Category Archives: Baking Illustrated

apricot squares

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups (7 1/2 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups quick-cooking oats 1/3 cup (2 1/3 ounces) granulated sugar 1/3 cup packed (2 1/3 ounces) light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup … I’m hungry! {read more}

Banana Cream Pie

What would your last meal be? Mine: a slice of banana cream pie with a cup of black coffee. The first time I made this, I doubled the recipe and made two pies, because I had a feeling it would … I’m hungry! {read more}

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This recipe was originally printed in┬áBaking Illustrated (pg. 381) You know how sometimes, you come across something that’s so amazing, before you know it, there’s nothing left because you ate it so fast? Well, this flourless chocolate cake wasn’t like … I’m hungry! {read more}

Tarte Tatin

This recipe was originally printed in Baking Illustrated (pg. 217) Yes, it’s French. If you pronounce it right, you’ll probably sound offish. But I think tarte Tatin can be quite the rustic, humble dessert. It’s just like an upside-down apple … I’m hungry! {read more}

Fresh Fruit Tart with Pastry Cream

This recipe was originally printed in┬áBaking Illustrated (pg. 225). It’s cross-posted from my old blog, with a few edits. At my friend Emily’s recommendation, I purchased Baking Illustrated recently and fell in love with the book.