Sometimes older is better. Someday, this old school oven shall preside over the Damsel’s kitchen. From this angle, she can see no down side. Someday. Someday. Anyone have any info on whether this exists in the real world, or is only found in old-fashioned dreams?
Category Archive for 'baking'
Pumpkin. So good. In the olden days, October was a time to pull those last bits of harvest in and finally take a deep breath after the year’s hard work. The humble pumpkin has sort of become a symbol of all that, even now, when the most we have to do with a pumpkin is [...]
Guest blog by Caleb Warnock, author of The Art of Baking with Natural Yeast: Breads, Pancakes, Waffles, Cinnamon Rolls and Muffins and the national bestseller Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers.© 2012 Caleb Warnock. The contents of this blog post are not in the public domain and may not be used without [...]
You’ve seen recipes before that say “Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever.” You’ve seen those words more than once, as a matter of fact. Perhaps you’ve even seen so many recipes like this that the words no longer have meaning. Just stop right there. Take a deep breath. Because this recipe is the one, the only, [...]
What is it with the Damsel and cake lately? She’s always considered herself more of a pie girl than a cake eater. One possible reason: her friend Annette Lyon’s book Chocolate Never Faileth. The Damsel has been baking her way through this book and well, she’s got the jiggle to prove it. (FTC disclaimer: the [...]
Y’all know about this, right? Pretend you’ve baked a cake or some brownies, and you’re either too lazy to make frosting or you don’t have time to wait for the cake to cool. (Frosting a hot cake is a sad, sad thing to do…the frosting melts and runs and makes a mess. A hot mess.) [...]
The Damsel is pleased to share this fabulously talented cook with you. These pretzels are definitely Grandma-approved. Good morning to everyone! I am Jamie Cooks It Up! and am happy to be guest posting today! I run a food blog full of family friendly recipes. Most of the recipe’s are made from scratch with a [...]
The Damsel loves presents. She recently received a box from Ann Clark Ltd., which is a cookie-cutter-making-company in Vermont. Awww! What’s cuter than a bunch of springtime-shaped cookie cutters? Making rolled sugar cookies is way old school. The Damsel has been meaning to do a post about them for a long time. She’s put it [...]
How many times have you skipped a recipe because it called for cake flour instead of all-purpose flour? How many times have you looked for cake flour at the market and either couldn’t find it, or cringed at the price? Could it be true that it’s really THIS EASY to make your own cake flour? [...]
The Damsel is a little annoyed at granola bars. They’re posers. They act like healthy food, but under that seeming innocence, calories lurk. Plenty of the ones you buy at the market are really candy bars, if you really want to be honest with yourself. These granola bars are not guaranteed to be low-cal, but [...]