Roopa I made these for my ‘cold dessert’ week for my baking challenge. It’s routinely been over 35C here, so the thought of a warm, chocolatey dessert was not particularly appealing. I settled on this recipe from Martha Stewart, and they turned out fantastic. I think the mint garnish really did add a lot. If … More Key Lime Mini Cheesecakes
Roopa The last time I tried to make baguettes was a little bit of a mess. I had forgotten some of the techniques I learned in pastry school, which are fairly important when making baguettes. I also didn’t have anything resembling a couche and used strategically placed ladles and towels. Needless to say, that was … More Baguettes
Roopa I was recently introduced to Gansitos, which are Twinkie-esque Mexican snack cakes. Maybe they’re great if you grow up eating them, but my first impression was overly processed mediocrity. After trying them, I felt compelled to make a better version of them, and I definitely succeeded!
Roopa I made this loaf for my friend Kara’s birthday – she said she liked lemon and blueberries, and I was way too lazy to make anything more than a loaf. I used a recipe from Half Baked Harvest since I thought the thyme was intriguing. Overall, it paired really nicely with the flavours in … More Blueberry Lemon Loaf
Roopa I had ‘sweet bun’ week for my baking challenge and I decided to make Swedish cardamom buns. I think the Swedes are the only ones who appreciate cardamom the same way that Indians do. I’d been eyeing these for some years because I love cardamom and intriguing bread twists, so this seemed like an … More Kardemummabullar
Roopa Scones are nice to make when I’m low on time, as they’re pretty simple and don’t involve any obscure ingredients, so I usually have everything on hand. This is the recipe from the Duchess bakery in Edmonton, but it’s a keeper so I always come back to it.
Roopa I’m a little behind on my blogging. I actually made these back in May! The first month of Covid was around 3 years long, and then the next six months disappeared. One of my baking challenges was to make something involving choux pastry, so I made little profiteroles and eclair like things. I initially … More Choux Pastry with Passionfruit Pastry Cream
I needed a little bit of a detox after the kouign amanns, so I didn’t do nearly as much baking in the last 2 weeks. A small group of us held a virtual bake-off for the kouign amanns – it was supposed to be a dinner party, but you know, pandemic – and decided to … More Challah Bread
Roopa In my short time in SLC, I’ve managed to make friends by bonding over a love of kouign amanns. For those unfamiliar with this obscure pastry, it’s a laminated pastry covered in caramelized sugar that is considered to be the fattiest European pastry. Apparently the name comes for the Breton words for ‘cake’ and … More Kouign Amanns
Roopa I took part in my first Instagram baking collaboration!!! In light of current events, a local baker held the #coronabakingcollaboration to try and bring #rainbowsandsprinkles to everyone’s newsfeed. I thought a fault line cake would be particularly apt given the recent earthquakes that SLC has been experiencing. After more thought, I realized that I … More Fault Line Cookies