Sweet Taste, Sweet Bake: The Afterlife of the Award Winning Chestnut Cupcake – A Dairy-free Alternative

Why do I love chestnut flour so much? It is a naturally gluten-free flour that is perfect for all types of baking. It is a great alternative to wheat based flour in any recipe. The dried chestnuts milled into a light brown powder have distinctive aroma and pleasing sweet taste and lift cakes into being something extraordinary, differing […]

Sweet Victory: Being the baker of the Free From Cupcake of the Year – National Cupcake Championship

Richly flavored, starchy, favoured cool season nuts of the northern hemisphere….Native to hilly forest of Europe…Botanically they belong to the beech or Fagaceae family of the genus: Castenea Sativa, simply: chestnuts. They have a remarkable history to narrate and have a long-standing popularity in my extended family. “Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.” Mahatma Gandhi   […]

From the Autumn Forest Floor: Chestnut Biscuits

“O chestnut-tree, great-rooted blossomer, Are you the leaf, the blossom or the bole?” William Butler Yeats The aroma of roasting chestnuts is an iconic symbol of the late autumn and the early winter season. For some families, certain celebrations, like Christmas dinner, are never complete without chestnuts roasting in the oven, served as the very […]

Making my Grandmothers Proud : Baking Bread Effortlessly

There are days, when my household just runs out of bread…for all different reason, usually just as life happens. In those times, when I did not plan, I did not researched or did not source in advance, I have to simply allow the flow to drive my baking hands, to take over my baking mind, and […]