March 7, 2014 by BettyCupcakes
Any other The Taste watchers out here? I was a little obsessed watching every episode diligently, while live-tweeting several (Twitter is my favorite late-night vice).
Spoiler: how awesome was it that Louise Leonard won? Dark horses for the win!
I love that the hosts/judges on this show are people in the culinary community that I’ve actually heard of and respect. Anthony Bourdain is the adventurer I’ll never be and Nigella Lawson is Betty Crocker’s sassy alter-ego. Love.
I’ve been a Nigella fan for a long time- I constantly refer to her How to Eat cookbook for everything from pancakes to roast chicken. Her Potato and Mushroom Gratin is one of the fanciest, easiest meals I’ve ever created, so when I went dairy-free, I knew I needed to come up with a recipe that would be just as good.
March 5, 2014 by BettyCupcakes
Did y’all know that some people HATE bananas? (I’m looking at you, Pioneer Woman.) How is that even possible? How does the world continue turning while banana haters and banana lovers live side by side?
These are the kinds of real world problems that I think about.
Thankfully, the good people at The Back in the Day Bakery are banana lovers. In fact, they love bananas so much they cooked up this wonderful brown sugar banana bread and then put the recipe in their cookbook.
March 3, 2014 by BettyCupcakes
See what I did there? Rocks?! Get it? Because turbinado sugar is little rock crystals of sweetness…I know, I’m hilarious.
To say that I have a sweet tooth would be an understatement. Though I’m trying to limit my sugar intake these days to special treats (hello there, Kit Kat Cake!) (and the occasional teaspoon in my coffee), my newfound love of turbinado sugar tempts me daily. My days are long and the tantrums are loud.
I was introduced to turbinado sugar by The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook by Cheryl and Griffin Day. Determined to recreate their recipes exactly as they are written, I bought my first package of the hard stuff.
Sure, I’d seen it mentioned in other recipes, but I always skipped over it. Specialty sugar? Surely you must be kidding. Isn’t all sugar created equally?
Clearly, I was wrong- dead wrong. Here are my top three reasons why turbinado sugar rocks. Continue reading “3 Reasons Why Turbinado Sugar Rocks” »