Bittersweet Bakes

The first time I baked a cake, I knew baking – like the kitchen at large – was not for me. My mother advised me to read the recipe thoroughly, then write the recipe down by hand to give the process a better chance to sink into the crevices of my brain, and to have…

Peach Upside Down Cake

It’s an hour before time to break fast, and I figured I’d try out an application I just installed onto my phone. The app is Catch Notes and rather than type out nonsense as I am typically wont to do when trying out writing-oriented apps, I decided to do something useful instead: write out a…

Day Fifty Two

Woke up with a burning need to try popovers this morning. So I blended the ingredients together (egg, flour, milk, and salt), tossed in some chopped berries, pushed them into a 425 F oven, and hoped for the best. They rose, and were all nice and hollow inside, perfect for filling with any kind of…

Daring to be…ridiculous?

Blog-checking lines: The December 2012 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by the talented Marcellina of Marcellina in Cucina. Marcellina challenged us to create our own custom Panettone, a traditional Italian holiday bread! It’s been a while since I last took up a Daring Bakers’ challenge–last time being in January…so a fitting way to end the…

Day Thirty One

Carrot Cake, recipe via J. Paul Getty Museum Time to break out the scissors and get some sewing done!