For the Jam Braid from yesterday's post, Sophronia and I made homemade blueberry jam! I love making jam. My family thinks I'm obsessed with jam (I'm not obsessed) and so does Sophronia (I'm really not obsessed). Once and for all, however, I'm going to say it: I'm not obsessed with making jam. I just like … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 47: Blueberry Jam!
I know, I know - it seems like I'm baking a lot of chocolate chip cookies lately. But this bake was not about the chocolate chip cookies, or even the chocolate (though admitting that something was momentarily more important than chocolate might be sacrilege). No, this bake was about the cranberries. This sounds silly, but … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 41: Cranberry-Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Yesterday I made a blueberry sorbet using the simple syrup recipe from The Ciao Bella Book of Gelato and Sorbet (thanks, local library!) and an improvised amount of blueberry and lemon juice puree. I've never had sorbet, so I was excited to see what the difference was between my creation and ice cream! First, I made the simple … Continue reading Adventures in Baking No. 20: Blueberry Sorbet!
There's a restaurant in my town that makes these amazing blackberry brownies - they're dense, chocolate-y brownies with blackberry jam baked into the top in a beautiful, marbled pattern. I love these brownies, and so when the whim to make jam struck me, I also decided to make brownies and swirl the jam onto them in … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 15: Cherry Brownies!