It’s been a bit of a quiet week on the baking front, so I just have a short post today. I thought it would be fun to go back and talk about a cake and cookies that I made a few weeks ago. I’ve put an asterisk on the dairy-free part of this post, because… Read More Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free*, and Sugar-Free
I’ve had my share of difficulties when it comes to dairy-free icings. Often, I find it hard to get the icing stiff enough, as I tend to favour coconut oil over vegan butters. The reason for that is because I am allergic to peas, of all things, and pea protein shows up in a surprising… Read More Dairy-Free Buttercream
At the start of my nut-free macaron adventures, I hated macarons. I hated my first three batches, I hated grating white chocolate, and I hated that they puffed up and cracked and didn’t look like real macarons. Finally, I seem to have gotten the hang of them. Though my last batch of coconut macarons didn’t… Read More Rice Flour Macarons
Sometimes, a baking experiment really goes wrong, and there’s nothing you can do. I always feel awful having to get rid of batter or baked goods that just didn’t come out properly. It always seems so wasteful. But sometimes, a baking experiment goes wrong and it’s completely salvageable, and it creates something new and delicious.… Read More Macaron (Mis)adventure
I’ll be covering two different Thanksgiving projects today! One of these projects was a cake and cupcake order, and the second was a batch of sugar cookies made just for fun (because I love decorating cookies, and I love seeing how my skills improve every time). For the first of these projects, I made a… Read More Thanksgiving Treats!
For those not familiar with a french macaron, they are a sandwich-style cookie, made with egg white, sugar, and almond flour, and typically filled with a buttercream or ganache (though I have to say, lemon curd is also a delicious filling). I know there are some purists out there who will say that a nut-free… Read More Nut-Free French Macarons
I think something is off with my oven. It took a few tries to get these cakes to work; I had two come out underdone, even when the skewer test seemed fine, the top sprung back, and the cakes were in far longer than their recommended baking times. I don’t think it’s the fault of… Read More Lemon-Raspberry and Chocolate Drip Cakes