Recently I was tasked with making gluten-free brownies for a party. Normally, I use one-for-one gluten-free flour - which mimics the structure of gluten using xanthan gum - and a regular brownie recipe. However, a few weeks ago I picked up coconut flour at the grocery store, and here was my opportunity to use it! … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 57: Coconut Flour Brownies!
Sophronia and Alexandra, your amateur recipe inventors of fun-ness, are BACK! We held a weekend baking party and came up with these little drop cookie gems from SCRATCH! I'm sorry for all the exclamation points - it's just so exciting. Okay, so here's how it went down. First, we wanted to make a chocolate chip … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 53: Ginger-Chocolate S’more Cookies!
First: I know I use a lot of exclamation points, and punctuation overuse is a serious problem, but come on. I mean, "awesome" is in the title! The word "awesome" just demands an exclamation point! Just saying. (Did you notice how all the sentences with the word "awesome" have exclamation points?! That was purposeful...because grammar is … Continue reading Adventures in Baking No. 44: Awesome Chocolate Chunks!
I recently picked up poppyseeds from the grocery store, and I've been anxious to use them. So when, while flipping through the Taste of Home magazine (see my last post), I saw a recipe for awesome-looking lemon-poppyseed cookies, I couldn't resist! The recipe was fairly simple. It was a shortbread cookie with lemon juice, lemon … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 33: Lemon-Poppyseed Cookies!
A few years ago Sophronia and I had made these amazing chocolate chip cookies with Oreos in the middle. They were so delicious that we decided to recreate them using King Arthur Flour's Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion. This is my all-time favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. It's just … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 31: Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Well, this was one strange baking ride. I originally wanted to make ice cream sandwiches - gingersnaps with pumpkin ice cream sounded like an amazing pairing - but I guess we'll never know, because the ice cream went way south. First, I decided to make the Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream recipe from Sweet Cream and Sugar … Continue reading Adventures in Baking No. 30: Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream and Gingersnaps
In my house, there is one dessert so revered that it is the standard by which all other baked goods are measured. It is a level of deliciousness that I constantly strive towards. What's the standard? A slice of bakery Birthday Cake. And yesterday, I baked something that my family rated as the standard's equal. … Continue reading Adventures in Baking No. 22: Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches!