New year, new blog post, new video - perhaps a little later than I intended it to be, but January was kind of busy. This time, I'm making a sweet bread, one of Paul's technical challenges again. It's the apricot couronne! If you've seen the Great British Baking Show Masterclass on Netflix, you might have… Continue reading GBBO – Paul’s Apricot Couronne
My goal for these recipe reviews was to have one out every other week. Well, that didn't happen. Life got in the way, y'all. But we finally had a minute, so here's the second installment in my Great British Bake Off Technical challenge review series. I'm not going in any specific order with these; I'm… Continue reading GBBO – Mary’s Bakewell Tart
I chose to begin my new video series with Paul Hollywood's baguette technical challenge. Why?
So, I've been kind of sleeping on this blog for... well, a while. But that's going to change, I promise! Starting soon, I'll re-awaken the Land of Midnight Baking with a new series of articles -- and some videos. I've never done videos before, and I have no idea how this is going to work,… Continue reading New Blog Stuff – Coming Soon!
Holy Grail one-bowl fudgy brownies.
The year I met my husband, he was about to turn 28. I noticed him at the party before I knew his name. I saw him across the room, thought he was handsome, and knew he would be trouble. He tells me now that he only started pursuing me because I followed him on Twitter,… Continue reading Pie Love
This August, I will have lived in Austin for 10 years. Even though I was born in Round Rock, I grew up in a little hamlet called College Station. Until I moved back to the area for graduate school, I hadn't been an Austinite since I was 2 years old. When I moved here in… Continue reading Am I an Austinite Yet?
Can I just tell you? I kind of hate teaching sometimes. Don't get me wrong, most of the time, it's perfectly fine. I could spend a good many years teaching and not be entirely miserable, but sometimes, I want to hop a plane to Paris and never come back. I suspect most teachers feel this… Continue reading Ranting and Gingerbread
"Are you engaged?" My student asked, interrupting my explanation of indefinite or nonexistent antecedents in the subjunctive. "No," I answered, and continued my explanation almost without skipping a beat. I hoped that my expression was as neutral as my voice, but I suspected not. To be engaged would imply that I had experienced some notion… Continue reading Are you engaged?
I was thinking about pain the other day. My roommate and I are doing the Insanity workout and I’m not sure if I’d recommend it. I enjoy it, most of the time, but that’s because I like to push my body and challenge my stamina and all that jazz. So to me, it’s fun, but… Continue reading Tea and Comfort