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 →

Err on the Side of Sweetness

Dear Reader, Overconfidence in one’s abilities is the surest way to make a mistake. Over these past few weeks, I have been baking as a way to entertain myself in my self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. In the span of about a month, I have made banana bread (more here), flat bread (more here), and... Continue Reading →

How Not to Make Blue Bread

Dear Reader, Aren’t we all life-long learners? Well, I am at least when it comes to baking. I often experiment when I am in the kitchen, not because I’m advanced, but because I often do not have all of the required ingredients. Sometimes when I experiment in this way, I am pleasantly surprised (more here),... Continue Reading →

Baby Cakes

Dear Reader, How are you doing on groceries nowadays? With the ongoing pandemic, I have not been shopping in over three weeks. Needless to say, my supplies are dwindling. Regardless, I have been craving sugar and was wondering whether I could bake something with my meager collection of ingredients. I found plenty of recipes for... Continue Reading →

Don’t Bin It, Bake It!

Dear Reader, In a black and white world of leaders and followers, in the kitchen, I am a follower. Many of us, like myself, take joy in following recipes to bake something delicious, however, far fewer of us are the ones out there writing our own cookbooks. While I have zero aspirations to make baking... Continue Reading →

Apples and Sour Cream

Dear Reader, How often do you find yourself at the grocery stores these days? I haven’t shopped in over two weeks and now I see that the supply of fresh foods in the refrigerator is scarce. Some of the fruits are coming close to their expiration dates and it is clear that they will not... Continue Reading →

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