For this Her Cookbook Club review, we have Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook by Christina Tosi. Despite my love-hate relationship with Momofuku Milk Bar, I think every dessert lover should read this book, at least to get an idea of what is it like to work in a highly successful American dessert shop and how Christina Tosi came up with all her iconic quirky desserts.
Granola Biscotti, what a genius idea. It’s fun and healthier than a regular biscotti with all the oats, raisins and crunchy coconut. But then it’s a biscotti not a granola bar, which eating it will make you feel you’re taking an afternoon break rather than rushing out of the door in the morning. It’s the perfect marriage for both of my favorite meals – breakfast and afternoon tea.
Korvapuusti – Finnish Cinnamon Rolls. A wonderful creation I discovered when visiting Portland. After my first bite, I knew I can never go back. So I made my own. The harmony between cardamon and cinnamon, the almost caramel-like bottom, the softness of the bun contrasting with the crispy pearl sugar. IT’S JUST PERFECTION.
HEY FRIENDS!! It’s Her Cookbook Club time again! I’m really enjoying the process of reviewing a cookbook. I choose one from the 100000 cookbooks on my bookshelf, re-read it, pick several interesting recipes, test them, snap a photo and write my thoughts down. Today, I thought I would visit an old friend, Thug Kitchen Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck.
Okay let me confess first, I was no crumpet pro at all 3 months ago. In fact, I first heard the word “crumpet” after moving to Seattle, at the The Crumpet Shop in Pike Place Market, but I cannot go back from the moment of that first bite. It really is the simplest thing to make and there are endless topping ideas you can try. Here, I will share my favorite combinations to make you a crumpet pro, too!
By now, I think you already knew my obsession with cookbooks. I thought the hardest part of starting Her Cookbook Club would be selecting the first book. You know, I have way too many of them and I am Virgo. Surprisingly, I chose The Love & Lemons Cookbook by Jeanine Donofrio without any hesitation (and it’s not even a baking cookbook!). The real struggle actually is writing the introduction you’re reading now. I have so many thoughts and love for this book. I do not know where to start from. Thankfully after sipping my matcha latte for an hour, I beat my first writer’s block. So here we have it, our first Her Cookbook Club selection!
From the moment I decided to create HerBakingLab, I knew I would have a section on the blog for cookbooks. (Click here to find out why I started the blog!) I just don’t know what exactly it will look like. I was inspired by Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen that she started a book club on her blog this year and I absolutely love the idea! However, we’re gonna do things a little bit different here. We’ll have a cookbook club. Her Cookbook Club.
One interesting thing I noticed after my years living in the U.S is that Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer. It’s so fascinating to me because I grow up thinking 1st of July is the start of summer. Nevertheless, I think we all agree June is the perfect month for picnics. So, here I wrapped up some snack ideas & recipes for your inspiration. Isn’t the preparing part the best part of picnics?
Last post I shared my secret Best Earl Grey Tea Shortbread recipe, but I didn’t tell you my other secret. I have a mysterious way to deal with the remaining egg whites. My infamous oil free 10+5 Almond Crisp. 10 minutes plus 5 ingredients, with endless flavor options. Doesn’t sound bad, right? It’s super crunchy and light but surprisingly with NO OIL involved. You’re welcome.
With the Royal Wedding coming this Saturday, I thought I would share my Best British Earl Grey Tea Shortbread recipe. It’s a recipe I’ve made so many times and everyone who tasted it loved it. It truly is the perfect afternoon tea “biscuit”. While we obviously will not be invited to the royal wedding, we at least could bake these Best British Earl Grey Tea Shortbread at home. Make a cup of tea, watch the live streaming and pretend we’re having high tea in the United Kingdom.
Need a last minute Mother’s Day Gift Idea? Don’t worry. I got your back. This DIY Mini Brioche Doughnuts in an Egg Carton will be your mom’s new favorite. I mean, look at these egg-shaped mini doughnuts. Aren’t they the cutest thing ever? You could even make it on Sunday morning, when you wake up and realize it’s Mother ‘s Day, because everyone know freshly made doughnuts taste the best
Yep, you see it right. We are making no-ice-cream-machine-needed Ultra Easy Vanilla Bean Gelato. This Japanese recipe calls a smaller amount of each ingredient and is healthier than your normal Jane. Perfect if you live alone or make desserts for two.
This recipe has been my go-to for banana breads. I like how you can taste the natural sweetness from bananas and the softness from oats. The sprinkle of sugar on top diversifies the texture by adding something crunchy, which brings the game to a whole new level. It makes me feel good. It tastes good. Sometimes I may or may not intentionally bought extra bananas just for this recipe. It truly is the perfect weekday breakfast. What are you waiting for?
It still does not feel like spring in Seattle. On my weekly trip to Pike Place Market this Sunday, I asked the girl at Sosio’s