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Lemonade

The Best of Blogs polls are open! Head over to vote for bakingsheet as the Best Cooking/Recipe Blog! Lemonade is a drink that I associate with summer and the record-setting 88F/31C weather we saw here in Los Angeles last week was enough to spark my taste for it. Not to mention the fact that my lemon tree is practically falling over under the weight of ... Read More »

Baked Custard

Custard is not really the most visually impressive of foods. It can be thick, thin, cooked on the stovetop or baked in the oven. A good custard will have a pale, yellowish or cream color and, if it is a baked custard, probably a slightly darker “skin” on top. Some people, like me, love it and some hate it. Creme brulee cleverly covers it up ... Read More »

Dark Molasses Cake with Streusel

For me, this is an unusual cake because it doesn’t have any sugar in it. Instead, it relys on molasses for sweetness. Though molasses is derrived from boiling sugar cane when it is processed into sugar, it is not entirely sweet. The darker the molasses is – meaning that it comes from the second boiling of sugar cane as opposed to the first – the ... Read More »

Lemon Meringue Pie Cupcakes

I love these cupcakes. I loved mixing them, filling them and making the meringues. Most of all, I loved eating them. Did I mention that they are simple to put together and very impressive looking? I was inspired by a recipe from Food&Drink, the official magazine of the liquor licensing board of Ontario, Canada. I didn’t quite use their recipe, but the premise is the ... Read More »

A Calendar and a Few News Items

I would like to announce the release of the official bakingsheet 2006 wall calendar at the official bakingsheet shop. The calendar is packed with delicious bakingsheet images. I originally created it so I could share a few of my favorite photos from the last year with family and friends and, I’ll admit, I liked a few of them so much that I wanted them on ... Read More »

Banana Scones

Normally, I wouldn’t consider bananas to be the kind of fruit that you chop up and mix into baked goods. The soft, velvety texture of bananas seems to lend itself to mashing. But I broke tradition and chopped them up before I added them to these scones. I felt that the texture of the scone would be compromised if I added all that excess moisture. ... Read More »

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Bakery-Style Muffins

There are a few tricks to baking a bakery style muffin. By “bakery style muffin” I mean a muffin that has a slight crispness to its muffin top, is moist and fluffy inside and is exactly halfway between being coarse and being cake-like. Most importantly, a bakery style muffin has a big, domed top taking up about 50% of the muffin. Kelli, from Lovescool, and ... Read More »

Mini Chicken Sausage Fritattas

Miniature versions of big things are often much cuter than their cousins and these little fritattas are no exception. Though the recipe from EatingWell calls them mini quiches, I think that fritatta is a little more accurate, since there is no crust. Not to mention that the term “fritatta” is perhaps a touch more current than “quiche”, which seems somewhat reminiscent of the ’70s to ... Read More »

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