Friday, January 23, 2015

Apple pie (baked in apples)


As I said in my last post, I've been working on more basic recipes - figuring out the perfect chocolate chip cookie, the perfect yellow cupcake, the perfect brownie, etc. While all that is fun (and yummy), I get bored and occasionally need to make a more non-conventional recipe.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Peppermint brownies


It's been a long time since I last updated with a new recipe. Between finals, the holidays, and all the travel that I've been doing, I've still managed to find time to bake, but those were all old recipes I already blogged about. It's about time I try something new.

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.