Since my husband gave me a shiny new kitchen scale for Christmas 2018, I’ve started exploring ratio baking, which is baking things like cake and bread using ratios instead of recipes. So far, it’s been quite a journey full of ups and downs, but it’s definitely worth it. I’m enjoying it more than I ever enjoyed following a recipe. For one, I love the freedom it offers.

Follow along on my journey! If you embark on one, too, I’d love to hear about it.

About Baking

The Best Part

The Downside

Behind the Scenes

Basic Ingredients for Cakes, Cookies, and Bread

Basic Ingredients for Custard, Biscuits, and Muffins/Quick Breads

A Year of Adventures in Ratio Baking

Learn to Love Mini Cake Tins With Me

5 Things You Can Bake Without Planning

Cake Ratio

Chocolate Cake Attempts 1 & 2

Too Many Types of Cake

Chocolate Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

Baking Gluten-Free Cakes

Making Mug Cakes

Cookie Ratio

Cookies…Didn’t Go So Well

Bread Ratio


A Quick Guide to Ratio Baking Bread

Boiling the Bread Dough to Make Bagels

Another Thing You Can Turn Bread Dough Into? Buns!

Custard Ratio


Let’s Try Custard Again

Custard or Ice Cream?

Souffle Wasn’t as Scary as I Thought

Turning Custard Into Pudding

3 Eggs, 2 Desserts, 1 Hour

Muffins Ratio

Time for Muffins

A Quick Guide to Ratio Baking Muffins

Pie Dough Ratio

Apple Pie Time

Pie Ratio Plus Custard Ratio Equals Chocolate Pie

Pasta Ratio

Pasta Dough…Was Sticky

Biscuits Ratio

Biscuits It Is

Choux Pastry Ratio

When Making Beignets, Flour Is Your Best Friend

Meringue Ratio

Let’s Talk About Meringue

3 Eggs, 2 Desserts, 1 Hour

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