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Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake with Almond Oat Crumble

We can all agree that these are unsettling and unprecedented times. There is no answer or resolution in sight, but what we can do is listen to the experts and political leaders, and stay sheltered in our homes, away from others. We’ve been quarantined in our apartment since Saturday. California is taking lead with our “shelter …

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

We all love cookies. So, a cookie that’s made just a little bit healthier is ideal for those of us who want more than just one. I have not been baking as much as I would like because we are trying to cut back on the sugary treats. This cookie recipe made things easier for …

Caramel Apple Rice Krispy Treats

Caramel Apple Pecan Rice Krispy Treats

I’ve always been a big fan of homemade rice krispy treats. I could legitimately eat an entire tray of them. And the same goes for these caramel apple pecan rice krispy treats. The flavor combination of these treats is so utterly satisfying. My guy and I finished a full tray of these within a couple …

Logic

Chewy, Crispy, or Cakey – What defines the texture of a cookie?

  We all have a favorite type of chocolate chip cookie. For me, it’s chewy. Baking is chemistry. The ratio and use of certain ingredients define the final product. The chemical reaction between flour, sugar, and fat paired cohesively with the oven temperature and baking time determine the texture and appearance of a cookie. Cookies …

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Pies and Artistic Expression

Undeniably, pastry and baking live at the intersection of Science and Art. Often we forget that baking and making pastries is hard science, before an art. Without the scientific process that creates the pastry in and of itself, there would be nothing to express on. That is why the greatest sweet masterpieces require the finese …

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The Psychology of Baking For Others

Although baking can be stressful, it has been a source of therapy for many. The psychology of baking is complex. It affects human psychology, as well as sociology. While the act of baking is a form of stress relief, joy also comes from the act of giving. And that is why “[b]aking, especially when it’s …

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