Imagine a frosting that comes in powdered format. When you eat it, it dissolves in your mouth and tastes just like buttercream. When Jonathan tried it for the first time, he screamed and called it “black magic.” I’ve named the frosting of the future something a bit more friendly: magical frosting dust. Magical frosting [...]
I only like store-bought marshmallows when they are toasted to the point of burning. I pick the sticky caramelized part off a marshmallow, toast again, and repeat. Homemade marshmallows are a different story – especially when the marshmallows themselves contain sweet potato, bourbon, and pecans as my sweet potato casserole marshmallows do. These sweet [...]
Cupcake Project Substitution Lab Test 2: Using Applesauce as a Butter or Oil Substitute Introduction / Purpose Many of you have asked me about using applesauce as a butter or oil substitute to cut back on fat. With holiday baking season upon us, it would be great to know if that really works. So, I [...]
I went to the folks at Kakao Chocolate with an idea – I wanted to make chocolate coins with turkeys on them to put on top of cupcakes. Milk Chocolate Hanukkah Gelt Coins (5.29 Oz.) – Gold The idea was inspired by the chocolate gelt (money) that Jews give out on Chanukah. 100pcs Square Candy [...]
This Thanksgiving, Jews in the United States will celebrate Thanksgiving and the first night of Chanukah on the same day. This is the first time that this has happened since 1888 and it won’t happen again for another 70,000 years. As a Jewish person, I wasn’t thrilled about this news. Like a whiny toddler, I [...]
With Chanukah landing smack on top of Thanksgiving this year, I wanted to create a Chanukah recipe that evoked both the fall s’more season and the marshmallows so often found on top of Turkey Day sweet potato casseroles. I decided to make Manischewitz-flavored marshmallows and cut them into Chanukah shapes. To get some insight into [...]
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