Category: Misploits

Ways to Screw Up Making Croissants

Before I wrote Making Croissants in the Tropics, I had made many many croissants. Have no doubt that my insights were standing on a mountain of duds I’ve inadvertently baked along the way. How ‘well’ did this novice screw up? Let me count the ways. #1 – Hard […]

The Easiest Butter Cookie Recipe

This is the easiest, tastiest butter cookie recipe I have come across. It is simple to make, fail-proof and super delicious. So good I have to write this down for future reference. Ingredients Makes 40 -45 cookies or 2 trays. 125g butter (softened ie indented when pressed but […]

Making Croissants in the Tropics

Many budding bakers think that making croissants in an equatorial climate is a near-to-impossible task. Yet it can be done without having to rack up enormous electricity bills. Read on for some some tips and tricks. Start with the Basic 3-Day recipe Croissants can’t be rushed. Even though […]

The Fickleness of Chiffon

I thought I mastered the chiffon cake. So, armed with ample confidence I went about making one, intending to gift it to a friend. Oh it wasn’t terribly uncouth; no antics such as dropping out from the pan or painting exuberant cracks over the top. BUT. It shrank […]

Bread-making Basics For Newbies

First, there was Circuit Breaker. Then Circuit Bakers began to emerge from the abyss. I didn’t expect to join their ranks – all I did was bake an orange chiffon cake. One day I find myself diving into bread, all because of this zen and beautiful Soft & […]