• Forget-About-Cinnamon-Rolls Cinnamon-Cardamom Buns

    Okay I’ll be the first person to profess my love for cinnamon rolls. Homemade or from the Pillsbury tube, they’re like a warm hug and a fuzzy blanket on a snowy day- but in food form. That makes sense sort of, right? Cool. Back to my point, I’ve been watching a lot of The Great British Bake-Off and was inspired by Bread Week to make these beautiful Swedish buns flavored with cinnamon and cardamom. I never thought I’d see the day where something would replace my cinnamon rolls, but these soft, knotted buns have definitely earned a spot in my snow day baking lineup. As a side note, who knew…

  • Tea Time Madeleines

    Anyone who knows me at all knows that tea time is the most important time of day. Also, tea time usually happens around once every hour, I really LOVE tea. The thing is, it doesn’t really feel like tea time unless its accompanied by a sweet treat, so I always try to have something in the cookie jar. Enter these lil guys. Madeleines are a sweet french baked treat that’s half cookie-half cake, and can be flavored to your hearts desire, (plus they bake in 8-10 minutes, so it’s a win-win). They are traditionally baked in a special madeleine pan, which is delicately scalloped and makes each one look like…

  • Classic Cream Puffs

    On this week’s episode of “My Adventures with Pâte à Choux”,  I conquered an old childhood favorite. I have vivid memories of Friday night pizza dinners where my dad, who drove to New Jersey every day for work, would bring home pizza from the special pizza place with the triangle windows, and a box of cream puffs for dessert. While I was perusing the unofficial baking bible, Erin McDowell’s The Fearless Baker, I came across this recipe and the memories flooded back, and suddenly eating a dozen cream puffs single-handedly was all I could think about. These can be done in so many ways, changing the glaze on top and the filling…