When I saw that this recipe for Classic Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting (from the Cinnamon chapter of Baked Elements) was coming up, I got really excited– it’s been a while since we’ve made a complicated cake! I was imagining my thick, hearty, stacked layers smothered in spiced cream cheese, and that gratifying feeling of plunging my big knife through one…two…three layers of cake and filling….
It’s sort of blowing my mind how quickly the weeks in quarantine fly by and blend together. I generally feel that way in busy normal times anyway, but it feels like extra warp-speed right now. For months I’ve known that Baked Sunday Mornings is coming to an end, but there were still months and several […]
Autumn in the Middle East is… different. This is the first Fall season of my life (okay, since I was a toddler) not spent somewhere that gets the familiar pre-holiday chill in the air, at least a little color on the leaves, and the beginnings of Christmas gearing up. In Israel, temperatures are still in […]
Although I’ve always loved to write, I have to admit that I am embarrassingly lacking in the literature department. My familiarity with Hunter S. Thompson goes as far as watching Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas on a date in 1998 and falling asleep… Not sure what that says about my intellectual depth, the guy I was […]
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but… I really wanted to make a layer cake. There was a time not so long ago that I dreaded the Baked Sunday Mornings assignments for layer cakes. So much work, so much time, so much potential for things to go wrong… But I’ve come a long way since those […]
I rarely crave pumpkin out of season; although I quite like it, it’s not generally one of my overarching favorite flavors per se– it does not keep me up at night with recipe ideas or stark, raving mad obsession like chocolate or caramel. (That’s normal, right?!) However, almost like clockwork, on the Autumnal Equinox, all […]