Pastry Love: Not Your Mama’s Bakes

Flour is one of the top bakeries in the United States and the head baker, Joanne Chang, is a genius. Her understanding of flour and sugar leads her able to have inventive bakes that you can’t find any where else. If you don’t live near Flour like me, never fear there is one way to try her goods without stepping foot inside her bakery. I recently purchased her latest cookbook, Pastry Love. Pastry Love is filled with recipes from the bakery and a few of her personal favorites. 

Testing Recipe: Orange and Chocolate Challah

I love bread. It is the downfall for many of my attempts at getting more physically fit. However, I have rarely tried to make a sweet bread or shape bread into complex shapes such as a Challah bread. If you are unfamiliar with Challah, it is a sweet light eggy bread that many make during the holidays. However, I recently came across an Orange and Chocolate Challah recipe from Delish. It looked delicious. It looked pretty.  So, I decided to try to recreate this recipe with my amateur skills. 

It went like this……

Hot Cross Buns: Breakfast Treats

Easter has many traditions from searching for hidden eggs to attending church with family. However, in some parts of the world Hot Cross Buns are a special Easter treat. It graces their breakfast tables and as afternoon snacks. I have to say this is not a personal tradition for Easter, but why not try a new bake. I might even be making a new tradition for my family. 

Fool-Proof Buttercream Frosting: Perfect for Celebration Cakes

When I make Buttercream Frosting for my cakes, I want it to be light and fluffy. It can’t be too sweet or would make the cake overly sweet. There is perfect happy medium that needs to be obtained when it comes to the perfect buttercream. I think I have found a fool proof recipe that anyone can use.  

Devil Food Cake for the Books

I love trying new recipes. Especially, chocolate cake recipes. Yum! So to celebrate my birthday this year, I made a Devil Food Cake from King Arthur Flour cookbook, and … well you will just have to see for yourself. I loved this chocolate cake recipe because it was easy to put together. No strange ingredients….