Thursday, September 23, 2010


A rainy night and leftover soup compelled me to make popovers:

I used a new to me recipe that involved a blender. I used my immersion blender, and a larger than usual container:

This batter rests for 15 minutes, then off to the oven. done!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Raisin Challah

I enjoy holidays associated with food, and well, when a holiday is associated with a bread, I am certain to make some:
Last week was Rosh Hashanah, and a common item on the table is a raisin challah, made in a round loaf.

I used this recipe from King Arthur Flour, with a little honey and a lot of delicious golden raisins. Here is the dough, freshly mixed and a bit shaggy:

I kneaded the dough a bit although the recipe did not call for it. My dough seemed to need it:

After a rise and a bit of deflation, I started kneading in the raisins:

And eventually managed to col the dough into a spiral in my pan:

And here it is, risen, just before heading into the oven:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bread I Like: The Black Hound Bakery

These delicious cakes are also tiny, bigger than a cupcake and fun to share:

And elaborate:
The Black Hound Bakery also makes regular sized caked, cookies and other sweets, but I kep coming back to eat more tiny cakes.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Preview: Lemon Whipped Cream Cake

I like making lemon flavored baked goods:

Like those that include a good homemade lemon curd:

And many, many layers:
video coming soon.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake really shouldn't be too difficult. You just beat egg whites...

For a very, very long time:

And when they are finally done, sugar added and all:

Fold in a bit of flour and bake:
The batter can only be baked in this specific pan so that it can climb up the sides - and though it came out well...I neglected to get a picture of the final product.