It's the Yeast I Can Do

It's the Yeast I Can Do

Brownie ice cream sandwiches, 07.13.14
Best summertime dessert decision ever, made four times easier and tastier by the fact that I still had a quart of leftover homemade buttermilk ice cream in the freezer. Next time: double the ice cream I used here, in part because homemade melts too easily.
(Baker problems, amirite?)
Via Smitten Kitchen

Brownie ice cream sandwiches, 07.13.14

Best summertime dessert decision ever, made four times easier and tastier by the fact that I still had a quart of leftover homemade buttermilk ice cream in the freezer. Next time: double the ice cream I used here, in part because homemade melts too easily.

(Baker problems, amirite?)

Via Smitten Kitchen

Cinnamon rolls, 07.09.14

I decided to make another batch of these and take them to a work retreat, so I was that girl who showed up with two duffel bags: one full of clothes, computer, chargers, shoes, and toiletries, and the other with eight pans of cinnamon rolls.

I think everyone knows my name now.

Via Pioneer Woman

Spicy sausage pasta, 07.03.14
Sometimes I make real food.
Via Kevin and Amanda

Spicy sausage pasta, 07.03.14

Sometimes I make real food.

Via Kevin and Amanda

Italian bread, 06.29.14

Three years later, I finally get some more bread up on this blog. This tastes great, but I wish we hadn’t transferred it right before baking; I think it lost some of its gas in the process and could’ve been fluffier.

Keep an eye out for French bread, coming soon.

Via The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, which, holy crap, if you want to know everything there is to know about the science of bread, you need to own

It’s the Yeast I Can Do turned 3 today!
I mean, I’ve been baking for longer than that, but apparently on this day three years ago, I got bored enough at work to port over all my photos from Facebook to Tumblr and start going big.
This merits cake, right?

It’s the Yeast I Can Do turned 3 today!

I mean, I’ve been baking for longer than that, but apparently on this day three years ago, I got bored enough at work to port over all my photos from Facebook to Tumblr and start going big.

This merits cake, right?

Carrot cake cupcakes, 06.13.14
Happy belated birthday, Shelley! A bunch of ladypals gathered last night to celebrate Shelshock’s birthday (a little late), and I brought these bad boys. I was also propositioned at least twice. Those facts are related.
Incidentally, episode 6 of the YPBHNT series.

Carrot cake cupcakes, 06.13.14

Happy belated birthday, Shelley! A bunch of ladypals gathered last night to celebrate Shelshock’s birthday (a little late), and I brought these bad boys. I was also propositioned at least twice. Those facts are related.

Incidentally, episode 6 of the YPBHNT series.

Strawberry rhubarb pie, 06.07.14

Happy birthday, Boris! My dad hadn’t had strawberry rhubarb pie in 40-odd years, and he’d built it up in his memory for literally decades, but he said this lived up to it all.

Too bad rhubarb is high in oxalic acid and therefore not ideal for the kidneys. Cue kidney stone PTSD.

Adapted from Martha Stewart (make the all-butter SK pie crust, quadruple the cinnamon, etc.)

Coffee maple glazed cinnamon rolls, 06.01.14
While reorganizing my pantry today, I found I had thirteen separate containers of cinnamon of various varieties. Struck by the baking bug and desiring to reduce that quantity by even one, I dug out this Pioneer Woman recipe I’ve been meaning to try. I’d shied away for ages because the yield is absurd — like, share this with every relative ever at Christmas absurd — but I figure with two offices to ship them off to, the damage won’t be too bad.
Also, my house smells amazing right now. Can’t report on the flavor just yet, but if the aromas are any indication…
Edited to add: Reviews are in! Names redacted to protect the innocent and irreverent."Jesus Christ.""Goddamnit.""Everything about that was perfect.""Holy fuck.""OMG MONICA YOU CAN NEVER BRING THESE AGAIN.""Oh shit.""Fuck, those were good.""Jesus fuck.""Those were fucking good.""Thank you, those are really good.""Monica rocks."
Me, I just took a bite and then jumped around my kitchen with my fists triumphantly in the air.
Via the Pioneer Woman

Coffee maple glazed cinnamon rolls, 06.01.14

While reorganizing my pantry today, I found I had thirteen separate containers of cinnamon of various varieties. Struck by the baking bug and desiring to reduce that quantity by even one, I dug out this Pioneer Woman recipe I’ve been meaning to try. I’d shied away for ages because the yield is absurd — like, share this with every relative ever at Christmas absurd — but I figure with two offices to ship them off to, the damage won’t be too bad.

Also, my house smells amazing right now. Can’t report on the flavor just yet, but if the aromas are any indication…

Edited to add: Reviews are in! Names redacted to protect the innocent and irreverent.
"Jesus Christ."
"Goddamnit."
"Everything about that was perfect."
"Holy fuck."
"OMG MONICA YOU CAN NEVER BRING THESE AGAIN."
"Oh shit."
"Fuck, those were good."
"Jesus fuck."
"Those were fucking good."
"Thank you, those are really good."
"Monica rocks."

Me, I just took a bite and then jumped around my kitchen with my fists triumphantly in the air.

Via the Pioneer Woman

Cranberry walnut pear salad, 05.31.14
Thought we’d mix it up a little with our guilty dinner salads. The dressing tastes good, but a lot of the more exciting ingredients got stuck to the sides of my food processor.
Via Taste of Home

Cranberry walnut pear salad, 05.31.14

Thought we’d mix it up a little with our guilty dinner salads. The dressing tastes good, but a lot of the more exciting ingredients got stuck to the sides of my food processor.

Via Taste of Home