Learning 2 Bake from Scratch

Baking Powder I had read that people used to make their own baking powder and scoffed at those who purchased it, rather than baking “from scratch”. I never bothered to track down what they did. Apparently, it’s a “thing”, again – 150 years later. I found this video very interesting: Adam Regusea is good –Continue reading “Learning 2 Bake from Scratch”

Italian Coffee – it’s different

That’s the new coffee maker. I hadn’t noticed how reflective it is; auto-focus is finding it overly reflective, too. smeg is an Italian brand (that doesn’t want its abbreviation capitalized, from what I can tell). The Bosch never worked and – after months waiting – they finally decided it was the seller’s fault, who gaveContinue reading “Italian Coffee – it’s different”

Learning 2 Bake from Scratch – XXXIV

Pecan Tarts I still haven’t found The Joy of Cooking, which contains “my” award-winning pecan pie recipe. So, off to the Intertubes I went. William’s Sonoma had a tasty-sounding maple syrup pecan pie, so that’s what I used: 1 rolled-out round basic pie dough2 cups pure maple syrup2 eggs, lightly beaten1/4 cup firmly packed light orContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake from Scratch – XXXIV”

Learning 2 Bake from Scratch – XXXIII

Macarons Attempt the second (see attempt the first) turned out much better. Following the established format, first the recipe: 2 egg whites1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar3/4 cup (70g) almond flour3/4 cup (90g) powdered sugar1/4 cup (30g) cocoa powdersaltcream and chocolate for the ganache (very small quantities) Beat the egg whites until fluffy, then beat inContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake from Scratch – XXXIII”