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Frangelico Chocolate Truffles

These truffles have few ingredients and steps, which makes them seem deceivingly easy to make. If the right kind of chocolate, cream and proper refrigeration aren’t used and done, however, things can go wrong rather quickly! This recipe and experience fall into three of the categories I have on this blog right now-recipes, alternative recipes (I will discuss chocolate in more detail; some chocolate is quite natural and starts off plant-based) along with some oops’. Once you get the correct…

A Bit More About Me

HI, MY NAME IS JEN AND I’M BEGINNING A QUEST. A QUEST TO NOT ONLY BETTER MY SKILLS AT BAKING, BUT TO ULTIMATELY HONE THE CRAFT OF BAKING TREATS AND GOODIES THAT INCORPORATE HEALTHIER, ALTERNATIVE INGREDIENTS.I’M PRETTY MUCH STARTING FROM THE BEGINNING, TAKING CLASSES TO LEARN PROPER BAKING TECHNIQUES AND FUNDAMENTALS AND THEN TRANSITIONING IN LEARNING ABOUT HEALTHIER, 21ST CENTURY STYLE BAKING TECHNIQUES AND RECIPES. I WOULD LOVE FOR ANY OF YOU TO FOLLOW ME ALONG ON THIS JOURNEY! (more…)

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

RED VELVET CUPCAKES WITH BUTTERCREAM FROSTING, NOT ONE OF THE HEALTHY RECIPES, BUT LET ME SAY YUM!  THESE WERE THE FIRST ITEM THAT I BAKED FOR MY FIRST BAKING ASSIGNMENT WITH MY BAKING FUNDAMENTALS PROGRAM.   AS I'VE MENTIONED BEFORE, MY ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO START BAKING WITH HEALTHIER/ALTERNATIVE INGREDIENTS, BUT I AM STILL A FAIRLY NOVICE BAKER AND WANTED TO LEARN CORRECT BAKING FUNDAMENTALS ANd TECHNIQUES.  AND WITH LEARNING THOSE THINGS COMES WITH FIRST BAKING WITH THE NORMAL, FAT…