who runs this blog? from Anonymous
My name is Jessica. I mean I’m not famous or anything, so that means nothing to you. But I haven’t been updating it lately. Sorry. I’ve been bored with tumblr lately, and I update my personal blog from time to time, but I’ve let this slip. I’ll try to post some stuff again.
this might be a tricky question. i'm 14 and i started baking at the age of 11. it started of as a hobby so i'd have something to snack on in the afternoon, but it's become far more than that. now i bake and decorate birthdays cakes for everyone in my family, do desserts and give cookies for people i love. i have a ton of recipe books and gadgets, that i get as holiday presents. i'm considering being a pastry chef when i grow older. what do you think? am i overreacting? help! xoxo from Anonymous
What do you mean, overreacting? Not sure I understand. Follow your dreams and do what makes you happy. You may change your mind a million times before you’re an adult or you may not. No way of knowing. But I’m glad you’ve found something you enjoy!
Do you know of any good recipes for flan? from Anonymous
I’ve never made it, but this one has great reviews.
I'm very new to baking, but I love it so much. I haven't really baked anything more complicated than chocolate chip cookies, or cake from a box. I see a lot of things I'd love to make, but think they are still a little too complex for me. Do you have any recipes/advice for making the transition? from Anonymous
The most important thing I could say about baking and cooking is not to stress about it. I think that’s why so many people dislike making food—they worry about adhering so strictly to a recipe that they make it into a science instead of an art. My mom is a prime example of this. If we’re out of an ingredient, or a recipe doesn’t mention a measurement, she gets really concerned. The important thing is it have fun with it! Really! Experiment, and if it sucks, that’s okay! But more often than not, you’ll find that playing around with ingredients can make some really great tasting stuff.
That being said, if you don’t feel comfortable with making something lengthy yet, try making something like these amazing s’mores cookies. They’re a personal favorite, but they aren’t too difficult.
Or you can try something like these awesome peanut butter cupcakes with chocolate cheesecake frosting that may be a bit more involved than you’re used to, but don’t incorporate any tough techniques.
I have really strange taste buds. I don't like raspberries, or any sort of raspberry jam, but I love raspberry sorbet and raspberry poptarts. Is there a way to combine these into a recipe? Like ice cream sandwiches with sorbet and poptarts? =P from Anonymous
Haha, well if you want to stick some raspberry sorbet in between two raspberry pop tarts and eat that, I’m sure it couldn’t be bad. :)
But as far as other recipes go that are, I guess, a bit more “in depth” using some of those ingredients—
You could also try making your own raspberry sorbet!
Can I get the recipe. I have a wedding and this si what they want. My email is kreddick at videotron ca from Anonymous
Not sure what you’re referring to, but everything I post has two links to the recipe—click through the picture or on the title.