Pita Bread from Baking with Julia

Highly recommend you stand next to your oven when baking pita bread because it is one the most magical view to see the paper thin dough puff up into round pillows. Ingredients 1 teaspoon active dry yeast 2 1/2 cups of lukewarm water 2 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon of salt 1…

Cookie Decorating 101 – Royal Icing

Royal icing is actually really simple and cheap to make.  Here is a step-by-step recipe showing how to make it! Ingredients: 2 1/4 cup of sifted icing sugar 1 tablespoon of egg white powder 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar 4 tablespoon of water Kitchen-aid stand mixer is not required but it is really useful…

Turkey Alton Brown Way

Juicy, yummy and extremely simple to prepare turkey that never fails.  You really have to try the AB way!  It is not too late now, you can brine your defrosted turkey *now* and still in time for your big fat yummy turkey dinner tomorrow! Here is the recipe from food network: Thaw one (12 to 14…

Fig, Almond and Rye Bread

After traveling for a couple weeks in Europe, I couldn’t wait to resume my baking!  This is slightly inspired my the wonderful breads I have seen during my recent trip to Spain & Germany. This is another one of my just wing it recipe =) Here are the ingredients (mainly for myself so I can…

Creamy Icing (for cupcake and wedding cake)

I learned this recipe form a Wedding Cake Decorating.  It is pretty easy to make.  The texture & taste is better than wilton cake decorating course provided recipe.  It is still easy to pipe and handle.  Give the following recipe a try and see if you can create some cute or fabulous looking cupcake for mother’s…

Ginger Lemon Cranberries Coffee Cake

I love it whenever my own “wing it” recipe and and work out nicely! Ingredients: 1 teaspoon fresh ginger 1 tablespoon lemon juice 10 pieces of candied ginger (cut into a tiny fine pieces) 1/4 cup dried cranberries (cut into smaller pieces) 1 cup of unsalted butter 1 cup of sugar 3 cups of AP…

Sesame Macaron

My second try on macaron. Turned out much better than my first attempt. Honestly, I am not a huge fan eating it but I do love the process of making it. It is a little intimidating because of the meringue and it does require pretty decent piping skill. It is very good baking practice exercise…