Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XVI

Take that! It’s not that I didn’t follow the recipe. Well, actually it is. The ingredient list is the same, but here’s what I actually did: 1 cup sugar (small)3/4 cup shorteningGrated rind and juice of 1 orange3 eggs3 cups flour1.5 tsp baking powder1/4 tsp salt It may have been a bit less than 3Continue reading “Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XVI”

Learning 2 Bake, from Scratch – XV

New city, new altitude, new stove, minimal gear. What could go wrong? I’m craving cookies and this looks like a good summer cookie recipe (from grandma): Orange Drops 1 cup sugar (large)1 cup shortening (small)Grated rind and juice of 1 medium orange2 eggspinch of salt1 cup flour (large)1 tsp baking powder1 cup H [hazel?] nutsContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake, from Scratch – XV”

Learning 2 Bake, from Scratch – XIV

Still on intermission, but I just read a post about einkorn cookies at According To Hoyt. I had never heard of “einkorn” and I don’t want to lose the recipe, so copying it here. Einkorn Thumbprint Cookies From: Dorothy Grant 1 stick butter1/4 cup sugar (52 grams)1 egg yolk1.5 teaspoons lemon juice1.25 cups all-purpose einkornContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake, from Scratch – XIV”

Learning 2 Bake, from Scratch – XIII

I’m cheating this time: I found a box of cupcake mix in the pantry (a gift from Gali, a couple years ago), so I’m making that. Instead of Williams-Sonoma recipe, I’m making a Williams-Sonoma product. The “recipe” is quite simple: 2 eggs1/2 cup milk1 package Vanilla Cupcake Mix (included)8 Tbl (1 stick) cold unsalted butter,Continue reading “Learning 2 Bake, from Scratch – XIII”

Learning 2 Bake, from Scratch – XII

I’m tired of cakes, for now, so how about some cookies? The first five cookie recipes in grandma’s cookbook required things I do not have (raisins, buttermilk, oatmeal, baker’s ammonia). Sixth time is the charm, or not. There is a reason for “mise en place un”: I’m out of sour cream, too. What’s up withContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake, from Scratch – XII”

Learning 2 Bake, from Scratch – XI

Only final pictures, since this is the same recipe as last time, aside from three changes: Added two more tablespoons of flour, baked at 360, and I didn’t use the bands around the pans. It’s better: I think the bands improve things; they bake more evenly. That is approximately how they were positioned in theContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake, from Scratch – XI”