Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Green tea chocolate cupcakes


Around the same time that I got addicted to baking last summer, I discovered the world of loose-leaf tea. I actually grew up drinking regular loose-leaf green tea, but hadn't had much else past that. When I visited a tea shop for the first time, it was a little overwhelming. Rows upon rows of tea infused with fruit and spices and some stuff I couldn't even pronounce. It was fun trying all sorts of different flavors, but at the end of day, I always found myself coming back to regular green tea.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

S'mores brownies


Life is getting busy, but there's always time for baking! Once I get a better handle on my schedule, I can make fancier desserts, but while I'm still getting fully settled in, I've been sticking with simpler recipes, like cookies and brownies.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Red bean sesame cookies


I hope to avoid being a stereotypical poor grad student, yet somehow keep up my baking habit. After doing the math, I should be just fine, but still, I can't go wasting ingredients. After recipe though (especially a more unique recipe), I often have leftover ingredients that aren't commonly used in other recipes. I hate to see that food to go waste, so my solution has been experimenting with new recipes that use up what I have.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Blueberry lemon cheesecake bites


Living in my new dorm-style apartment in grad school reminds me a lot of the college days, but I actually don't mind that. There are quite a few building events every week (usually involving free food) and it's a great way to meet new people in a new environment.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Peanut butter apple cookies


We are still working through the massive pile of apples we brought from last week's apple picking, but luckily we're not sick of apples yet! Naturally, to help speed along the apple-depleting process before they all rot, I decided to bake with them. Again.