It's not a coincidence that this guy makes a regular appearance for special occasions; it's a protest statement against the hegemony of mounds of sugary frosting that attempt to hide dry brown-colored cake! Down with the cakemixiarchy! #🐷
It's the return of the only chocolate cake that matters! Thanks to @thekitchn, this truly is the BEST chocolate cake on the planet. No flourless nonsense here, this is a cake's cake: sticky, chocolatey and melts in your mouth. Everything a chocolate cake should be. Also, this marks the first time I've baked something in ten weeks. Whaaattt???!! #thisisfall
Summer Sundays are for the Cake Bible's lemony, sunshiny pound cake topped with a reverse engineered coffeehouse frosting. And by coffeehouse I mean one in particular. You know: green straws and Seattle roots ;). 🌞🌞🌞. #poundcake#howisummer#thecakebible
Taking a side step from #thebreadbibleproject to test out my fermented-from-scratch starter with this @kingarthurflour recipe for buttery sourdough buns. (Yeah, i said FERMENTED. I know. 😲). I am always deeply suspicious of new recipes. Will it come together in a "soft smooth dough"? Won't it? Will I be stuck scrubbing bits of stinky sourdough off my mixer for the next day? It has AN EGG IN IT? Existentialism crisis in bread baking.
Birthday bread! Turned out rather beautiful given how cantankerous the dough was. Probably more changes going to be made to this recipe for added plushness to the loaf for the next go round, but pretty darn satisfied with how it turned out today! Beauty shots on the way.
So working on this dough is definitely different than last time, quite moist and clingy; trying not to press all the lovely bubbles out of it! The smell is amazing too: redolent of beer, yeast, bready and even a slight "tang", if you can imagine that to be a smell!