Cakes – Breads – The End

There were two large projects that I participated in during this year of 2014 that I really enjoyed. One was a baking project for Eising Studio/StockFood. This took place during late winter and early spring. The second was my Artisan Bread Baking class during the Fall semester at York County Community College. Both of these … Continue reading

The French Bread Challenge

Since I’ve started my Artisan Bread Baking class, I’ve been anxious to make some sourdough French bread.  I felt a little practice at home might help me in class.  Upon reflection, I should have waited until we got to that lesson in class.  What was I thinking? The weekend before this experiment, I made a … Continue reading

Blueberry Slab Pie – Contest

It’s July and in our Town it’s time for Alfred Festival Day.   I was asked to enter the pie contest. I felt honored. As always, on the night before the big day and parade, the Town comes together for a Chili & Chowder Contest and a Pie Contest. The contests are a nice way … Continue reading

Cake Pops – Cheater Style

Here I go again. I’ve tried cake pops before. According to my records, I tried this in July of 2012. It was a disaster. July 2012 – cake pop mess So this time around I thought I would do it cheater-style.  I had read in a recent blog post by Jenn of “Endlessly Inspired” how … Continue reading

Lemon Curd – Try It

I made lemon curd. Anyone can make it. It’s easy. Yes, you can buy it in a jar, but this is much more fun. Lemon curd is delicious on warm scones or you can dab it on a slice of warm gingerbread cake. This recipe was offered to me through a school chef and appears … Continue reading

Rainbow Cake Test-Part 1

A cake is a beautiful thing. Ahh, this one below, not so much, for many reasons.  See Rainbow Cake Test – Part 2-my next blog post.  It discusses my professional and personal opinions about Getty’s latest move in the stock photo industry. . A cake is a wonderful gift.  It is also a way to … Continue reading