February 6, 2014
I have had my eye on a doughnut pan for a while and finally ordered one. I can’t believe I waited so long. If you don’t have one, I highly recommend getting one; they are under $10 from Amazon. Homemade baked doughnuts are so delicious and so easy to make. They come together in about a half hour. These chocolate doughnuts are soft and moist, making it easy for us to stuff them all into our faces over the course of a single day.
January 18, 2014
I’ve been away from Ginger Bear Kitchen for a bit now, but I’m hoping to keep up better with posts now. I am going to be focusing more on my photography and pastry skills and a bit less on my writing but stay tuned for pictures and recipes! There is not a recipe in this post but I followed the recipe from the Bouchon Bakery Cookbook.
December 19, 2013
There are so many holiday baked goods I want to make right now. These cookies jumped out at me because of how festive they look, but they are more than just pretty. They are soft and chewy and rich too.
December 11, 2013
I participated in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap this year which was organized by Lindsay of Love & Olive Oil and Julie of The Little Kitchen. It was so much fun to come home to boxes of cookies at my doorstep. I got amazing cookies from Dorothy of Crazy for Crust, Rachel of Teacher by Day – Chef by Night, and Becca of The Salted Cookie. Dorothy sent chocolate mint cookies, Rachel sent oreo cheesecake cookies, and Becca sent peppermint dipped vanilla bean sugar cookies. Head over to their sites for the recipes!
December 3, 2013
Working in a bakery has really spurred my interest in learning more about baking. I want to know more about how it works instead of blindly following recipes. About a month ago I got on the computer and after some research decided on The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. A couple days later, when I went into work, the head of the bread department told me that he had just bought a new book for the bread team–Bread: A Baker’s Book of Techniques and Recipes. After flipping through that book at work, I decided I needed it as well.