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 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

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

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: 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

Berry Yogurt Tart (revisited)

Wow, this one was from about 2 years ago, when my mom and I used to take my baby and toddler to the local farmer's market and buy up some French-style yogurt. Now I'm too paranoid to go to farmer's markets, but am really suddenly missing this yogurt, and the too good berry tarts I … Continue reading Berry Yogurt Tart (revisited)

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

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