Most bakers use all-purpose flour for almost everything they make at home. In the professional bakeshop we would use four different kinds of flour. Each type of flour had its own set of properties, making it best for the baking product for which it was used. As I have been working with different gluten-free flour … More Not All Flours are Created Equal
Well, it is Thursday, so let’s step back in time to the 1800’s for this one. That seems to be the era most noted when looking for info on the origin of mousse as a dessert, though I believe it was probably being served way before that. The first official recipe citing seems to have … More Three Good Reasons to Whip up Some Mousse
Last night I was texting friends during the Academy Awards, just like everybody else on the planet, and one of my best friends let me know she had made chocolate chip cookies that did not turn out. So sad! I promised to share my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, so here it is. Here is the thing … More And the Award for Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Goes To…
If you can find a good gluten-free baking mix that you like then by all means use the commercial product. I have found Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour to be very good and it is what I used before I started making my own. You can also make your own gluten-free mixture using the following … More DIY Gluten-Free Baking Mix
But when is enough – enough? Really? I know what you are thinking. Get over it. Go to the store and just buy some chocolate – but no! It’s so much fun to mess around with the different levels of cocoa and to add stuff to the chocolate bars and to master tempering the chocolate. … More Enough with the Chocolate Bars Already!
Yes, that is me, I am guessing I was about 3 ish… I found this photo in with some others which my mom had set aside for me. There are more of these iconic images of me whipping up culinary delights. I promise to share. I have no idea what I was making. Probably just … More Now what is she making???
Lately, I have been reevaluating my spending. Upon reflection I found that my chocolate bar habit was up to about $90 a month! I like high quality dark (70 – 90%) chocolate. Some might even go as far as to say I self-medicate. I adhere to the theory that chocolate is an essential anti-oxidant – … More DIY Chocolate Bars