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It’s been awhile…

And there have been a lot of changes in my life. My husband and I have separated, I have purchased and moved into my own condo, and adopted a dog. My relationship issues are part of the reason that I … Continue reading

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Long Time, No Post 2: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted here! I’ve gone back to school this past semester and have been crazy busy between that and work. No excuse, though. Back to the kitchen! I’ve been craving cookies lately. Specifically, chocolate … Continue reading

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Holiday Baking: Shortbread

My dad loves shortbread. I tried making him some for Christmas one year. I think I was about 13. As I wasn’t one for planning (Who am I kidding, I’m still not…), I forgot to take the butter out of … Continue reading

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Holiday Baking: Chocolate Snowballs

Snowballs are a traditional Newfoundland Christmas cookie. They’re eaten throughout the year, but a Christmas cookie tray is not a Christmas cookie tray without a Snowball. They are basically little fudge-y balls that are rolled in coconut. Oh, and these … Continue reading

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Baking: Red Velvet Cupcakes: The Return of the Frosting

The cupcakes turned out very well. They weren’t as red as I’d like them to be (probably needed more colouring), but they have a nice, sweet flavour. The perfect topping could only be cream cheese frosting. Here’s the recipe that … Continue reading

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Baking: Red Velvet Cupcakes: The Two Food Colours

I believe that my first batch of Red Velvets were bitter from the food colouring I used. I used gel food colouring, which is more intense and potent than liquid food colouring. While this helps give a beautiful crimson shade … Continue reading

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Baking: Red Velvet Cupcakes: Fellowship of the Cake

I’ve never had Red Velvet Cupcakes before, but they seem to be all over the place in the last 3 years or so. First, I wanted to read up on them. Apparently, the cake’s colour originally came from the buttermilk … Continue reading

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Baking: Boston Cream Cupcakes: 2 Creamy, 2 Chocolatey

Now that the cupcakes are done and the vanilla cream is done, all that is left to assemble is the chocolate ganache. 2/3 cup heavy cream 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate 1 tablespoon corn syrup 1. Bring the cream to a … Continue reading

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Baking: Boston Cream Cupcakes: The Beginning

So I’ve decided on Boston Cream Cupcakes as my next baking project. Much like the Lemon Meringue Cupcakes, these are a multi-stepped cuppy cake. And who doesn’t love Boston Cream Pie? It’s cake, cream and chocolate. Anyway, instead of doing … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Vanilla Extract and Sugar

Now that I’ve been baking more and more, I’m finding that I’m going through a lot of vanilla extract. Good vanilla extract is essential to enhancing flavours in baking (much like salt is in cooking), but it can be quite … Continue reading

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