Baguettes

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

Gansitos

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!

Kardemummabullar

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

Blueberry Scones

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.

Challah Bread

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

Kouign Amanns

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

Fault Line Cookies

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