2. New! juliyya’s Seattle Espresso Salted Caramels

I’ve been thinking about making my corn-syrup-free caramels with a bit of espresso for a while, and since I make some kind of caramel for the Christmas goody bags, 2017 has become the year for another original candy from my kitchen. Homemade caramels, soft, so full of flavor, so Mmm. First the molasses. Then the … More 2. New! juliyya’s Seattle Espresso Salted Caramels

In the kitchen with juliyya: Chewy Caramel Peanut Butter Chip Bars

I thought we were going to be in full bake-sale mode this afternoon, but it turned out that’ll be next weekend rather than over the Memorial Day holiday. Since we would have been rushed for time to make and decorate both cupcakes and cookies, I had gone ahead and made the frosting for the cupcakes … More In the kitchen with juliyya: Chewy Caramel Peanut Butter Chip Bars

Vanilla Snicks with Rolos & Sprinkles Which Don’t Stick

Continuing my pattern of putting caramels of some flavor inside of snickerdoodles of some flavor, I set out to find out how Rolos would work, those Hershey candies, thinking perhaps their caramels stay inside their milk chocolate shells at 350 degrees. To make them obviously different to the eye than their cookie siblings, I offered … More Vanilla Snicks with Rolos & Sprinkles Which Don’t Stick

Sourdough Saturday: Flatbread & Walnut Sticks

Two sourdough starters in the fridge need regular tending, so with a bit of this and that in the fridge I decided to bake three items. The sourdough flatbread was first spread with warm, just-caramelized yellow onions, a bit of ham pieces and crumbled cheddar-jack left from one of the protein snacks. Notice the attention … More Sourdough Saturday: Flatbread & Walnut Sticks

j’s Lemon Snicks varieties for Mother’s Day

Previous post concerned only my new Lemon Snicks with Honey Caramel Accents, top right corner of this photo. Directly below is the result of putting Regular Caramel into the Lemon Snick. In the middle, Lemon Snicks are accented with Raspberry Tidbits Baking Chips sent to me by my sweet cousin in Idaho. On the left, … More j’s Lemon Snicks varieties for Mother’s Day

Honey Caramels

Last year I posted about making molasses caramels * and then using the caramels for filling Ginger Snicks ** and burbling out of Fruity Bran Muffins. *** After success with the molasses in multiple baking uses, I determined to next make honey caramels. Again, that determination included no corn syrup. Sugar and honey and butter … More Honey Caramels

Making Chocolate Caramel Cake and Scrapbooks Great Again

I have a wonderful family living in the bottom half of this house-turned-duplex. I bake all their birthday cakes because I love them and I love to bake. The oldest child turned 14 this past summer and I made her the Dark Chocolate Caramel Cake in the first photo for her birthday. It was taller … More Making Chocolate Caramel Cake and Scrapbooks Great Again