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
Category: baked goods
GBBO – Mary’s Bakewell Tart
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
Paul’s Baguettes – GBBO Review
I chose to begin my new video series with Paul Hollywood's baguette technical challenge. Why?
New Blog Stuff – Coming Soon!
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!
Lazy-Woman’s Brownies: Part 1
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
Am I an Austinite Yet?
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?
Ranting and Gingerbread
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?
"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?
Tea and Comfort
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