Masala chai is basically a spiced tea. It’s made in India and Pakistan and is oh-so good! The addition of the spices is what makes this tea different from a regular cup of chai. There are a lot of ways to make it. I would experiment with the ingredients and how much of each ingredient… Continue reading Masala Chai
I’m the kind of person that has to have an iced coffee or tea during the summer. However, this does nothing for my wallet. In trying harder to save more, I’ve started being smarter about planning out meals and preparing them ahead of time. For breakfast, I make overnight oats with a variety of fresh fruit.… Continue reading Brewing summer savings
L-E-M-O-N! Lemon! C-U-R-D! Curd! Lemon curd! The bright yellow color of lemon curd reminds me of the sun. Not only is it like sunshine, its versatile as well. You can use it as a filling for cakes and cupcakes or add some to plain Greek yogurt with some granola (which is one of my favorite… Continue reading It’s like sunshine, in a jar!
The heat has been rising in the northeast and for whatever reason, the Beach Boys song “Kokomo” kept popping into my head. So, I thought it would make a fitting title for a post about coconut caramel. I came up with the recipe a couple of summers ago in a tiny test kitchen in Manhattan. It was… Continue reading Key Largo, Montego…
Julia Child knew what she was talking about. However, I would argue that transforming this everyday ingredient with the addition of heat, transforms it into a complex flavor that makes anything taste amazing. Browning butter does amazing things to baked goods. Boiling the butter causes the water evaporate. Then the fun begins. Butterfat caramelizes and the Maillard… Continue reading “With enough butter, anything is good”
I always gravitate towards scones whenever I want to have a little something sweet with my tea. It doesn’t really matter what kind of scones they are. The added bonus of having these delectable treats is that I get to make them with my hands. I love making things that requires me to use my hands,… Continue reading Tea and Scones
Math is all around us. I disliked hearing that growing up. It is ironic that I am now using these same words when I try to diffuse my students’ math anxiety. Given how much I struggled with math growing up, I never thought that I would ever teach basic math and related bakery math. Just… Continue reading A ratio by any other name