All posts filed under: Baked

Spiced Molasses Crinkle Cookies

I’m trying really hard to make this Christmas ✨festive✨. It’s hard work, so I made these spiced molasses crinkle cookies in order to feel better about a shitty situation. They’re highly inspired in Masala Chai being that they have all of the ingredients of Masala Chai: cardamom, black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger. However I skipped the black tea because with the molasses and sugar it would just have been way too much. Spiced Molasses Crinkle Cookies Ingredients 2 cup all-purpose flour 1 tbsp fresh ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground cardamom 1 tsp ground cloves 1/4 tsp ground black pepper 3/4 tsp baking soda  1/4 tsp salt  1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar (such as turbinado or demerara) 1/2 packed brown sugar  1/4 cup unsulphured molasses  1 large egg  1/3 cup powdered sugar Method In a medium bowl, combine all of your dry ingredients very well: flour, , baking soda, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, salt, and black pepper, then set the bowl aside. Using a stand mixer …

Galletas Especiadas de Melaza

Si miras muy de cerca … puedes ver un largo mechón de mi cabello. Maravilloso. Es difícil para mí sentirme ✨festive✨ durante estos días por razones que puedes asumir, así que he estado horneando más de lo habitual. No soy muy de hornear cosas, pero aprendí un par de cosas durante mi tiempo trabajando en una repostería, así que tengo bastante confianza en lo que hago. Desarrollé esta receta por un capricho de inspiración después de que una amiga me dejó algunas galletas de jengibre la otra noche. Estas están muy inspiradas en masala chai. Están muy condimentadas con cardamomo, jengibre, canela, clavo y pimienta negra. Sin té negro porque no hay razón para volverse loca … todavía. Galletas Especiadas de Melaza 2 tazas de harina para todo uso 1 cucharada de jengibre fresco molido 1 cucharadita de canela en polvo 1 cucharadita de cardamomo molido 1 cucharadita de clavo molido 1/4 cucharadita de pimienta negra molida 3/4 cucharadita de bicarbonato de sodio 1/4 cucharadita de sal 1 barra (1/2 taza) de mantequilla sin sal …

Claire Saffitz’ Pistachio Pinwheel Cookies

I love pistachios. I love almonds. So when I saw Claire Saffitz’ Pistachio Pinwheel Cookies I was IN. I don’t have to explain how much I love Claire Saffitz and her new book Dessert Person, which this recipe is from, you can also find it on NYT Cooking. Ingredients ⅔ cup/85 grams shelled raw unsalted pistachios ¾ cup/170 grams unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), cut into 1/2-inch pieces, at room temperature ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons/105 grams confectioners’ sugar 2 large egg yolks ½ teaspoon almond extract 1 cup/130 grams all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon kosher salt 1 ⅓ cups/150 grams almond flour ½ cup/105 grams demerara sugar, for rolling Method In a food processor, pulse the pistachios until they’re very finely ground but not yet forming a paste, about 25 second-long pulses. Transfer the ground pistachios to a small bowl and set aside. To the same food processor (no need to wash after grinding the pistachios), add the butter and confectioners’ sugar, and process until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Add the yolks and …

Savory Babka: Caramelized Shallot & Sun-dried Tomato

I’ve seen many chocolate babkas on my feed lately which got me thinking… why not a savory babka? why not oniony? I was thinking about this sundried tomato, harissa, and shallot mixture for nights on end and I finally decided to make some babkas to celebrate Biden Harris winning the 2020 election. It’s been such a crazy year that it feels nice to be hopeful again. Even though I wish it was Bernie and AOC. Whatever! First of all, what are Babkas? A babka is a sweet braided bread or cake which originated in the Jewish communities of Poland and Ukraine. It is popular in Israel and in the Jewish diaspora. Babkas are very similar to Krantz Cakes, an Ashkenazi Jewish cake prepared using yeast-risen dough. I learned about this from Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi’s Jerusalem cookbook. A book I adore and never get bored of making recipes from. According to the Jerusalem cookbook, it’s the most popular cake in the west side of Jerusalem. A few notes on this recipe (please read before making) It takes at least 8-10 hours to make. You will need to allow the …

Chocolate Pecan Banana Bread

This quick bread was a result of stress baking. I’m not sure if this ever happens to you but whenever I am stressed I just cook in autopilot. I follow a recipe, I change ingredients I don’t have for what I have at home and indulge my stressed ass into food. This is a recipe I adjusted from the blog Two Peas In Their Pod. What you’ll need: 🛒 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 1/2 cups mashed overly ripe bananas 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled 1/4 cup olive oil 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 large egg, at room temperature 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup pecans Method: 🔪🍌 Heat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Set aside.Mix bananas, the melted butter and oil and stir until combined. Stir in the brown …

Flax Granola

This past Monday I made a batch of granola because #mealprep. Just kidding, I get bored too easily to do mealprep. But, due to my new job I’ve been waking up at 5am for a couple of days and I need something fast to eat that’s also nourishing. Also something that I can pop into a baggy and keep in my bag for hangry pangs. Lo and behold the flax granola. What you’ll need: 🥣 2 cups of rolled oats 2 cups of golden flax seeds 1/2 cup pine nuts (or pumpkin seeds if you have a nut allergy) 1/4 sesame seeds 1/4 cup chia seeds 1/4 cup poppy seeds 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 pinch of chili powder 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 cups of honey Method: 🥄 Preheat the oven to 300°F/148°C. In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients until the honey is spread all over and the consistency is not sticky. In a parchment lined baking tray, add the mixture and bake for about 15-20 minutes, until …

Double Chocolate Cookie

I did a vegan. Which is not often for me in baking. However, these cookies are great. And you should make them. I ate like 10 of them at once. Make these double chocolate vegan cookies and enjoy them over coffee or tea! For breakfast or an afternoon snack. What you’ll need: 🔪 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cocoa powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp non-iodized salt 1/4 cup sugar (white) 1/4 cup brown sugar  1/3 cup chocolate chips 4 tbsp milk of choice, I used Almond 2 tbsp olive oil 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/4 tsp almond extract Method: 🍪 In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients with a whisk. Then stir in all the wet ingredients to form a manageable dough. If it’s too dry add another tablespoon of milk. Form a big ball and refrigerate for at least 2 hours until the dough is very cold.  Once the dough is chilled, preheat oven to 162C / 325F.  Form dough balls, and place on a greased baking tray. Bake for 13 minutes on …