The Boastful Baker

because every cook praises her own broth

September 2, 2012
by Melissa
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Lemony Cream Puffs

 I haven’t made a lot of progress lately towards completing all of the items on the Year of Fearless Cooking list that I posted in January. But today I made a Boston cream pie and successfully (I think, we haven’t … Continue reading

May 6, 2012
by Melissa
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The best French macarons in France?

Before we ever set foot in Paris, I knew that we would be headed to two famous French pastry shops, Pierre Hermé and Ladurée, to sample French macarons. Just in case you haven’t tried a French macaron yet, they are … Continue reading

February 6, 2012
by Melissa
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I no longer fail at making bread pudding.

It’s only 37 days into 2012 and I’ve already successfully cooked several things I had never cooked before and as of yesterday, I finally made a decent batch of bread pudding. In fact, this batch of bread pudding is so … Continue reading

January 30, 2012
by Melissa
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Making marshmallows is magical.

Last week I wrote a blog post stating that 2012 would be a year of fearless cooking. In that post, I listed a number of things I’d like to cook or bake for the first time ever. This week, I … Continue reading

March 2, 2011
by Melissa
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Best cupcakes I’ve ever made.

Dark chocolate salted caramel cupcakes. Truly my favorite of all the cupcakes I’ve ever made. I’ve had a bit of a soft spot for sweet and salty foods for many years. When I was in college, I worked at the … Continue reading