I have started and abandoned many blogs over the years, all of them involving food to one degree or another. I was inspired by the book Julie & Julia, however, and the many other foodies who are blogging their way through various cookbooks and I decided that a project like this might get me to actually stick with blogging.
I love baking and Martha Stewart has always been something of a kindred spirit for me. I love her attention to detail, her persistent desire to get things as right as they can be, and how she revels in the process of creating good food. I also appreciate her unabashed insistence that home bakers can produce elegant, gourmet food if they are willing to follow instruction, rely on a good recipe, and use proven techniques.
Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook is one of my favorite baking books and I find each recipe challenging in its own way. Photographing and writing about baking these recipes adds another two interests of mine and I am truly enjoying the entire process of this endeavor.
If you have experiences with any of these recipes, please share them in the comments. If you have suggestions, I’m always open to them. My goal with this is to become a better baker, photographer, and writer so by all means, let me know what you think.
Thanks for reading!