Tag Archive: baking

Cupcake party: Vanilla cupcakes with pink vanilla frosting

April 8, 2017

I was looking at my cookbook collection to get inspired and saw a cupcake book by Martha Stewart that was hiding among many books in the dessert section. I pulled it out to take a look and immediately wanted to go into the kitchen and bake. The thing with cupcakes is that they need to look attractive. Piping nice and uniform designs with a piping bag is not my forte. I have taken cake decorating... View Article

Fougasse with olives, thyme and rosemary

August 19, 2016

Baking bread feels so authentic, so fundamental to cooking. Just think of all the cooks over millenia baking bread for their families and communities all over the world. I don’t bake bread all the time but as is my style, every now and then I go all in and bake all kinds of breads for a while and then move on to something else until I revisit this art again. The inspiration for this round... View Article

Chocolate chunk cookies

October 8, 2015

I am winding down my kitchen for the season preparing to leave for Italy in just a couple  weeks. Still, I was watching Giada de Lorentis episode about her visit to Tuscany and watched her made these cookies and could not help going into the kitchen to make a batch. Not sure who is going to eat them, but it’s fun to bake. Giada makes these very large, she scoops them by 1 cup balls... View Article

Ricotta and berry cake

May 10, 2015

This is a cross between a cheese cake and a butter cake, combining the best of both. It’s a very moist and light cake dotted with fresh berries and scented with lemon zest. I saw the recipe in Bon Appetite and marked it to make when the need arise, and it has. I like the look and aroma of a freshly baked cake on the kitchen counter inviting you to slice a piece and enjoy... View Article