Ever wondered, “What’s the difference between all purpose flour vs cake flour vs bread flour vs almond flour?” Wonder no more!
I love getting baking questions from my friends and family. It makes the pastry nerd inside of me glow bright and warm like an oven light.
Can I make buttermilk? Do I need to sift powdered sugar? Can I substitute baking soda for baking powder?
Yes. Probably. And don’t you dare.
Recently, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about flour, and if you don’t frequent the baking aisle as much as I do, it can be intimidating. All of those seemingly identical but totally different boxes of flour stare back at you like you’re suppose to have an opinion on bleached vs unbleached flour.
To clear up some of the confusion, let’s sort through a few basic flours.
Everyone needs a recipe for the best Chocolate Chip Cookies. This one is yours!
Fancy cakes and french desserts are nice and all, but nothing gives me warm and fuzzy feelings like a killer batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies.
I set out on a simple mission: make the best chocolate chip cookies ever. I said simple mission, not easy.
This Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake is like summer in a bundt pan.
I would like to submit this Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake as reason #2,873 for why I love pound cake. It’s dense but moist. Works as a layered cake or in a bundt pan. Tastes amazing loaded with fruit or chocolate or both.
Our tour through The Bread Baker’s Apprentice continues! Today we’re going step by step and learning how to make Challah.
Sorry, I’ve been wanting to shout that for a while. I’ve also been wanting to tackle this recipe for a while. I made challah once in pastry school and loved it. It’s as wonderful to look at as it is to make french toast with.
Caramel Cake, filled with caramel frosting and drizzled with caramel sauce. Get your caramel fix here!
I love birthdays. My birthday. Your birthday. Family birthdays. Strangers’ birthdays. I love them all. A lot of people hate their birthday, so I think I try to combat all that ill-will and love everyone’s birthday whether they want me to or not.
This year, my roommate wasn’t super excited about her birthday, but I was! Because 1) As we’ve discussed, I love birthdays and 2) I knew I was making this Caramel Cake. It’s a caramel lover’s dream with homemade caramel sauce in the cake batter, frosting and drizzled on top.
It’s so good that I had a brief moment where I contemplated keeping it all for myself. It was brief, but it happened.
This Vanilla Bourbon Peach Jam proves that there is no such thing as too much of a good thing.
I’d like to formally invite you to a boozy, summer party in the South. It’s called Vanilla Bourbon Peach Jam, and it’s happening right inside this mason jar. If your eyes just turned into red hearts, that’s totally normal.
Get these fluffy, Southern-grandma-approved Buttermilk Biscuits in your oven and then into your mouth.
I get in these little baking fits where I become obsessed with perfecting a recipe. These Buttermilk Biscuits are the flaky results of my latest fit.
I woke up one Saturday and really, really wanted biscuits. The kind that steam when you open them up and have layers so buttery and so flaky that they melt in your mouth. After several Saturdays and dozens of biscuits, I found my perfect recipe.
Put on your stretchy pants. We’re making Cinnamon Rolls!
Where has May gone? Better yet, where has 2017 gone? We’re nearly half way through, and I feel like I just put away my Christmas lights. The fact that I put them away in February is besides the point.
To be fair, I know full well where May has gone. It has gone to watching The Great British Bake Off. After hearing about it for years, it finally landed on Netflix, and it’s just as glorious as I imagined.
I wanted to share these Cinnamon Rolls for a while now, but I was too enraptured by Mary Berry’s perfectly sculpted hair to do much else with my life. Now I’ve snapped out of my Bake Off comma, and I need to share these Sunday-morning-worthy Cinnamon Rolls with you.
Packed with tequila and puckery lime, these Margarita Cupcakes prove that margs aren’t just for drinking.
A long, long time ago, in March of 2015, I shared my Margarita Cupcakes. Also in March of 2015, I had a fondness for surrounding my pictures with giant black borders. Oh, and I took those pictures on my state of the art iPhone 4. Times they have a-changed. And because they have changed, I thought it was time for an update.
It’s a good thing a batch of this Almond Orange Biscotti makes a ton of cookies because you’re going to want to eat every single one.
If you’ve followed along for a while now (Hi, mom!), then you know that I have a deep love for dessert disguised as breakfast. Exhibit A. Exhibit B. Exhibit C.
Now I can add Almond Orange Biscotti as Exhibit D. It is just the right amount of sweet, is easy to take on the go and is heaven with coffee.