Some Baking Basics Part 2: Demo with Coconut Pecan Frosting

So now you’ve made the German Chocolate Cake, it’s time for that beautiful candy-like Coconut Pecan Icing that really makes German Chocolate Cake what it is! First of all, what is it?  In my mind, I think of this frosting as a stove-top custard, like vanilla pudding, or if you prefer, a little like the sugar-custard base that makes a pecan pie so delicious.  Why … Continue reading Some Baking Basics Part 2: Demo with Coconut Pecan Frosting

We’ve Gone Crackers!!

Today’s episode of R&D (thinly disguised as fooling around in the kitchen) is a mess of crackers … and an even more messy incidental baklava disaster! We decided to work on crackers, with mixed success, go check the recipes out and follow along!  Serious Eat’s recipe for Homemade Cheese-Its was the clear winner … Ellie and I ate about half a tray,  you know, in the … Continue reading We’ve Gone Crackers!!