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Bookish Baking

Bookish Baking: Pumpkin Brownies

While I’m not a huge fan of the pumpkin spice latte, I do firmly believe that fall is the season of All Things Pumpkin: pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin BROWNIES. Oh yes, if you’ve never tried them, pumpkin brownies are amazing — extra moist and fudgy, with a hint of cinnamon and spice. (You can also make a pumpkin/cream cheese swirl and add it to your favorite boxed mix.) Whip up some treats for your book club, dazzle everyone at the holiday cookie exchange, or just bake up a pan and eat them all weekend to keep up [...]

November 2nd, 2016|

Bookish Baking: Macaron Cookbooks

I’m hardly an expert baker, but I got a wild impulse on a recent rainy Saturday to try baking some pretty pink macarons (without any macaron cookbooks, naturally). The results were not what you’d call a success — although they tasted good — but my failure has inspired me to do some more macaron research and try again. If you want to learn to make these airy pastel confections, start with these beautifully photographed macaron cookbooks. And don’t forget this adorable macaron sticky note set, so you can flag recipes and make notes while you work! Ladurée Macarons Author: Vincent [...]

February 18th, 2016|