Posts tagged “baking”

  1. I will be honest: the first time I tried making babka, I fucked up so badly I felt like I’d brought shame on several generations of my family. A year later I was finally ready to try again. My family, tired of schlepping to the Lower East Side for babka, was delighted.

  2. This recipe was passed down to me from my mom and the back of a Hershey’s bag of mini chips.

  3. Previously by Lisa Yelsey: A Recipe for Cake Pops and A Recipe for Rugelach. HI. My most recent baking project was to make black-and-white cookies! Everyone in my family likes them, but none of us can agree on a good place to get them. The only real consensus regarding exactly what makes these cookies good is “not stale,” and not-stale versions of these cookies are surprisingly difficult to find. Just like all the other foods people vaguely mention…

  4. This is a thorough and overly personal explanation of one of my favorite things to bake: rugelach. Rugelach are an Ashkenazi Jewish pastry consisting of dough rolled around a filling, usually in a crescent shape. The chocolate filling in this recipe creates moisture and density, and the dough is light but flavorful. All rugelach are kind of mediocre except for these. These are exceptional. Rugelach also conveniently merge my major interests: baking, obsessive TV-watching, and…

  5. If you’re always a bridesmaid, never a bride, don’t fret. Attracting the perfect mate is time-consuming and difficult in the best of times. But there’s an easier way, and it dates back to the 16th century. If you’ve been watching Wolf Hall and want that really joyful time in history to be your reality, then this is the recipe for you!

    To ensnare a royal husband, take a leaf

  6. I'm down at my parents' house for a few days, and due to "excessive heat" and also fascism I have been forbidden from using their oven to make a souffle, even though I have never made a souffle before and I would really like to and I don't have an electric mixer in my own home so it's impossible for me to make a souffle there, DAD. So I made them a chocolate custard instead, as punishment…

  7. Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1 stick cold unsalted butter 3/4 to 1 cup buttermilk Steps: 0. Shortly before you bake, preheat the oven to 450. Yes, that sounds hot. It is hot. Are you here to bake or not? 1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Order does not matter. In this one instance, all hierarchies…

  8. Jessica Valenti's "Eat Me" column appears every other Friday at 3pm. Previous installments can be found here. To be fair, I probably shouldn’t have started with scones. They’re not the easiest thing to bake - I can never get the dough right - but somehow breakfast baking seemed like less of a betrayal than straight up cookies or cake. But my sad, lumpy-not-in-a-good-way chocolate pear scones were definitive proof that I needed to up…