Hello, baking fans! I’m still talking to myself, I know…but I’m keeping track. I have done a bit of baking here and there, but not a great deal of following the program as much. I was away in Wisconsin for a couple weeks, and when I got back, it was organizing things to get ready… Continue reading Long Hiatus
And because it’s “BISCUIT” week, bridging into BREAD week, I thought I should actually make some ‘merican-style biscuits. Well, dumplings, really. I’m making chicken and dumpling soup* for dinner and felt it only proper that I make the dumplings from SCRATCH! It’s so easy, why wouldn’t you? 1 c. flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp… Continue reading One last biscuit…or is it bread?
It’s already bleeding into the next week (BREAD WEEK!) so I have to finish up this last part ASAP. The final challenge for biscuit week is a showstopper cookie structure; it has to be 3-D and it has to stand up (“which is more than can be said for the hosts tonight at the hotel… Continue reading BISCUIT SHOWSTOPPER: Cookie Houses
Today’s baking adventure is Mary Berry’s Florentines–a traditional nut and fruit cookie with chocolate coating on the back. Now, this recipe has things that I don’t have….demerara sugar (which I guess you can substitute with turbinado sugar?), golden syrup (and when I first looked at this, I said, ‘is this corn syrup or something else?’),… Continue reading Florentines a la Jellybean
Whoops….skipped a week making Flemish clothes for a medieval 12th Night event. And now….back to the baking! Savory biscuits top the challenges for week 2. 36 consistent biscuits. Contestants used things like sunflower seeds; sourdough chili cheese; rye and fennel; za’atar and fig; pumpkin and sunflower; shortbread parmesan and apple; rosemary, paprika and olive; caramelized… Continue reading Week 2: Biscuits!