soft white sandwich bread

The greatest white sandwich bread

This is once again a Rose Levy Beranbaum recipe from The Bread Bible.  During the winter I often find myself baking a lot of bread.  In fact, I bake more bread than Craig and I…

orange creamsicle cupcakes

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

This recipe is originally from the now neglected Not So Humble Pie. It has been heavily modified and dolled up to suit my increasingly picky tastes but is quite good.  The secret to this recipe is the…

orange creamsicle cupcakes

Orange Creamsicle Mousseline Buttercream

This is based off of Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Mousseline Buttercream.  Simply put, it is the greatest base buttercream recipe.  Period.  It is just so stinkin’ delicious.  The texture is light for a European style buttercream,…

Sous vide orange curd

Simple Orange Curd Sous Vide

I learned last minute that we would be celebrating a coworker’s birthday the next day.  I just started at a new company a month and a half ago, so I am still in the phase…

Monte Cristo Palmiers

Monte Cristo Sandwich Inspired Palmiers

A friend was having a birthday brunch/football game gathering over the weekend. It was a combination of fancy brunch and football game.  That’s a potentially tough line to walk.  You don’t want something that’s too…

Matcha Spritz Cookies

Matcha Spritz Cookies!

I am in full-on holiday food hoarding mode.  This usually manifests in me taking  a few days off work in mid-December and burning myself out on baking for the remainder of the winter.  This year…

puff pastry setup and wreckage

Nick Malgieri Puff Pastry

Time to stop talking about chickens, and start talking about pastry.  Puff pastry is a pretty magnificent creation.  If you’re not familiar with puff pastry, it is a ton of super thin sheets of dough…