Sunday, December 14, 2014

Chocolate brownie cutout cookies


As I've mentioned before, I tend to dislike recipes that involve rolling dough out. I much prefer to just scoop and plop the dough straight onto the baking sheets with as little dough handling as possible. For the sake of pretty cookies however, it's an effort that I'll make.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Cinnamon Nutella macarons


After several months of baking goodies in the dorm ovens, I'm still not too confident yet about the accuracy. These ovens definitely are hotter than whatever I set them as and I'm constantly pulling my things out early so they don't burn. It's for this reason that I haven't tried making macarons yet - they are more sensitive to changes like this.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mini cannoli bites


Pretty much immediately after I moved to Boston, I learned about one of its more popular dessert destinations - Mike's Pastry. Known for its generously filled cannolis (in assorted flavors) and lobster tails (a flaky pastry filled with cream), there are almost always lines pouring out the door at this bakery.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Chai tea cupcakes


Last weekend, I took a brief trip to New York City with some friends. It was great to get away from the studying and homework for a little while and enjoy sightseeing in the city. We even got to see Cinderella on Broadway!

Monday, November 3, 2014

White chocolate pumpkin snickerdoodles


Happy belated Halloween everyone! I usually don't put much effort into my costumes, but this year, someone was awesome enough to make me an amazing TARDIS hat (the light on the top blinks and everything!). All I had to do was put on my TARDIS apron and not move my head too quickly (the hat was pretty heavy).