Pressed Chef

worthwhile food experiments



Whoopie Pies

I found this recipe in Butter last year, but in the cookbook it's called the "homemade you know what". I took a cursory glance over the recipe and assumed that I did know what: homemade oreos. Clearly I was wrong.... Continue Reading →


Wookiee Cookies, aka the World’s Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

My family takes May the fourth seriously; it is a holiday to us just like Thanksgiving or Christmas or a birthday. Star Wars is important to us, and, as people do, we celebrate with food. On the menu this year?... Continue Reading →

Buche de Noel

Happy Holidays everyone! As you've probably guessed from some of my prior posts, the madre and I love Flour bakery and the Flour cookbooks! We especially love the celebration recipes, like the traditionally French buche de noel, or yule log,... Continue Reading →

French Pumpkin Cookies

I think that there's nothing so central to a Thanksgiving dinner as really great dessert. Normally, that's pies and crumbles and tarts, but this year, everyone who came over brought some kind of pie. Despite this, I'm a dessert person... Continue Reading →

The Super Chocolate Cake

For my Choco-holic roommate and best friend Leonie's twenty-first birthday last year, I decided to go over the top and make a seven layer chocolate cake for her.   I layered the Butter bakery chocolate cake, then a layer of... Continue Reading →

Ultimate Candy Cookie Brownies

After Halloween I had a ton of candy leftover, and no idea what to do with it. Then I found some Joejoes that I had left in the back of a drawer for two weeks. And then I got to... Continue Reading →

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 →

OG Madeleines

I apologize in advance that I only have one picture of these... I wasn't expecting to write a post about them but they were delicious so I'm going to share them with the world. Last year my grandmother gave me... Continue Reading →

Iron Cookies

The name of these cookies sounds a little like they should be a superhero or an '80s rock band, but they are in fact actually just what they purport to be. I have been struggling with my energy levels for... Continue Reading →

Create a free website or blog at

Up ↑