For years, I avoided trying to make homemade caramels because I thought it was going to be too hard. Scratch that — I knew it was going to be too hard. Because 80% of my prior attempts to make caramel ended in either a burnt, nasty mess or a crystalized, decidedly not-amber-colored chunk of rock. And it was infuriating. Continue reading “Easy Homemade Caramel Candies”
Homemade marshmallows are my new obsession. I’ve put off attempting them for years — due to a misguided assumption that making them would be a giant hassle. They’re admittedly a bit fussy (witness the lengthy set of instructions below), but not at all as bad as I thought. And they’re a great stovetop option when it’s a million degrees outside and you don’t want to turn on your oven. Continue reading “Honey Peanut Butter Marshmallows”
Yup. It’s exactly what it sounds like – bacon toffee. And it’s just as glorious and grotesque as you might expect.
It’s probably a good thing I only learned last night how easy it is to make toffee – IF you have an electric stove. Attempting to make caramel/toffee on a gas stove has been the bane of my existence for years. Years! Continue reading “Basic Toffee”
So, I teach college, and it’s finals week. I have a mountain of grading to plow through, and, as it happens, I’m moving in four days. So, I bake.
I spent Monday in an all-day bake-a-thon, cooking up treats for myself and my weary colleagues. Baking is how I cope with stress and how I show love, so it works out well just as long as I keep going to the gym. I didn’t document any of those delicacies, but they started the streak that has lead to the creation of this blog. ‘Cause blogging totally justifies all this baking.