Jagged Little Thrill: Peanut Brittle with Vanilla Fleur de Sel

We are now a month into 2014, and I am still breathlessly trying to catch up from the holidays! In my mind, I fancy myself an organized, efficient, task-oriented, domestic goddess…. In reality, I am an inefficient, oft-frazzled, multi-tasking nightmare. At any given time, I am imagining a number of creative projects that I would […]

Baked Sunday Mornings: Soft Candy Caramels

I have never made soft caramel candy before; the thought of this would normally strike fear into my heart and cause shivers down my spine. My mother would likely chuckle at the idea of me working with sugar in the first place– she likes to remind me of the time, when I was a teenager, […]

Crystal Clear: Lessons in Sugar Science (aka Making Candy at Baking Arts)

Ah, sugar… We meet again. I have posted several recipes chronicling my love-hate relationship with sugar; it is one of the most difficult ingredients to work with, in my experience as a home baker without a chemistry background. (Sorry, high school Chemistry was a distant, painful memory. Also, I don’t recall that we ever made […]