How to Make Butter Cookies

As a ratio baker, I use weights and ratios to bake, so you'll find weights listed for most of the ingredients instead of cups. The Story How to Make Butter Cookies The Recipe The Story The cookie ratio scares me. I've been avoiding it for over a year. There are simply too many different kinds … Continue reading How to Make Butter Cookies

How to Make Gingerbread Cookies

As a ratio baker, I use ratios and weights to bake, so this is more of a how to guide than an actual recipe. Ratio baking cookies has eluded me since I tried them last year. This year, with the holidays coming up and with needing to entertain young cooped up children (thanks, pandemic), I … Continue reading How to Make Gingerbread Cookies

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Pumpkin Pie Attempts

So, it's fall. It's the time of everything pumpkin pie spice. For me, it's time for just one, single pumpkin pie. A frozen one that I've loved since I was a child. Unfortunately, I have a hard time finding it. A couple of months ago, I got it into my head that I really wanted … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Pumpkin Pie Attempts

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Behind the Scenes

Just something fun I'd thought I'd do! Take a look at my process for not just ratio baking, but how I put together a baking post. When I first started ratio baking, it was chaotic. I had no idea what I was doing, or what I needed to add to anything. I kept forgetting to … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Behind the Scenes

Adventures in Ratio Baking: 3 Eggs, 2 Desserts, 1 Hour

No, I'm not kidding! Using only 3 eggs, I managed to make 2 different desserts in a single hour. It was amazing! What did I make? Creme brulee (for a Bookish Bakes post inspired by The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux by Samantha Verant) and coconut macaroons because I've been dying for one since 2007. … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: 3 Eggs, 2 Desserts, 1 Hour

Bookish Bakes: Ginger Cakes

The Angel of Bishopsgate by Eloise Reuben made it easy for me. Tessie, one of the main characters in this historical mystery, bakes ginger cakes as her way of earning money. Life is tough for her and her husband in 1840s London, but she loves baking and selling her ginger cakes. I was delighted that … Continue reading Bookish Bakes: Ginger Cakes

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Making Mug Cakes

Last year, I made a ton of cakes while I was trying to perfect ratio baking cakes. This year, I still like cake, but would rather not have a whole cake staring at me day after day, wondering when I was going to get around to eating it. I mean, it can be very unsettling … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Making Mug Cakes

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Turning Custard Into Pudding

So, a while ago, one of my bloggy friends (hi, Lisa!) asked something about pudding. I didn't have an answer then about the difference between custard and pudding as they sound a lot alike. Since then, I've ended up with egg yolks on my hands and no good idea of what to use them for. … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Turning Custard Into Pudding

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Let’s Talk About Meringue

Did you know meringue also has a ratio to it? I didn't, either, until almost a year ago. I had always strictly followed a recipe because the first time I tried to make it had been a complete disaster. That was also almost 9 years ago, so I've come a long way since! The ratio … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Let’s Talk About Meringue

Adventures in Ratio Baking: When Making Beignets, Flour is Your Best Friend

I've always wanted to go to New Orleans, but not for Mardi Gras. When I was a kid, my mom and I used to watch all sorts of shows about haunted places and ghosts. New Orleans came up a lot, so I've always wanted to do one of the haunted tours. Oh, yeah, and I … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: When Making Beignets, Flour is Your Best Friend