My all-time favorite dessert EVER is chocolate babka. I mean, it's just everything I love in a dessert - sugar, bread, butter, chocolate, more sugar, pretty swirls. Sheer perfection, to quote Mary Berry. The recipe that my sister uses - the treasured marvel that creates my own personal edible heaven - is from The Holiday Kosher … Continue reading Adventures in Baking No. 62: Chocolate Babka!
I am a huge fan of The Great British Bake-Off, and one of the desserts that frequently appears on the show - and, as a result, is on my To-Bake List - is a Swiss roll. Also known as a jelly-roll cake, a Swiss roll is a type of roulade. Basically, a fat-less sponge cake is … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 61: Chocolate Swiss Roll
S'mores are a classic summer dessert, evocative of campfires, laughter, and (for me) the smell of burning marshmallows. (Yes, I have set my fair share of marshmallows accidentally aflame.) So when I saw a recipe for s'mores cookies in the newest Bake From Scratch magazine, I was psyched! The cookies in the recipe (accompanied by … Continue reading Adventures in Baking No. 58: S’mores Cookies!
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!
Hey everyone! I know I've been away for a while - March was super crazy! I'm sorry for my absence, and I'd like to promise that it won't happen again, but...life does sometimes happen. Anyway, here's the awesome mixed-starter bread I made from Baking with Julia: This bread was a life-changing experience. It was time-consuming, … Continue reading Extra Fun Scone Recipe!
I always come back to making cookies. I guess it's because when I first began to bake, I baked cookies. I was low-tech, imprecise, carefree - I just chucked ingredients in a bowl and forgot all of the really interesting facts my sister would teach me while we made delicious desserts. So cookies are really … Continue reading Adventures in Baking No. 54: Chocolate-Mint Cookies! (Plus some chocolate chip cookies…)
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!