Bi Tries

Just Try and Stop Me PG&E: My Race Against Time to Make Royal Icing

Well things are bad here in the good ol’ bay. Everything is on fire and we’re up against a greedy company that privatized a basic utility people need to survive then didn’t create the proper infrastructure, and went bankrupt. In case you don’t know the situation here in California, I’ll give you a quick rundown.… Continue reading Just Try and Stop Me PG&E: My Race Against Time to Make Royal Icing

Unwanted Opinions

The First 5 Things You Should Bake if You Have No Clue What You’re Doing

Because if you start by trying to make croissants you’re gonna have a bad time Nobody starts out knowing exactly how to bake perfectly. Even experienced bakers need practice, and if you’re like me and you’re not a beginner OR experienced, it’s basically a game of “who knows if this’ll turn out, but fuck it”.… Continue reading The First 5 Things You Should Bake if You Have No Clue What You’re Doing

Recipes

The OG Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

I don’t really understand what the obsession with creating the “perfect” chocolate chip cookie is all about. (Mostly because I already found it, it’s this one from Sally’s Baking Addiction, fight me. https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/chewy-chocolate-chip-cookies/ ) It seems like every baking/cooking publication, from the New York Times to Bon Appetit, claims to have created the ULTIMATE rendition… Continue reading The OG Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

Unwanted Opinions

There is a Special Circle of Hell for Whoever Invented Savory Cheesecake

A story of taking things to far. Look. We all know I’m A Cheesecake Ho. I’ve made two separate posts about it. It’s my favorite dessert and I will fight for it. But even a good thing can be taken too far. The first time I became aware of savory cheesecakes was when I was… Continue reading There is a Special Circle of Hell for Whoever Invented Savory Cheesecake

Unwanted Opinions

5 Cookbooks to Get You into Baking

A common origin story on baking blogs and amongst bakers in general is the trope of “baking with Mom”, or Grandma, or other relative. They relate fond memories of licking spoons and learning passed down wisdom in a sun-dappled kitchen, the radio softly playing in the background, probably a horse running around outside somewhere. I… Continue reading 5 Cookbooks to Get You into Baking

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Revenge of the Brioche: In which I reclaim my title of Yeast Queen

Y’all, bread is hard to make. Making bread has been an up and down experience for me. The first bread I ever made was in a crockpot, and although it was tasty, it could definitely only be loosely described as “bread”. Perhaps you could sell it in a grocery store as a “wheat food product”… Continue reading Revenge of the Brioche: In which I reclaim my title of Yeast Queen

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Blind Baking: A Tale of Hubris and Knowing When to Quit

July is one of two months of the year when we reach the inconceivable point where there are too many desserts in the house. My birthday is on the 17th, and my brother’s is on the 23rd, meaning there is a full sized dessert that gets made for each of us, in addition to the… Continue reading Blind Baking: A Tale of Hubris and Knowing When to Quit

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Mind the Crack-Baking my First Cheesecake

Cheesecake is my favorite dessert (read my post in Unwanted Opinions to see why) but baking a full one had always intimidated me. Every single cheesecake recipe always contains a plethora of *WARNING* type messages about how you will most likely fuck up your cheesecake. Your cream cheese isn’t soft enough? You fucked up your… Continue reading Mind the Crack-Baking my First Cheesecake