Pressed Chef

worthwhile food experiments


October 2016

Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookie

A few months ago, buzzfeed did a piece on making the perfect chocolate chip cookie. The baker came up with the following solution: there are actually FOUR perfect cookies, depending on your preferences. Chewy and caramel-y, Crispy, Soft and bakery... Continue Reading →


Flour Bakery’s Boston Cream Pie

Everyone in my family has a specific kind of birthday cake. When I was growing up, it was homemade carrot cake at my Dad's house and raspberry-lemon cake from a local bakery at Mom's. Things got a little awkward last... Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Maple Molasses Walnut Bread

Long name? Yes. Delicious? Yes. Guess we're all good then. I knew I wanted to use up my leftover pumpkin from the pies and scones that I made earlier this month, but I wasn't sure exactly what to do with it. Brownies?... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Mini Pies x 3

I was going to call these individual sized pies, but in fact everyone that encountered them ate more than one, so I'm going with mini instead. 🙂 I went to a Thanksgiving dinner with my former coworkers earlier this week, and... Continue Reading →

Perfect Pumpkin Scones

I've been looking for a recipe for perfect scones for a while now. When I lived in Montreal, I loved going to the Cardinal Tea Room for their perfect blueberry scones: crisp and buttery--almost deep fried--on the outside, and flaky and... Continue Reading →

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