I asked my friend and neighbor what kind of cake she’d like for her birthday on July 15th. To my surprise, she said spice cake with caramel frosting. We talked about divvying it up with other cake lovers nearby and she said, not excited in the least, “I suppose it should be a sheet cake.” … More 2 Birthday Cakes: Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting, AKA Penuche!
I made a trip to Lynnwood last week via bus for a couple things that I expected to find at J.D.’s Market, specifically bourma and fresh halwa because it’s Ramadan and they’re typically available during the fasting month. No such luck, but I did pick up a jar of Ariana Sumac, a seasoning widely used … More Sesame and Sumac Naan
A medical trip this afternoon means time to make gratitude cookies for essential workers, i.e., drivers and nurses and techs. Since I had an abundance of dried cranberries, the decision was this dense and delicious variation on blonde brownies. Hello, full strength molasses and gingerbread spices. I love fresh lemon and cream cheese frosting on … More Gingerbread Blondies with Cranberries and Lemon Cream Accents
“Ooh, an emulsion! Tell me what happens when you whisk the oil and egg. I think it’s very exciting and it’s one of my favorite things to watch when I’m cooking or baking. You are making an emulsion. Watch it.” I said those things when the girls and I made coffee cakes in our separate … More In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Coffee Cakes Galore