Posts Tagged: baking

new :: Red and Black Falcon Enamelware

Falcon-Bake-Set_3-e1404815316128I never considered enamelware to be sexy, but look at this! I almost died (in a good way!) when I opened up our latest arrivals. The original white and blue enamelware from the 1920s, Falcon Enamelware, is now available in pillarbox red and coal black!

Made of porcelain enamel fused onto heavy –gauge steel, Falcon Enamelware is durable, smooth, and chemically – resistant. It can assume brilliant, long-lasting colours, and cannot burn. Dishwasher safe and oven safe up to 530F/ 270C, it can be used on gas and electric stove tops / ovens and won’t burn. If you drop it, it may chip, but it won’t break and, in our opinion, that just adds to its character!

Find them in-store or online here. Be still, my beating heart.

the everyday :: vancouver pastry school

van pastry school collageHappy Friday! What do you have planned for the weekend? Lately, I have been feeling exhausted when I wake up. You know… always playing catch up… always trying to get one step ahead. I was hoping to take a few days off to do nothing, but decided to squeeze in a mini mid-week break to Seattle. I find that I relax best when I’m away. Do you feel the same way?

Robert has been taking baking classes at the Vancouver Pastry School since last November. So far, he has participated in 4 pastry classes ranging from the basics to the perfect afternoon tea and he just completed his first artisan bread baking class last Tuesday. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but now that he has signed up for 3 more bread classes including learning how to make croissants, I think I am in trouble!

baking powder biscuits

I’m not normally a biscuit (not the cookie!) type of person, but lately I have been craving a batch of these baking powder biscuits! I found this recipe over on Post Grad Hair Cut and have made a few batches over the past few years, so I knew it was a keeper!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
Preheat oven to 450F. Mix everything together and place in small balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (I got 11 biscuits out of this recipe). Bake for 12 minutes.
Let cool and enjoy with jam and / or butter. Yum!

** recipe reposted with permission :: post grad hair cutbestautolenders.com

{ chocolate } chocolate chip cookies

I had completely forgotten about these chocolate chocolate chip cookies until we made a batch of coffee ice cream (more on that later!) the other day and I figured that this would be a perfect accompaniment! These cookies are super rich and decadent and perfect for the chocolate lover!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 4 squares of semi sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Makes about 9 cookies.

  • Mix flour, brown sugar, sugar, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • Melt chocolate and butter on the stove or microwave.
  • Stir in vanilla and flour mixture into the chocolate and butter.
  • Add egg and mix.
  • Add chocolate chips.
  • Make 9 balls and bake for 15 minutes.

Enjoy!

let them eat sweets

After 12 long weeks waiting for our shipping container to arrive, I am excited to start baking again! I tend to prefer salty treats to sweet desserts, but how can you resist these beautiful images from Sweetapolita! A cake designer, food blogger, and self proclaimed “baking fanatic and baked good junkie”, see her full flickr photostream here.

images via Sweetapolita