Ch. 65: Neapolitan Sugar Cookies that are worth a tri

I’d first heard of Sarah Kieffer through Instagram. When you follow as many baking profiles as I do, you start to get a feel of those in the industry who make waves. In looking more at her stuff, I realized that she’s the brain behind the pan-banging method- a style of cookie that I’d noticed…

Ch. 63: Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels- one recipe to rule the mall

I’ve been pretty active on Instagram, posting my latest recipe tests and doing little how-to’s in my stories. In liking other people’s stuff and posting my own, I’d gotten some feedback from other baking profiles. One commenter had complimented my flavors on a post, to which I replied that all credit goes to King Arthur…

Ch. 62: Halaya at ya boy- Ube Crinkle Cookies

Ube is one of those flavors that I’m pretty obsessed with. Growing up and living in Guam, ube flavored things are seen everywhere- given how close we are to the Philippines and how accessible their products are. Everything from ube cakes to ube custards to even ube Melona- yup you heard that right– is found…

Ch. 61: The Sweet Escape of Mango Coconut Pie

This past mango season came bearing fruit (literally). Just a few months ago, we’d been gifted bags upon bags of ripe mango that definitely satisfied our cravings for a while. That stock had since run dry and mango season is officially over. And then, one of my aunties had messaged me, saying that she had…

Ch. 60: Twice Baked Maple Walnut Biscotti

I’ve never been much of a biscotti guy. That’s probably because I like my coffee iced, and so the appeal of the presumed hard and dry cookie was lost on me. Still, this whole blog is about exploration and trying my hand at common desserts and baked goods that I hadn’t attempted before. So I…

Ch. 58: Experimenting on Orange Coconut Muffins

I want to start off with a disclaimer that the recipe for this post was only really a starting off point- to which I changed and made it my own. There have been a bunch of programs in place that provide residents here with different food items this lockdown. Everything from taco meat to sliced…

Ch. 56: Hamburger Buns- the best thing since sliced bread

One morning, my dad was looking through the fridge and said “I’m making hamburgers for dinner.” “Say no more” I replied (not literally, but you get the picture). I immediately pulled up a video from Joshua Weissman for his recipe on Hamburger Buns. I’d been sitting on this one for a while- not really having…

Ch. 54: Let’s do the Cinnamon Apple Twist Bread

We still had a bunch of apples left over from a family friend- even after using a couple for those apple pie cookies. And so I scoured my typical sources for a recipe to use up a good amount of them. One recipe that came up was for Cinnamon Apple Twist Bread from King Arthur…

Ch. 53: What’s more American than Apple Pie Cookies?

A lot of what comes out of my kitchen is a result of what I have lying around. I made a pumpkin pie for a friend last week, and still had a disc of pie dough just sitting in the fridge. We’d also been given a whole bag of green apples, yet I couldn’t bring…