Hobby Baker & Mess Maker.

I watch baking shows on Netflix and imagine that I am a master baker. Then, I hit the kitchen and discover the truth.  I post my truths here.

Chocolate Ice Cream, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Ice Cream Recipe, Haagen Dazs Chocolate Peanut Butter Recipe
Aug 20 2018

Chocolate Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Swirl

One of my favorite ice creams in the known universe is the Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream by Haagen Dazs. I have had chocolate ice cream. I have consumed peanut butter ice cream. I've even eaten chocolate ice cream with broken up peanut butter cups in it. This ice cream, though - it's the chocolate and peanut butter combination. Each flavor stands separately on their own - the peanut butter swirl is wonderfully frozen and woven throughout the chocolate ice cream. It's wonderful. When I purchased my first ice cream machine for my home, this was the first recipe that ...
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Pork Pie, Hot Water Crust, English Pork Pie
Apr 16 2017

English Pork Pie Recipe

This recipe goes to prove that you can wrap anything in a pastry crust and call it good.  My husband is from the UK - he's an expat who desperately misses the food and dishes of his youth.  You can get a lot of the standard stuff here in the ...
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Silicon pastry brushes
Apr 15 2017

5 Baking Supplies I Can’t Live Without

When I first started baking in earnest, I would get frequently frustrated because I kept having to improvise as I didn't have critical supplies in my kitchen.  I am a sucker for kitchen gadgets and baking supplies and I have an entire cabinet filled with baking things - I might ...
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hot water crust, dough, pastry
Mar 26 2017

Hot Water Pastry Dough

Hot water crust is pretty yummy.  It's flaky, crisp and crunchy while at the same time, it's crumbly and somewhat flaky.  It's a bit more dense than the usual tender and soft pie doughs.  This dough is typically used to make dough for recipes requiring a sturdy crust - like savory ...
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Swirled Frosting, Cinnamon, Cupcakes, Snickerdoodle
Mar 25 2017

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Cinnamon and Vanilla Swirled Frosting

I love a good snickerdoodle.  Growing up, they were my favorite cookies.  All of that vanilla and cinnamon goodness - it takes me way back to my childhood, like most things sweet and bad for me. For me? Snickerdoodle Cupcakes seem like a good substitute. Joy of Cooking:claims that snickerdoodles ...
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