Everybody knows rhubarb’s best friend is strawberry, but I think raspberry deserves a chance. Enter these raspberry-rhubarb muffins. They’re tender, they’re sweet and tart, and they’re topped with a generous sprinkling of buttery oat streusel (the best part of any muffin, IMO). And they’re perfect for making quick use of rhubarb in its prime as we’re turning the corner into berry season.
Author Archives: Samantha Chin
Dulce de Leche Brownies
I don’t think you need me to tell you this, but you can make brownies for any occasion. These are my all-purpose brownie. They’re equally suited for a get-together with friends (remember those?), for a care package, or just a weeknight treat.
Everything Bagel Cream Cheese Biscuits
What do you do when you’re craving an everything bagel, but don’t have the patience to make bagels or want to leave the house? I don’t know what you do, but I make biscuits.
Blueberry Jam Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel
I went overboard with blueberry picking and ended up with 11 lbs of blueberries. To be fair it was a beautiful day, they looked so good, and I’m still in a bit of denial about the end of summer. But now we’ve got blueberries for days and I’m baking them into everything to keep that last little bit of sunshine going, even as sweater weather starts creeping in.
This is the first meal I had with my in-laws. I met them over a long weekend, several years ago- my partner and I had been dating for a month, and his family came up for a visit.
Chinese Almond Cookies
For someone who isn’t terribly fancy, I’ve had a lot of ten course meals. Growing up, my family was pretty involved in a Hakka cultural association- in particular, one with a lot of Hakka Chinese people who had come from Jamaica. It was really nice to know so many people with a similar cultural background, though confusing-
Peach Melba Choux au Craquelin
It’s peach season! Few things in the world smell as good as a ripe peach (in my opinion), and I just want to put them in everything. They go well with so many summer desserts, and I often pair them with the loads of berries we’ve got on hand. One classic combination I love is peach melba.
Lighten up: let’s talk leavening
A pastry instructor I once had used to tell us that bakers make their living selling air. It sounds deceptive, but that’s part of why baked goods are so delicious (and don’t break your teeth!). Air bubbles make cakes fluffy, make breads soft (not gummy or hard), meringues pillowy, and more. And part of theContinue reading “Lighten up: let’s talk leavening”
Custards: don’t lose your temper making this egg-celent dessert
For someone who doesn’t really like eggs, I buy a ton of them. Eggs are incredibly useful in baking- they add structure but also tenderness, they increase volume, bind liquids, and are the basis of meringues, some buttercreams, and more. Eggs can do it all. One of their classic uses apart from basic cakes andContinue reading “Custards: don’t lose your temper making this egg-celent dessert”
Sometimes you just want something super indulgent and easy to make. That’s where carmelitas come in. They’re the bar cookies I didn’t know I was missing until I had them, and they’re the perfect thing to have while sipping a coffee. Carmelitas are what you might get if you crossed a Twix bar with a buttery oatmeal cookie, and they don’t require a mixer to make.