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While I haven't typed up all of the recipes I use at the restaurant, I have covered a good number of them and continue to add more weekly; if you'd like to know when a new recipe is added, subscribe here. Beginners will find some fun projects and I try to explain everything in a low-key, conversational style. But because I developed these recipes in a restaurant, many more rely on an intermediate skill level, a well equipped kitchen and fully stocked pantry.

I use weight measurements exclusively, even for liquids. I love you and want your recipes to succeed, friends don't let friends bake by volume. If you'd like to know more about why I choose to bake this way, I've done my best to explain Why Weight matters.

Recipes marked "GF" are either naturally gluten free, like ice cream, or include simple substitutions for making a conversion. Any conversion I suggest is one that I have tried and used at the restaurant; which is to say, I am confident enough in their quality to serve them to the general public. Those with "Gluten Free" in the title involve more than simple substitutions and warrant their own recipe.

123 Dough • Friday September 17, 2010


3 Musketeers Bar · GF • Monday November 28, 2011


Almond Anise Biscotti • Friday January 7, 2011


Almond Joy · GF • Tuesday February 25, 2014


Animal Crackers • Friday January 13, 2012


Apple Butter · GF • Monday December 12, 2011


Apple Stack Cake • Sunday January 22, 2012


Banana Pudding · GF • Saturday August 28, 2010


Basil Pots de Crème · GF • Wednesday May 9, 2012


Beard Papa's • Monday June 13, 2011


Berries 'n Cream · GF • Tuesday August 23, 2011


Black and Whites • Tuesday December 18, 2012


Blitz Dough • Saturday November 13, 2010


Blood Orange Syrup · GF • Friday December 28, 2012


Blue, Black or Raspberry Reduction · GF • Saturday June 25, 2011


Blueberry Buttermilk Ice Cream · GF • Saturday June 25, 2011


Blueberry Violette Pastry Cream · GF • Friday July 29, 2011


Bourbon Buttermilk Layer Cake • Wednesday September 8, 2010


Brown Butter Hazelnut Brownies · GF • Sunday July 3, 2011


Brown Butter Sage Marshmallows · GF • Friday November 19, 2010


Buttermilk Beignets • Friday March 4, 2011


Caffe latte Ice Cream · GF • Monday July 2, 2012


Candied Mint Leaves · GF • Friday May 6, 2011


Candy Corn Panna Cotta · GF • Monday October 18, 2010


Caramel Corn · GF • Friday September 24, 2010


Caramel Filled Shortbread • Wednesday December 7, 2011


Caramel · GF • Monday November 22, 2010


Caramelized Onion and Apple Tart • Sunday November 14, 2010


Carrot Cake Ice Cream • Monday July 23, 2012


Carrot Garnish · GF • Wednesday April 25, 2012


Ceylon Ice Cream · GF • Monday November 22, 2010


Chai Cocoa Cupcakes • Monday September 27, 2010


Champagne Marshmallows · GF • Saturday December 31, 2011


Champagne Waffles • Friday December 28, 2012


Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies • Friday December 24, 2010


Chicory Beignet Filling · GF • Friday March 4, 2011


Chocolate Almond Stout Cake · GF • Tuesday January 11, 2011


Chocolate Biscotti • Friday January 7, 2011


Chocolate Butter · GF • Friday December 28, 2012


Chocolate Cranberry Cake · GF • Monday December 30, 2013


Chocolate Pavé · GF • Monday April 11, 2011


Chocolate Pudding · GF • Saturday February 4, 2012


Chocolate Sprinkles · GF • Saturday March 3, 2012


Chocolate Syrup · GF • Thursday September 29, 2011


Chocolate Tart Shells • Saturday April 7, 2012


Cocktail: Sapphire Con Diablo · GF • Thursday October 21, 2010


Cocktail: The Tree House · GF • Wednesday October 20, 2010


Cocoa Nib Florentines · GF • Tuesday February 15, 2011


Cocoa Nib Polvorones • Wednesday February 27, 2013


Coconut Vanilla Bean Ice Cream· GF • Saturday June 25, 2011


Coffee Bean Brittle · GF • Tuesday January 11, 2011


Conversation Hearts · GF • Saturday February 11, 2012


Cookie Dough Reese's Cups · GF • Saturday February 25, 2012


Cookies 'n Cream Ice Cream · GF • Thursday August 25, 2011


Corn Syrup · GF • Friday September 2, 2011


Cornmeal Macarons · GF • Saturday February 18, 2012


Cornmeal Madeleines • Sunday October 14, 2012


Cornmeal Shortbread • Monday September 19, 2011


Cranberry Fig Chutney · GF • Friday November 26, 2010


Cranberry Ganache · GF • Monday December 30, 2013


Cranberry Jam & Syrup · GF • Sunday December 12, 2010


Cranberry Sparkler · GF • Sunday December 12, 2010


Cranberry Sweet Rolls • Sunday December 12, 2010


Crazy Banana Ice Cream · GF • Wednesday August 3, 2011


Cream Cheese Ice Cream · GF • Wednesday September 14, 2011


Crispy Cereal Marshmallows · GF • Sunday October 30, 2011


Crystallized Cherry Blossoms · GF • Sunday March 25, 2012


Dairy Queen Blizzard · GF • Thursday September 1, 2011


Decorative Caramel · GF • Monday February 28, 2011


Doughnut Glaze · GF • Monday November 8, 2010


Egg Nog Shake · GF • Thursday December 15, 2011


Eggnog Yule Log • Wednesday December 18, 2013


Faux French Buttercream · GF • Sunday June 10, 2012


Fauxreos · GF • Sunday August 14, 2011


Favorite Berry Ice Cream · GF • Sunday June 26, 2011


Feast: Garlic Mashed Potatoes · GF • Friday November 26, 2010


Feast: Pistachio'd Brussels Sprouts · GF • Friday November 26, 2010


Feast: Sweet Potato "casserole" · GF • Friday November 26, 2010


Feast: Swiss Chard w/ Kolhrabi · GF • Friday November 26, 2010


Feast: Turkey & Gravy · GF • Friday November 26, 2010


Feuilletine · GF • Monday May 14, 2012


Fig Newtons • Saturday January 7, 2012


Four Cheese Cheesecake · GF • Monday April 25, 2011


Freeze Dried Fruit Soda · GF • Monday August 8, 2011


French Berry Ice Cream · GF • Tuesday August 23, 2011


Fruit Roll-Ups · GF • Thursday March 29, 2012


Fruit Soda (from fresh fruit) · GF • Monday August 8, 2011


Fruit Tart • Friday September 17, 2010


Fudge Stripe Cookies • Thursday November 10, 2011


Ganache · GF • Thursday September 2, 2010


German Buttercream · GF • Sunday October 9, 2011


Gluten Free Chocolate Cake • Tuesday August 31, 2010


Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies • Friday December 24, 2010


Gluten Free Honey Grahams · GF • Tuesday October 12, 2010


Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies • Friday December 24, 2010


Gluten Free Spiced "Pumpkin" Loaves • Friday December 3, 2010


Homemade Nutella · GF • Saturday January 29, 2011


Honey Poached Beets · GF • Monday October 18, 2010


Hot Chocolate · GF • Thursday December 5, 2013


Hot Cocoa Mix· GF • Saturday December 10, 2011


Lemon Curd · GF • Thursday May 30, 2013


Lemongrass Poached Rhubarb • Friday June 10, 2011


Lucky Charms · GF • Monday January 16, 2012


Macarons (nut free) · GF • Wednesday June 22, 2011


Macarons · GF • Wednesday January 19, 2011


Maple Panna Cotta · GF • Friday November 26, 2010


Matcha Passion Fruit Bars • Wednesday February 2, 2011


Meringue Mushrooms · GF • Monday December 16, 2013


Meyer Lemon & Beet Buttercream · GF • Tuesday June 21, 2011


Milanos · GF • Monday December 19, 2011


Milk and Honey Brioche • Sunday November 28, 2010


Mini Egg Chocolate Cookies • Sunday April 13, 2014


Mint Julep Panna Cotta · GF • Friday May 6, 2011


Molasses Ginger · GF • Friday December 24, 2010


Mont Blanc • Monday February 28, 2011


Nouveau-German Chocolate Cake · GF • Thursday March 15, 2012


Nutter Butters · GF • Monday September 12, 2011


OCP • Monday September 3, 2012


Oyakodon · GF • Sunday November 25, 2012


Panna Cotta with Pomegranate· GF • Monday December 20, 2010


Pastry Cream · GF • Monday November 5, 2012


Pâte à choux • Saturday June 11, 2011


Pawpaw Ice Cream · GF • Wednesday September 7, 2011


PB&J • Thursday September 2, 2010


Peanut Butter "Nutella" · GF • Wednesday July 20, 2011


Peanut Butter Pots de Crème · GF • Thursday November 10, 2011


Pear Layer Cake · GF • Monday December 27, 2010


Poached Pears & Brûléed Bananas · GF • Thursday March 10, 2011


Pop-Tart Fillings · GF • Tuesday January 25, 2011


Pop-Tarts · GF • Tuesday January 25, 2011


Port & Honey Poached Fruit · GF • Monday April 25, 2011


Port Brownies · GF • Friday October 1, 2010


Pumpkin Cranberry Parfait · GF • Sunday November 10, 2013


Pumpkin Seed Glass · GF • Friday November 19, 2010


Pumpkin Spice Cookies • Monday October 18, 2010


Quick Scones • Wednesday March 23, 2011


Rainbow Sprinkles 2.0 · GF • Tuesday May 31, 2011


Rainbow Sprinkles · GF • Tuesday January 25, 2011


Raspberry Truffle Dust • Thursday May 12, 2011


Red Wine Suicide· GF • Thursday November 10, 2011


Red Wine Velvet • Sunday October 16, 2011


Reese's Cups · GF • Friday September 16, 2011


Roasted Tomato Sauce · GF • Wednesday April 27, 2011


ROOT Beer Ice Cream Float · GF • Wednesday July 6, 2011


Sage Cornbread · GF • Sunday November 21, 2010


Salted Caramel Brown Butter Hazelnut Brownie Chunk Nutella Swirl Ice Cream · GF • Monday July 11, 2011


Sassafras Anglaise · GF • Thursday March 10, 2011


Sausage, Sage & Pecan Stuffing · GF • Monday November 18, 2013


ShortBREAD cookies • Tuesday October 18, 2011


Soft Batch: Better Batch • Monday October 10, 2011


Soft Batch: Mock Batch • Monday October 10, 2011


Sour Patch Rinds· GF • Tuesday August 21, 2012


Spiced "Pumpkin" loaves • Friday December 3, 2010


Spiced Pumpkin Seed Brownies · GF • Monday November 19, 2012


Sticky Chocolate Wafers · GF • Tuesday August 30, 2011


Strawberry Chantilly · GF • Wednesday May 9, 2012


Strawberry Granola · GF • Monday June 18, 2012


Strawberry Reduction · GF • Saturday June 18, 2011


Strawberry White Chocolate Ganache · GF • Thursday June 30, 2011


Sweet Potato Doughnuts • Monday November 8, 2010


Swiss Buttercream · GF • Tuesday August 31, 2010


Swiss Meringue · GF • Saturday August 28, 2010


Toasted Nut Meringues · GF • Sunday November 10, 2013


Toasty White Drinking Chocolate · GF • Monday February 17, 2014


Vanilla Bean Ice Cream + Variations · GF • Sunday June 5, 2011


Vanilla Bean Marshmallows · GF • Tuesday October 12, 2010


Vanilla Bean Pot De Crème • Thursday May 12, 2011


White Chocolate Gianduja · GF • Sunday April 15, 2012


White Chocolate Tart Dough • Friday July 29, 2011


Whole Wheat Carrot Cake • Monday April 30, 2012