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…

Ch. 43: The Rustically Delicious Salted Butter Apple Galette

After clearing out the fridge, we ended up with a bag of small apples that we just didn’t have anywhere to put them. “Can you make something with this?” is a phrase that gets asked around a lot here. And sure enough I could. There’s just something about apples that make for really delicious pastries…

Ch. 31: Just shy of a dreamy Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

When you get really into baking like I have, you take notice of certain chefs who constantly get brought up. They become pretty  iconic either through their recipes or their personalities or some combination of the two. One name that always gets thrown into the mix is Stella Parks, a pastry wizard who’s book Bravetart…

Ch. 12: The Little Custard Pie That Could

Everyone on Guam has eaten custard pie. It’s one of those dessert table staples along with crown bakery donuts and a couple trays of latiya (look out for that post coming soon!). It’s safe to say that lovers of the pie have their favorite bakery to get it- for us that means Huang’s Cake Shop….