My baking experiment #134 – easter candy cookies

It’s Easter weekend and the weather is lovely. I bought a bunch of chocolate candy for Easter and decided to bake them into some easy cookies: http://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/easiest-half-batch-chocolate-chip-cookies-one-bowl-no-mixer-required/ INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup butter, melted 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed 2 Tbsp white sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 large egg 3/4 cup flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup chocolate… Continue reading My baking experiment #134 – easter candy cookies

My baking experiment #133 – orange bars

Today is the last day of winter, tomorrow the official start of spring. It’s a gorgeous day, the sun is shining, the sky is blue, the air is crisp & cool, the perfect send-off for winter. To usher in the spring season, i’m gonna bake a batch of fresh & citrus-y orange bars: http://www.inspiredtaste.net/25882/lemon-bars-recipe/ Ingredients… Continue reading My baking experiment #133 – orange bars

My baking experiment #132 – les madeleines

The first time i made french madeleines, they turned out pretty great, like small light sponge cakes. Today i’m trying out madeleines again with a slightly different recipe: http://honestcooking.com/french-madeleine-cakes-recipe/ Ingredients (makes 10) 1 egg 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 Tbsp milk 2/3 cup flour 1/4 tsp baking powder 2 Tbsp butter, melted Instructions… Continue reading My baking experiment #132 – les madeleines

simple lemon curd

It’s been raining these past couple days and will continue to rain this whole week. They say “April showers bring May flowers”, but since spring has commenced early this year, i guess it’s “March showers bring April flowers”? Today i decided to make something fresh & citrus-y to brighten up the otherwise dreary day: http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/fundamentals-simple-microwave-lemon-curd/ Ingredients: 1/3… Continue reading simple lemon curd

My baking experiment #131 – mini mocha cake

We didn’t get much of a winter this year; the weather has been mild all season long. Almost felt like a really long fall, then the leaves are sprouting again and the flowers are starting to bloom. It appears spring has sprung! Today i’m making a simple single-serving chocolate cake with coffee frosting, everything mixed in… Continue reading My baking experiment #131 – mini mocha cake

My baking experiment #130 – chocolate chip scones

Apparently British scones & American scones are slightly different. British scones are mostly round and resemble American biscuits (which are different from what the English call “biscuits” but that’s another story). American scones are frequently cut into triangular wedges (like a pizza). British scones are not very sweet and are served with jam and/or clotted… Continue reading My baking experiment #130 – chocolate chip scones