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Baking for Two

Baking for TwoIt’s a lot of fun to bake for a big crowd, whether it is goodies for a bake sale, an office party or a family celebration, but most of the time you are probably baking for a much smaller group. Baking recipes aren’t always designed for small batches and not every recipe is easy …

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Marbled, Swirled, and Layered

Marbled, Swirled, and LayeredWhen I first met Irvin Lin, it was quite a few years ago and he was relatively new to the food blogging world. I liked him immediately and found him to be a wonderfully creative and inspiring guy. Though we should have stayed in closer touch than we did – as often happens when …

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Atelier Confectionery

Atelier ConfectioneryMaking candy at home can seem like a big challenge when you haven’t done it before, but like all other kitchen-related tasks, a little practice can make a very difficult task easy. Candy-making is a skill that takes a little practice, a little patience and some good recipes, but once you start to get …

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American Cake

American Cake “As American as apple pie” is a well known phrase, but perhaps we could replace pie with cake and end up with a phrase that is just as appropriate, for the US has a long history of making and enjoying a wide variety of cakes. Early American cakes used the same building blocks – …

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Mary Berry 100 Cakes and Bakes

Mary Berry 100 Cakes and BakesIf you’re a fan of the Great British Baking Show (and it is such an enjoyable program, it’s hard not to become a fan after seeing just one episode!), then you know about Mary Berry. The popular judge is a well known food writer and is, unfortunately, not returning to the show next season. …

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