Daring Bakers Challenge: Cinnamon Rolls and Sticky Buns

The Daring Bakers got a two-for-one challenge this month, courtesy of our lovely hostess Marce: a recipe for cinnamon rolls that could also be turned into sticky buns! Although yeast is not really my forte, I do have a terrible weakness for morning pastries: the sweeter and gooey-er, the better. Bear claws and almond croissants […]...

SHF#35: A Feast of Figs

Trust Ivonne of the wonderful Cream Puffs in Venice to come up with the perfect theme for this month’s Sugar High Friday: figs. I will admit that figs were never my favorite fruit; I liked them well enough but I always preferred eating, and baking, with other more familiar fruits. This might partly be because […]...

It's Cookbook Time!

I know fall has technically not arrived yet (just a few days away!), but already thoughts of the holiday season are popping up in my head. You know where baking is concerned, one can never start thinking about the holidays soon enough.  All the pies and tarts and crumbles filled with pumpkin and apples and […]...

Tales of the Elephant Heart Plum

Check it out: this post is featured on Yumsugar and Serious Eats! How fabulous is the bounty of fruit at the farmers’ markets right now? I wanted to make something with plums before they disappeared, and this week when I went to market I saw a variety that I hadn’t baked with before: the oh-so-intriguingly […]...

{Cookbook Review} Pure Dessert, Pure Inspiration

When I met up with Veronica of Veronica’s Test Kitchen a few weeks ago, not only did I get the pleasure of a fun night out with a fellow baker, but I was also clued in to an early release of Alice Medrich’s newest book, Pure Dessert – one I’d been eagerly awaiting. Veronica had […]...