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

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

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

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

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!