Author Archives: Jen's Confectionary

Desperation + Inspiration

F@&% it. I’ll just make brownies. It was getting late in the evening, the night before I’d committed to “bake something” (well, yeah…) for a little brunch with friends the next day. I can’t well recall what had kept me … Continue reading

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Nerf Cake

I got to have some fun making a cake themed around a Nerf birthday party. I struggled on a creative direction, but decided to go more traditional.

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Mouna

In my renewed adventures with yeast, I got to try out something that’s been intriguing me from a cook book I’ve had for a few years. Mouna It was described as an Algerian bread for Shabbat, though some quick, additional … Continue reading

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The Crown Cream Puffs

I love making cream puffs – they seem to have a great balance between the rich, custardy filling and the choux casing. Also, I believe I have an edge in the game: since I keep chickens, I tend to have extremely … Continue reading

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Improvised Blackboard

I love it when different things I like come together in new and useful ways. I’m always on the lookout for better ways to capture to-do’s and design ideas so I noticed my gleaming, black appliances and something else I’ve … Continue reading

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Heart-ier Palmiers

I wanted a pretty and snackable pastry that could show a little love for my guys. With only minor tweaking, the classic palmier, or elephant ear, can be coaxed into a heart shape and livened-up with raspberry jam. (Too much … Continue reading

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Viking Pie/Cake

On the occasion of a dear friend’s birthday, I got to have a lot of fun making something less traditional. She’s a huge scholar of Viking culture and a culinary anthropologist. One of her very favorite desserts is lemon meringue … Continue reading

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