Marshmallows

Marshmallows 2.5 tablespoons gelatin 1/3 cup (100g) corn syrup 2 cups (400g) of sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (65g) corn starch 1/2 cup (65g) confectioners’ sugar 2 tbs vanilla extract Directions In a KitchenAid mixing bowl, stir 2.5 tablespoons gelatin and 1/2 cup cold water. Let rest for 15 minutes. In a pot on […]

Caramels

Caramels 1 vanilla bean 1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream 5 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 teaspoon salt (I usually just add a pinch) ~~~ 1/4 cup (59 ml) water 1 1/3 cup (266g) sugar 1/4 cup (75g) corn syrup (I use Karo) Directions Take a square pan, say 8 or 9 inches on the sides, and […]

Orange Poppyseed Cake

Orange Poppyseed Cake 1 stick of butter 1.5 cups (300g) granulated sugar 4 eggs 2 cups (240g) flour 2.5 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 cup (6oz) milk 1/2 cup (63g) poppy seeds 1 teaspoon vanilla extract zest of 2 oranges Directions Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a 10-inch Bundt pan. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. […]

Banana Bread

Banana Bread 3-4 bananas 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 1/4 cup flour (all purpose) 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 stick of butter Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F. Sift 160g flour and teaspoon of baking soda together at least three times. You can add a speck of salt if you want. I usually don’t. […]

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies 4oz of butter 120 ml of crunchy peanut butter 107 grams of light brown sugar 75 grams of granulated sugar 1 egg 192g flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 70g of roasted peanuts Directions Preheat oven to 350°F; line baking sheet with parchment. Beat 4oz of butter until creamy […]

Brownies

Brownies 230 grams of sugar 115 grams cocoa (Dorval dutch processed unsweetened) 1 stick butter (salted or unsalted) 2 eggs 1/4 teaspoon of salt (I might add a pinch but often none at all) 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 65 grams AP flour 65 grams walnuts, chopped up (optional) 325 degrees 30 min Directions Preheat the […]

Angel Food Cake

Ingredients 1 cup sifted cake flour 1 ½ cups superfine granulated sugar 1 ¼ cups egg whites (10 to 12) at room temperature 1 ¼ teaspoons cream of tartar ¼ teaspoon salt (usually excluded) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  ¼ teaspoon almond extract Do not make on humid day Directions Preheat the oven to 325°F. Sift […]

Almond Cornbread

This is a lovely dessert, which is far more flavorful than your average cornbread. The amount of butter varies in this, I’ve made it with the original 2 sticks (very buttery), and 1 stick (dry), and have settled on middle ground. Feel free to play around with it. Also, I like to eat it with […]

Biscotti

Almond Biscotti 150 g flour 120 g sugar 4 g baking powder lemon peel 1 egg 5 ml milk (probably more, look up photos for proper texture) like maybe a tablespoon of almond extract 100 g almonds Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mix everything together. Bake for thirty minutes, in small logs. Take out […]

Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake Biscuit 2 cups all purpose flour 5 tablespoons sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter 9-inch-diameter cake pan with 1 1/2- inch-high sides; dust […]