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: 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

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: Cookies…Didn’t Go So Well

I love making cookies. I love making them more than I love making cakes. So, why weren't cookies the first things I tried to ratio bake? Well, the cake ratio was easier. The ratio for a cookie is 3:2:1, flour to fat to sugar. It's simple enough, but my brain can't function when it comes … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Cookies…Didn’t Go So Well

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