Blueberry Coconut Custard Mini Tarts

Yield: about 18 mini tarts Recipe: 108/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 278      My boyfriend and I made these tarts for a friend’s birthday at work. He really likes coconut so we thought that this would be the perfect time to try a new recipe. Unfortunately, everything went wrong with this recipe. The crust … Continue reading

Cinnamon Roll Pinwheel

Yield: about 6 dozen cookies Recipe: 106/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 29      During the holidays I made another recipe to go with the banana walnut bread: cinnamon pinwheel cookies. Although the recipe seemed simple enough and did not require uncommon ingredients, it was a complete disaster. Now I’m not sure if it’s because I … Continue reading

Banana Walnut Bread

Yield: one 9×5 inch loaf (about 12-16 slices) Recipe: 105/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 276      With a lot of time suddenly freed up after being done teaching a lab course, I took the opportunity during the weekend to bake a couple of things. It had been a while! Since I had some very … Continue reading

Frosted Vanilla Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes Recipe: 90/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 280      It has been 9 months that I have not posted on my blog! Scandalous! I guess time just flew past me without me noticing. I have been so busy with my work and with one particular lovely and long-lasting blissful event that I forgot to take time to myself … Continue reading

Lemon Posset

Yield: 6 individual possets Recipe: 72/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 207      Who doesn’t love a good lemon dessert? It feels light, refreshing and tends to make you feel less guilty than eating a piece of double chocolate cake with caramel frosting. Simply put, this dessert is one of the simplest, fastest and most scrumptious … Continue reading

Amaretti Biscuits

Yield: about 6 dozen small cookies Recipe: 71/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 34      Finding the time to bake when you’re a PhD student is much harder than I anticipated. This makes me sad. However, I am back to baking! These almond cookies are very good and taste a lot like macarons ! They are crunchy … Continue reading

Oat and Dried Fruit Squares

Yield: about 16-20 bars Recipe: 68/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 73     I was way overdue to make some granola bar of some sort. I had some doubts with this recipe, not because I didn’t trust it but rather because I have never been a fan of dried fruits. However, this recipe yields filling … Continue reading