Mad Baker Chronicles September 29, 2014

Mad Baker Chronicles

Brown and hollow macaron shells - the bane of my macaronage adventures. How and why they happen and how to (try to) make them go away after the jump.

Blueberry Macarons and a Startling Discovery September 28, 2014

Blueberry Macarons and a Startling Discovery

This macaron series has been in the works for months! Only because I was too jaded and lazy to bake the last batch. These blueberry macarons gave me the idea for this series because they were kind of a disaster. Pretty as they are on these photos (they have "feet" and smooth tops), they actually have a few secrets that I need to tell you about.

Series Week Sneak Peek September 27, 2014

Series Week Sneak Peek

Now try to say the title of this post 10 times as fast as you can. Haha! Kidding. Frustrating issues, blunders, experiments, and a couple of foolproof recipes - all about French macarons coming this week! Stay tuned. :)

Flaky, Buttery, Homemade Croissants September 22, 2014

Flaky, Buttery, Homemade Croissants

Four years ago when I got my first convection oven, I never thought that I would one day make croissants. Fancy freakin’ croissants. I’m pretty sure I did not know what croissants were then. Life surprises us in so many ways that if you look back three to five years ago and compare yourself then to what and where you are now, I’m quite sure you’d find a few pleasant, unexpected things that would make you smile. Go on, do it. And then we’re talking croissants.

Our New Favorite Ice Cream September 19, 2014

Our New Favorite Ice Cream

Deep, dark, salted caramel ice cream. As if we haven't had enough of the salted caramel craze. If you are a fan of salted caramel, if you are not a fan of salted caramel, if you are getting tired of salted caramel, you can't not have at least one scoop of this baby at least once in your life. This ice cream is life-changing, trust me.