Recipe Post: Macarons

So, let’s get this straight right up front: Macaroons (“Mah-kah-ROONS”) are homey, chewy coconut cookies containing condensed milk, and French macarons (“Mah-kah-RAWN” – the “s” is silent) are light, delicate meringue cookies sandwiched together with a luscious filling.  I try not to be a Judgy McJudgypants when people mispronounce words, even though it hurts my…

Recipe Post: Raspberry Jam

The second jam I wanted to make after the “kinda blue” blueberry-nutmeg jam was a nice, deep red, to reflect the red in my wedding colours.  I looked around for other recipes, but I really had my heart set on the gorgeous, jewel-like colours of raspberry jam. Having made it before, I knew how to…

Tutorial: Dowelling a Cake

Reboot of my original post from a previous blog, Chronic Masterbakers +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ What’s a dowel?Dowels are straight sticks made from rolled paper, plastic, or wood, that are (usually) vertically pushed into a cake in order to support the weight of the above layers. How many dowels you use, and where to place them within your…