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

Raisin Buns

When I was a kid, my mom did the weekly grocery shopping at a local market, and my dad would go to the Chinese market about a half hour away to get all sorts of Asian goodies for all of us. We loved the chocolate filled Koalas, the big containers of shredded pork, spicy cracker … Continue reading Raisin Buns

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Another Thing You Can Turn Bread Dough Into? Buns!

I'm quickly finding out just how versatile the basic bread dough is. With the weather warming up, the temperatures are perfect for getting bread to rise, so I've been obsessed with bread dough and turning it into bagels and now buns! Some time ago, before the pandemic, I decided to make a coconut cake that … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Another Thing You Can Turn Bread Dough Into? Buns!

A Quick Guide to Ratio Baking Bread

I consider bread to be it's own food group. I know it's not, but that's just how much I adore bread (as long as it's not sourdough or rye). Once I figured out how to ratio bake bread, the only thing that's ever stopped me is the weather. See, bread needs warmth to rise properly, … Continue reading A Quick Guide to Ratio Baking Bread

5 Things You Can Bake Without Planning

Short on time or baking at the spur of the moment? These 5 things are perfect choices! For years, whenever I wanted to bake, I had to plan for it. I had to make sure I had my recipe and all the ingredients I would need, and remember to let the eggs come to room … Continue reading 5 Things You Can Bake Without Planning

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Biscuits It Is

I love bread. When the weather started to cool off, and I was no longer able to get a good rise without having to turn on the heat or the oven, I scrambled for something else that could whet my bread thirst. Biscuits! Of course. So easy. So simple. Definitely something I could literally walk … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Biscuits It Is

How to Make Bread

Let's try something a little different. Please let me know if you enjoyed it, or thought it was completely bizarre. Step One: Measure out 15 parts of flour and 9 parts of water. Add one teaspoon of yeast and 0.3 ounces of salt to the flour. Stir. I was in separate pieces, once. When I … Continue reading How to Make Bread

A Year of Adventures in Ratio Baking

About a year ago, I got it into my head that I'd like a kitchen scale and I'd like to figure out ratio baking. The Husband got me a kitchen scale for Christmas, probably because I wouldn't shut up about it, and then my brain panicked because it meant I should actually use it. I … Continue reading A Year of Adventures in Ratio Baking

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Bread

I'm a bread-oholic. I love bread, as long as it's not sourdough or rye. My family loves to tell the story of the time we were at a restaurant and, instead of oogling the (apparently) good looking guy, I was eyeing the tray of bread he was carrying. In my defense, we had just finished … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Bread

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Basic Ingredients for Cakes, Cookies, and Bread

When I first started ratio baking in 2019, I worried about the ingredients I would need. Without a recipe with a handy list, it was hard to know exactly what to use. And, as I later found out, to remember to add it. Fortunately, ratio baking has some basics. Since it's based on ratios, it … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Basic Ingredients for Cakes, Cookies, and Bread