Pataquetas are the traditional bread of Valencia dating back to the 17th century. The bread is shaped into chubby crescent moons and is comparable to ciabatta. It’s baked in a steamy oven that makes the outsides crusty, a little chewy and the insides soft and airy. This was my Baking Partners challenge of the month chosen by Marisa of Thermofan who lives in Valencia and… [Read more]
I baked you this lovely pumpkin bread infused with the zingy flavor of ground ginger and topped with a maple syrup glaze. A task for my monthly Baking Partners Group to celebrate October and all things pumpkin. Pumpkin loves ginger and ginger loves it right back. A happy marriage. I couldn’t help but add a little cinnamon and vanilla extract to the mix. It’s just… [Read more]
Chinese almond cookies infused with almonds inside and out, including one of the most delectable creations on earth, almond paste, the main reason I find myself drawn to them. Almonds decorate the top plus they call for amaretto or almond extract, an ingredient that drives that almond flavor home. Almost every bite is filled with 3 forms of almonds.
I chose this Japanese Cotton Soft Funfetti Cheesecake for my monthly Baking Partners challenge. Being a cake I had only heard of in passing, one tucked away in the back of my mind (among 100′s of others) as something to make one day I was happy to be given the chance excuse to make it. It was the unique name that first caught my attention…. [Read more]