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 a Simple Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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. It's preferable to look at this as more of a how-to guide. The Story How to Make a Simple Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting The Recipe The Story When I … Continue reading How to Make a Simple Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

How to Make Flatbread

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 Flatbread The Recipe The Story My husband and I had a day wedding. We got married a block from the beach, so our reception site had … Continue reading How to Make Flatbread

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

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Muffins

As a ratio baker, I use ratios and weights to bake, so this is more of a how to guide than an actual recipe. October and November mean pumpkin pie to me. It's literally the only time of the year I ever eat pumpkin pie. There's one specific brand I'll eat, but it's been harder … Continue reading How to Make Pumpkin Pie Muffins

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

Bookish Bakes: Creme Brulee

Yesterday my review for the book that inspired my Bookish Bakes posts posted, The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux by Samantha Verant. I love reading about food because it gives me so many ideas. In this book, chef Sophie has traveled from NYC where her dreams went up in flames back to her family's chateau … Continue reading Bookish Bakes: Creme Brulee

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

Bookish Bakes: Chocolate Friendship Cake

This one was inspired by Susan Mallery's The Friendship List. I was part of the book blog tour this past Tuesday. It was a lovely book about two lifelong friends getting out of their sad comfort zones and rediscovering life and love. With two lifelong best friends of my own, I couldn't not be inspired by … Continue reading Bookish Bakes: Chocolate Friendship Cake

Bookish Bakes: Lemon Meringue Cake

On Monday I posted a picture of a slice of this cake accompanying my Kindle featuring my then current read The Baron of Magister Valley by Steven Brust, so I thought I'd share my ratio recipe for the lemon meringue pie. If you give me a choice between cake and pie, I'll almost always pick cake. … Continue reading Bookish Bakes: Lemon Meringue Cake