Daring Bakers Challenge: Teeny Bostini

One of the best aspects of being in the Daring Bakers is learning about new recipes you’ve never heard of or might never have thought of trying. This was the case this month, when our host Mary of Alpineberry unveiled our challenge: her favorite recipe for Bostini Cream Pie. This dessert was actually created in […]...

SHF#36 : Tipsy Apples

Andrew of Spittoon Extra has picked a very fun and timely theme for this month’s Sugar High Friday: Apples and alcohol. Timely because the markets are overflowing with all sorts of apples in their round-cheeked, rosy-skinned glory, and fun because, well, spirits always make things a little more fun. I also found the perfect recipe […]...

A Better Brioche for World Bread Day

Do bad things always happen in threes? My pastry teacher told us that she would always get kitchen injuries in groups of three. While that hasn’t happened to me so far (knock on wood), I did encounter a couple of technological mishaps in my attempts to bake something for World Bread Day – this entry […]...

Consider the Humble Chocolate Chip Cookie

Regan Daley’s Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies After weeks of poring over new cookbooks and testing out new recipes, I suddenly felt the urge to do something simple and familiar. Maybe it’s the increasingly nippy fall mornings, the grey clouds trundling across the sky like a soft cuddly blanket being unrolled, but I felt […]...

{Cookbook Review} A Sneak Peek at Desserts by the Yard

If you recall my cookbook wishlist from a few weeks ago, you’ll know that my bookcase is being threatened with imminent collapse in the next couple of months. How fortunate then that I recently received an advance copy of Sherry Yard’s upcoming Desserts by the Yard: since it was softcover and weighed less, I was […]...