An emerging pattern on the cookie chapters is happening, and I'm not liking the outcomes so far. At least these cookies had some fans in Casa P.Read More
Before I discover the art of participating in a bake-a-long group, I would scout a cookbook book, mark all the recipes that I wanted to try and then would promptly put back the marked cookbook in the shelf and forget about it.Read More
Making this cake was a time for me to go back in time.
I was twenty-something years old, and it was the summer of 1990. It was my first trip to Europe and my first trip to Italy. I was going to finally meet my extended Italian family - Great aunts, uncles, cousins, my grandparent’s siblings both set of grandparents had over 10 brothers and sisters, so it was a very, long visiting trip.
It was an exciting time for my twenty-year old self.
As a home baker, I think we all get comfortable with our baking, collecting those recipes that speak to your own flavor profiles and those of our family. Like a nice comfy blanket, no matter what, when you wrap yourself in it, you are safe.
I think one of the reasons that I joined a bake along in the first place was to expand on those comfortable recipes. I wanted to develop my flavor profiles and also my baking techniques. I wanted to feel afraid and experience those hit and misses. I truly believe that we learn the most with our failures rather than our successes.