Never Bake a Cake in a Hurry

Dear Reader, A friendly piece of advice — never bake a cake in a hurry. During the pandemic, I have gotten into the habit of cooking dinner once a week for my boyfriend and I and preparing a dessert. In a routine way, I set aside 90 minutes (give or take 15 mins) one evening... Continue Reading →

The Beginner’s Bread

Dear Reader, Are you a fan of flatbread? To be honest, although I have had flatbread in the past, I had never prepared one until the pandemic. For many, flatbreads have become a new staple as they require so few ingredients, but also because they can be really, very good! In my flatbread adventures, I... Continue Reading →

Sad Little Loaves

Dear Reader, I have come to the point in this pandemic when I seem to be baking for the sake of baking rather than baking because I actually want to bake or am craving something sweet. For example, this past week, I made two types of pumpkin bread and have barely eaten either. The first... Continue Reading →

The Science of Baking

Dear Reader, When you account for all of the physical and chemical reactions, baking really is a messy sort of science. For example, when you make a cake you must mix and combine the ingredients (a physical reaction, i.e. when molecules are rearranged) and then bake everything in the oven (a chemical reaction, i.e. the... Continue Reading →

Have you tried the scones?

Dear Reader, Are you a fan of scones? If you are an American, you may be picturing the sweet, triangular baked goods that are often served at Starbucks or other cafes. If you are British, you may be envisioning a round, slightly-less sweet treat. Because I was running low on eggs (due to the pandemic),... Continue Reading →

Sweet, Soft, Simple – Mango Cake!

Dear Reader, Baking with mangos is surprisingly unpopular on cooking websites. These sweet tropical fruits are seemingly reserved for sorbets, ice creams, and puddings. Having a ripe mango in the kitchen and a desire to make a baked good, I ignored the advice of the internet and embarked on a near fruitless search to find... Continue Reading →

A Case for Orange Bread

Dear Reader, Once upon a time there were two sisters. Each wanted the last orange. They fought and fought until they finally decided to slice the orange in half. One sister peeled her half, ate the fruit, and threw the peel in the garbage bin. The other sister promptly discarded the fruit and used the... Continue Reading →

Potatoes can be Baked Goods Too

Dear Reader, A potato is not an apple. In French, the world “apple” is “pomme” and the word for “potato” is “pomme de terre,” despite the etymological relationship between these two words, one should not be confused into thinking that apples and potatoes have the same properties or should be used for the same purpose.... Continue Reading →

Sweet Like Honey

Dear Reader, Once in a blue moon, the stars will align and the ingredients in your pantry will exactly match up with the recipe you endeavor to make. Whenever this happens, take it as a sign that the kitchen gods have blessed the dish that you aim to prepare and have at it! I was... Continue Reading →

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