Pear and Fig Pie

Roopa I wanted to make something a little bit unique for my sister’s birthday, so after a lot of pondering, I settled on this pear and fig pie. I adapted it from this pie recipe and used my go-to pie crust recipe.

Sweet Pastry

Roopa I reference sweet pastry (or sweet paste) in a bunch of other posts, so I felt it deserved its own post! It’s a really versatile pastry that can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes, and works very well as a stable and delicious base for cheesecakes. I don’t have a great photo … More Sweet Pastry

Croissants

Team Shambles For our annual trip – twice makes it annual right? – we decided to hit up NYC and go on a full pastry tour. This included eating an obscene number of pastries, but also taking a Croissant and Brioche course at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE). We made plain croissants, almond croissants, … More Croissants

Brioche

Team Shambles As mentioned in the previous post on croissants, the other thing we made in our pastry course was Brioche. Brioche is a viennoiserie, or a “baked good from a yeast-leavened dough in a manner similar to bread, but with added ingredients …and approaching pastry” (Wikipedia, 2018). In case it wasn’t obvious, that is code … More Brioche

Sour Cherry Pie

Alana Theresa and I got up to some baking before a wonderful lady date to Cafe Linnea with Katherine a couple weeks ago. There definitely wasn’t too much debate about whether sour cherry pie was the right choice!  The recipe can be found in The Duchess Bake Shop Cookbook. Happy baking!

Butternut Squash Pie

Alana I was reading a little bit about making pumpkin pie from scratch, and came across a recipe for this pie. Apparently pumpkin flesh is quite watery, making pies make from scratch quite inconsistent. Butternut squash on the other hand contains less water, making the flesh more consistent for baking. Neat! We had a butternut … More Butternut Squash Pie

Bourbon Pecan Pie

Roopa I can bake again!!!!!! There has been a notable lack of baking in my life (and subsequently on the blog). I recently had hand surgery, and while it was pretty minor, losing opposition on your dominant hand really limits the amount of baking you can do. I located a sushi place near my house … More Bourbon Pecan Pie