Maybe quarantine isn’t so bad guys!!! Look at all this free time I have to make beautiful desserts and share them with my beloved family and rediscover the joy within! I’m kidding, quarantine sucks and every day we’re in here is probably going to be represented as a grey hair on my head. But I… Continue reading Don’t Macaron Decision
****HI just as a quick update, I wrote the first draft this post on March 14 and since then (it’s now March 20) things with COVID-19 have gotten crazy. Here in the Bay Area we are in shelter-in-place, meaning I’m not leaving the house except to go to the store, and even then we’re trying… Continue reading Puff Pastry Part 2: We Live in Hell. Hell is Real, and We Live Here.
Well it couldn’t all go smoothly. After two successful rounds I finally hit a roadblock with my attempt at jelly and cream filled donuts w/ chocolate glaze. Can I just say that bostom cream donuts are like…objectively the best kind of donut. Chocolate and vanilla? A SURPRISE IN THE MIDDLE? Yes. Jelly used to be… Continue reading Donut Mania Round 3: Murder on the Donut Express
We continue our donut journey with a foray into classic yeasted ring donuts. These are the donuts we all know in love. They’re breadier than cake donuts, but are nevertheless light and fluffy and covered in sugar. Think Krispy-Kreme, except Krispy-Kreme is overrated (sorry my West Coast folks. Also I’ve never had a Dunkin Donut… Continue reading Donut Mania Round 2: The Dark Donut Rises
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
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