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February 25, 2019

Why is it that the most basic of staples are the foods which daunt us the most when it comes to making them from scratch? This question came to me first at a Salvadoran restaurant when I was eating a tortilla and having a little moment. This enjoyment soon turned to re...

December 17, 2018

My first semester at Cornell flew by. I loved it so much and I can't wait to go back already.

One big decision I made pretty early on was that I did not want to continue with food science as my major. The track is incredibly prescriptive and it left little room for me t...

July 12, 2018

What’s Next for After School Bakery?

Over the last two years, I have had the pleasure of developing, photographing, and sharing over 80 recipes on this website. After School Bakery is the product of all my creative energy focused into one brand, executed on top of the d...

July 12, 2018

The following extended essay is a piece I wrote for the IB Programme junior year in high school. I wasn't able to release it until now, because I didn't want to be cited as plagiarizing myself. It's pretty long but definitely worth a read.

Introduction

Cookbooks do not o...

April 28, 2018

Blondies are what I make whenever I have to bring dessert to an event, but really don't have the time or energy to worry about it. Because they're pretty much a blank canvas, blondies are a total crowd–pleaser and it takes very little effort to make them seem special w...

April 22, 2018

In necessary preparation for my summer as an au pair in Spain my friend Lavinia (who lived in Spain for 7 years) and I decided have a very Spanish Sunday. At our local farmers market we ate paella before going back to my house to make churros con chocolate, the iconic...

April 9, 2018

For my IB chemistry class, I conducted an in depth investigation to figure out the method of cake preparation that yields the lightest (least dense) butter cake. The following is a copy of my experiment, complete with statistical analysis and some conclusions. 

A q...

April 9, 2018

Baking a great banana bread recipe into muffin form somehow makes something so simple seem a little more special. I highly recommend you do this, but without making a few adjustments, you'll often end up with sunken, sad–looking muffins. Nobody likes sad muffins, so I...

March 30, 2018

Reposted from last April for Passover. 

This cake is unlike most flourless chocolate cake recipes. Instead of being dense and overly rich, this cake is light, fudgy, and delicious. I'm not one to look for gluten free or other special diet recipes, but when a delicious r...

March 16, 2018

Soft, chewy, sweet. A little chocolatey, definitely red: these cookies are going to become your new favorites. This recipe is originally from the wonderful website, Sally's Baking Addiction. She uses regular chocolate chips, but I like the flavor of the white choc...

March 11, 2018

This tender quick bread made with orange zest and buttermilk has just the suggestion of sweetness and the texture of a scone...what more could you want on this St. Patrick's Day? The recipe makes two loaves, so I recommend IMMEDIATELY giving one away or else you will e...

March 8, 2018

* Updated (a lot) from 2 years ago * 

A lot of American home bakers are turned off by the metric system and recipes written in grams. What even is celsius? Kilometers?? I get the confusion. We don't commonly use grams in the United States, but let me convince you o...