easy desserts

How to Make a CAKE From Scratch in One Bowl

How to Make a CAKE From Scratch in One Bowl

Have you made a one bowl cake before?  Have you even heard of a one bowl cake?  Well its one of the easiest cakes you will ever make.

No sifting or creaming required.  Once you have all of your ingredients measured, you can have this cake in the oven in less than 10 minutes, and that’s if you mix the cake by hand, like I did in the video.  If you use your mixer, it will take less than 5 minutes!

sous vide white chocolate cream

sous vide white chocolate cream

If you are looking for a simple, make ahead dessert then this sous vide white chocolate cream is perfect. I'm so excited that the recipe has been featured on Jason Logsdons blog, one of the top blogs about sous vide cooking at home! 

How to Make Homemade Cookies

How to Make Cookies  










Before you learn how to make homemade cookies, you need to know what tools you need to get the job done.  Making cookies is one of the most rewarding experiences for a home baker because cookies are like little circles of happiness that you can give to friends and family.  It's one of the easiest ways to put a smile on someones face.

Knowing how to make homemade cookies isn't as complicated as rocket science, but you foo need the right equipment.  Have you ever tried to bake cookies on a sheet pan from the dollar store?  I have, and those bad boys were blacker than Wesley Snipes on the bottom. :) Using the right tools makes a huge difference in the final product.

Here is my list of tools and equipment for making cookies at home.

  1. Set of Mixing Bowls- For measuring ingredients before hand and getting everything organized and with in arms reach
  2. Whisk- for whipping eggs before adding to other ingredients
  3. Measuring Spoons
  4. Dry Measuring Cups
  5. Liquid Measuring Cups
  6. Ofsett Spatula or table knife
  7. Paring knife
  8. Rubber Spatula
  9. Flexible spatula for lifting cookies off cooky sheets
  10. Rolling Pin
  11. Flat surface for rolling Roulpat
  12. Cooky sheet, Jelly roll pans half or quarter sheet pans
  13. Silpat mat so you don’t have to worry about cookies sticking-also eliminates the need for expensive parchment paper
  14. Grinder for nuts and seeds-flax or fennel seeds in your cookies
  15. Cooky cutters
  16. Electric mixer
  17. Silicone brush for greasing pans if you don’t have a silpat I prefer silicone because there is nothing more annoying than the fibers of a bristle pastry brush coming off on your food
  18. Oven thermometer

If you have never made cookies at home, this list should be helpful.  If you need an easy beginners recipe for cookies, try this one.