Category: Baking

Ask the Expert: 7 Top Food Photography Tips

Guest Post By Katherine Martinelli, a Food and Travel Writer and Photographers. When Georgette of Chocolate and Figs invited me to do a guest post on the importance of good food photography on food blogs, I wasn’t just honored, I was blown away! I’ve been an admirer of Chocolate and Figs for some time now…


How to Make Easy, Creative Tiramisu in Less Than 30 minutes

Another year has passed and once again we ask the same question: where did this year go? It seems as if we just celebrated 5771 (yes, that is the year that just passed). I guess by now I should realize that time is not static. Another traditional thing we do every year is asking for…


Somlói Galuska: How to Make the Perfect Hungarian Trifle

Hungary is famed for its fine pastries; many relate to our long Austrian association. There are dessert recipes, however, that are purely Hungarian. Somlói Galuska (SHOM-lo-i GAH-loosh-kah), a kind of trifle on steroids, is an easy cake recipe and delicious member of the Hungarian dessert family. To me, Somlói Galuska is Hungarian comfort food. No…


The Food Police Made Me Do It.

Who says that a blog that writes about food always need to have a new recipe, a new photograph of a cake, a new cookbook review and so on…? I did not see any recipe police checking all the food blogs and gives out summons to those having a recipe or a photograph more than…


How to Present Your “Last Hurrah” Peaches of the Season

I enjoy writing this blog, but I would enjoy much more if you would send me requests. For instance: would you like to read about how to work with chocolates and recipes using chocolates, rather then what I wrote here? It takes me the same time to write about things that you are interested to…


How to Read Recipes for Baking

A copy of the recipe I used for baking my sweet-bread. Please follow it to the letter for a great sweet-bread Hi. Thanks for stopping by. I am still waiting for questions, because I enjoy explaining things, teaching, and in general helping people to create baking goods from scratch. There is no comparison between store-bought…


What is Zen? – Zen is Baking with your Grandchildren

Even up to thirty minutes ago, I did not know what Zen is. I was searching the Internet to find some inspiration for an appropriate title for this post when I came across an article that caught my eye. The title said: “What is the meaning of Zen?”. Ordinarily I would not stop to read…


How to Correct Mishaps in Baking Like a Professional?

Did you figure out what is our aim, at Chocolates & Figs? First, I’d like to help you in anything you want to be better at. Weather you want to create elaborate desserts, or able to bake foolproof cakes, or learn to understand the difference among the ingredients we use in baking (i.e. for instance,…


Thanks to Shirley Corriher, Baking Yeast-Leavened Bread is Problem-Free (Almost)

Yeast-Leavened Sweet Bread with Raisins I love all yeast-leavened sweets/breads, because it brings up the warm and fuzzy memories of my Mother’s kitchen. Most holidays she would work in the kitchen tirelessly and churn out an array of baking goods that turned our home into a “dream bakery” without using any recipes, guide books, TV…


Ask the Expert: 7 Top Food Photography Tips

When Georgette of Chocolate and Figs invited me to do a guest post on the importance of good food photography on food blogs, I wasn’t just honored, I was blown away! I’ve been an admirer of Chocolate and Figs for some time now and can’t get enough of Georgette’s wonderful photography and recipes. I don’t…