Category bakings

Book Review: Fika by Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall

Until I moved to the US, most of my exposure to Swedish food came from IKEA, much like I imagine it does for most people. But our relocation agent that helped us find a place to live and do battle with Social Security and the DMV is Swedish, and invited us round to her house […]

You can’t have a party without Party Rings.

This afternoon I had a little baking session. This little baking and decorating session was inspired by a quick little cross stitch project I completed this week. This was from the June 2013 issue of CrossStitcher Magazine, bookmarked (literally) for (2) years and not yet tackled! On our recent trip home for a wedding we […]

Book Review: Cookie Love by Mindy Segal

I must have at least 50 (ok ok…. maybe more like 100) baking books on my bookshelves, but somehow I always feel like I need more. For my latest selection from Blogging for Books I decided to go for this one: I do love a cookie. Or as I would call them, a “biscuit”, because […]

Fiery Cinder Toffee (with Chocolate and Ginger Cupcakes)

Today I contemplated the purchase of some sparklers. A little bit of low key fireworks to celebrate the 5th. However, the only place in Santa Clara County that you can buy fireworks is in Gilroy….. So I decided to do a bit of alternative celebration by making some delicious cinder toffee. Fiery Cinder Toffee Recipe […]

Miranda Gore Browne’s Coat Pocket Biscuits

These little beauties I actually made on Wednesday night while watching GBBO (such amazing showstoppers this year!), but by the time they came out of the oven it was late, and so today I finally catch up with myself! Coat Pocket Biscuits Recipe – taken from Biscuit by Miranda Gore Browne Ingredients 250g unsalted butter, […]

Cherry Cupcake Apron

It’s the return of the Great British Bake Off! Are we excited people? I know I am. I celebrated the occasion by coming home from work on Wednesday night, cleaning the kitchen, then baking up a batch of Earl Grey Cupcakes! (It was cake week after all!) I had been speaking to my lovely new […]

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

What a busy busy week! Especially in comparison to my last 8 months of unemployment, unemployed  -> full on full time employment instantly! So far, all is well. My new co-workers are awesome, and the new job is just challenging enough to be interesting, without me feeling totally out of my depth! Oh, and pretty […]