On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Eleven pipers piping, ten lords-a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids-a-milking, seven swans-a-swimming, six geese-a-laying Five golden rings Four calling birds, three French hens, two turtledoves, and a partridge in a pear tree My original thought for pipers involved literal piping–a piping bag filled
In reading a bunch of crepe recipes in preparation for the crepe cake, one common element stuck out to me: they all called for resting the batter before cooking. Times varied from an hour to overnight, and none of them offered an explanation. I like being able to justify every step in a recipe beyond,
Sometimes I like to pretend that I’m a real, independent adult, with, you know, an apartment and a job and even a cat. But in reality, my first call when I have news (good or bad), need advice, or want to make that really yummy dish we ate that one time is my mom. She’s
Hi friends. It’s been a while, I know, but I promise there’s a really good reason for the radio silence. As of a couple weeks ago, I’m working full-time as a baker! It’s pretty incredible. I spend my days making pies and ice cream and now also some savory things like veggie burgers and mayo.
Blame it on the alcohol Happy Pi Day! I hope everyone got to celebrate this very special occasion last week; acceptable methods of honoring the day include both doing some calculations and eating delicious pie. For anyone who has not yet added this holiday to their calendar, all the cool people celebrate March 14 in honor
A softer bread Some of you probably think I’m crazy for making something as consistently store-bought as hamburger buns in my own kitchen, so I’m pre-emptively arguing back: while not all packaged buns are created equal (and some are extremely delicious, like Trader Joe’s pretzel rolls), the majority are pretty lackluster. But even more than
Meatless meat, or how to make flour into turkey Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. My general philosophy and the motto of this spectacular holiday is proudly displayed on a magnet on my fridge: “Love people. Cook them tasty food.” To me, Thanksgiving is a chance to get all my favorite people in one
Glorious Gluten Flour is kind of glorious: the basis of everything from delicate pastries to hearty breads, it has as many applications as the imagination can conceive. When mixed with water, it changes from an unremarkable white powder into a sticky glue and then into a cohesive ball of dough. After baking, the texture changes