Category Archives: Baking

Monday Cooking Demonstration at Ballymaloe and some warm thoughts for Boston….

Darina Allen- Balllymaloe Cookery School
There was a little hint of Spring today in Shanagarry. In the planters outside the front door at Ballymaloe, there are dafodiles bloomming and other spring bulbs about to bloom. God bless them because as an … Continue reading

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Cooking to stay warm….

I want to be happy about the snow, but really, the ice/snow/wind/freezing rain bonanza that we got this weekend was a bit much. Today, at least, I am sitting in a warm and sunny spot in my house with … Continue reading

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Winter Weather, Sweet Potato Soup and Irish Soda Bread!

 
When I woke up this morning, I thought, oh!, this reminds me of A Christmas Carol when Scrooge wakes up on Christmas morning and realizes that he hasn’t missed Christmas after all. The only difference is that it’s not Christmas, … Continue reading

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Dashing through December…..

Wow- it has been busy at cooking school. I graduate in January and there are a whole bunch of hurdles to make it over before then. I won’t bore you with all the details… Here are a few delicous recipes … Continue reading

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Roasted Pear and Cranberry Crostata

So far, every recipe that I have made from Joanne Chang’s Flour is incredibly delicious and the Roasted Pear and Cranberry Crostata is no exception. For some reason, I have been fixated on pears this week, so I was very … Continue reading

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The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie at The Utopia Farm Stand

The Whisk’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
It just makes sense that the perfect chocolate chip cookie would be at Utopia Farms in Manchester – doesn’t it? When it comes to chocolate chip cookies, there’s an ongoing debate: which is best – crispy … Continue reading

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Homemade Oreos!

These are so delicious! From Joanne Chang’s flour¬† (Spectacular recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery and Cafe)
¬†Joanna Chang’s flour cookbook is filled with interesting and delicious baked goods. Her recipes are well thought out and she explains everything meticulously so you … Continue reading

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The Best of May!

We’ve been doing a lot of eating and cooking this month. At The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, we are studying regional Italian cooking. It’s a lot of fun. I thought I would put together a quick review of this … Continue reading

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Did you say Doughnuts???

Lemon Curd Filled Doughnuts with Confectioner’s Sugar!
Since the price of gas is going through the roof, and I am going to cooking school, I thought would give doughnuts a try. Our family will drive a long way for a good … Continue reading

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Another Wonderful Week of Cooking – Veal Blanquette!

This week at the Cambridge School for Culinary Arts we worked on Moist Heat Cookery on Monday, Butchery (read chicken parts everywhere) on Tuesday night and Lean Doughs on Wednesday. The photo above is from a few weeks ago, but … Continue reading

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