Azuki Bean Brownies, No Flour, No Eggs, No Nuts, No Kidding

Yes. Azuki beans in a brownie. No. They don’t taste like beans. They taste like dense, chocolatey, delicious brownies. Brownies! They don’t have flour in them. They don’t have eggs and they don’t have to have milk either. My kids are obsessed with them, especially the babies. I have already had twelve people taste them and not one person could guess the secret ingredient. I … Continue reading Azuki Bean Brownies, No Flour, No Eggs, No Nuts, No Kidding

River Cottage Handbook Book Review

Today’s post is by guest blogger Marisa Ingram. Have you ever fallen head-over-heels in love with a cookbook? I’ve had just that experience with Pam Corbin’s Cakes (River Cottage Handbook.) From the moment I cracked it open and landed on the recipe for “Cornish Fairings, a close cousin of the gingernut” it was love. It is such a lovely and charming little recipe book (and … Continue reading River Cottage Handbook Book Review

Crumble & Flake is now Open

Just when you think Capitol Hill couldn’t get any more walkable (or charming to say the least), a new patisserie graces the neighborhood. Neil Robertson, Seattle’s famous Pastry Chef, formerly at Canlis and Mistral Kitchen opened Crumble & Flake yesterday. Tiny and modern, the magical pastry shop on the corner of Olive Way sweetened opening day with colorful French Macarons, cream puffs (filled to order) … Continue reading Crumble & Flake is now Open

Cupcake Camp Seattle is Here

Every year at about this time, there are loads and loads of cupcakes to be eaten. If you like the sweetness of a cupcake and being around lots of other cupcake lovers then you won’t want to miss this cupcake eating extravaganza. There are contests for all ages and levels. You can enter the professional bakers, amateur bakers or youth category Details here: My friend … Continue reading Cupcake Camp Seattle is Here

Cake VS Pie. Do you want to enter?

And before I start. If you need pie lessons. Check out. Art of the Pie, a fabulous class. I got this email and thought that many of you would love the opportunity to bake. Here it is. Enter and let me know how it goes. Crust or Crumb? A Cake vs. Pie Rematch Call to Bakers for October 10 Faceoff Bakers from both sides of … Continue reading Cake VS Pie. Do you want to enter?

NY Times Chocolate Chip Recipe

Have you heard of the New York Times best chocolate chip cookie recipe? Last night I was talking to a friend who said she hadn’t heard of it. I wasn’t going to share this experience until I realized that there were still some people missing out on the big secret. Have they found the secret to a perfect cookie? Last Friday I made the dough. … Continue reading NY Times Chocolate Chip Recipe