Forays into tart baking with Portugal’s pastéis de nata

My brother and I spent three days in August exploring Lisbon’s cobblestoned streets and winding alleys, stopping to gape at entire buildings tiled in blue and white designs, and eventually taking a tram 30 minutes outside the city to the coastal suburb of Belém. TILES EVERYWHERE. Impossibly detailed and intricate stonework at Jerónimos Monastery. 16th… Continue reading Forays into tart baking with Portugal’s pastéis de nata

Why Eat Hot Cross Buns at Easter? (Also: I baked bread and so can you)

Happy Easter! Can you say that a day later? Perhaps more accurately: Happy Easter Monday! Or more obscurely: Happy Second Day in the Octave of Easter! This post is one part recipe and one part history. If you're looking for the history, scroll on down to the bolded sections. When I started brainstorming blog posts… Continue reading Why Eat Hot Cross Buns at Easter? (Also: I baked bread and so can you)