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
Greetings from hell. As I’m sure all of you know things are still bad out there. I leave the house once a week to go to the store and it feels like a treat. I’ve got to find some way to fill the time, so why not spend 3 days making croissants??? I feel like… Continue reading Puff Pastry Part Three: Will Work for Yeast
****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.
Hellooooo. So in January I did a poll on Instagram asking people if I should learn to make doughnuts or puff pastry and doughnuts won, which at the time I was kind of happy about because puff pastry is SCARY SERIOUS BAKING. February was over in .5 seconds and my school semester started, so I… Continue reading Puff Pastry Part 1: When the Going Gets Rough the Rough Get Puff
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
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
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