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It’s Friday. Clearly, I'm very focused on my work, and am not at all daydreaming about the upcoming weekend and the gorgeous fall weather that has shown its face the past week. To me, Autumn means warm sweaters and comfort food; I’m already planning my menu for the next week; so many soups & stews to be had! But it’s dessert that gets me the most excited. Without air conditioning (help me, I’m poor), it was very difficult to find inspiration to bake this summer. I’ve got a raging sweet tooth, but even I have to draw the line somewhere. Read More
If you’re still craving some sugar after all those Christmas cookies, we’ve found the perfect wintry recipe for any sweet tooth: eggnog pumpkin pie! Just when it couldn’t get more holiday-y. Being one of the biggest dessert-lovers that I know, I’ve dealt with my fair share of baking blogs. Sugar Plum is one of the best that I’ve found, as it provides a great variety of recipes but boasts a whopping 197 posts under the “chocolate” category (my personal favorite when it comes to baking). Read More
Remember that Special K commercial which featured a woman who allegedly needed a chocolate fix and, with hardly any thought, reached for a perfectly-portioned bowl of Special K's Chocolatey Delight? Yeah, I’m not buying it. Maybe it’s just me, but when I’m craving chocolate, the waxy brown stuff that appears in every few bites of that cereal isn’t quite enough to satiate my cravings. Read More
I remember begging my mom for an Easy Bake Oven. Well, actually, I begged her for the Creepy Crawlers playset and an Easy Bake Oven, but she said I could have only one. Since I was too young to explicate a formal critique of gender dichotomies in children's toy advertising, and brownies seemed way more useful to me than bugs, I went for the Easy Bake. Only one photo exists of me using my new toy--in it, I’m frowning at the little white oven, waiting for a heart-shaped cookie which will inevitably be burned in the center, raw-doughy on the sides, and taste like plastic. Read More
Last Saturday, I attended Hot Bread Kitchen's Women Bake Bread, an all-day artisan bread workshop led by NYC's premier women head bakers. Hot Bread Kitchen is a non-profit organization that helps low-income and immigrant women learn the necessary skills to launch food businesses and find positions in food manufacturing. About 50 aspiring bakers and bread lovers attended this fantastic event, which was packed with hands-on workshops, demos, and tastings.During the roundtable discussion, the bakers encouraged more women to get into the "noble profession" of bread baking. Read More