Butter Cake, anyone?

It's been very cold and I needed something to lift the spirits of my little ones and myself so, what better than a delicious treat. I had one of these a Fresh Market a few months ago and I did have the recipe but could not find it. I had to make it. I found…

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Cuban Bread

I've been trying for 2 weeks to make the perfect Cuban bread, just like I remember eating back in South Florida. I stumbled upon several recipes and finally decided to try the one posted on the website below. http://www.tasteofcuba.com/pancubano.html I follow the directions -  I did end up using 4 1/2 cups of bread flour…

“Pouf” it’s Puff Pastry…

The last time I did my baking post I was working on buns. I tried those yeast rolls and they were an epic fail. 😦 . I will be revisiting those sometime next week. Meanwhile lets talk about Puff Pastry. Why am I doing this? Everyone writes about it and talks about the mystery of this…

Looking for the perfect vanilla cupcake.

Why is it that something so plain, so vanilla is so difficult to master? The crusade for the perfect vanilla cupcake, we all have been looking for that perfect plain cupcake that has the perfect balance of texture, sweetness and flavor. I hate vanilla cupcakes that the texture or the density of the cake makes…