Croissants | The Fauxmartha

I started writing a meaningful post about hard work vs. instant gratification. But let’s cut to the chase. Croissants are hard work. About as much work as writing this recipe. Which has taken me days and left me wordless. Instant gratification sounds awfully nice at the moment.
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Egg-citing News! | The Fauxmartha

I’ve been keeping a secret for many weeks too long. We’re hatching a little egg this September! We’re as clueless as ever but so excited for the new adventure. I’m 13 weeks and feeling great minus my pants being too tight to button, although still waiting for that bump. I’m craving all things breakfast and bananas which may explain the last couple months of posts.  Read more

I learned this little gem after reading my King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking book from cover to cover in college and use it all the time (as seen in my waffle and pancake recipe). Add two tablespoons of fresh squeezed orange juice when baking with wheat flour. It helps to neutralize the acidic taste wheat can often give off. And more often than not, recipes with wheat flour can afford a little extra liquid.

Whole Wheat Pancakes | The Fauxmartha

The breakfast palooza continues. Or maybe it’s come to its rightful end? I think we have enough weekend breakfast recipes to last us a good month. There’s no denying it. I truly love breakfast. But I’m particular. I like my waffles crispy. My crepes with golden webbing. My french toast with thick crusty bread. And my pancakes thin, light, and far from cakey. My mom says I’ve always been this way. Read more

For the perfect slice of cake, use a long, serrated knife (not a steak knife) and slowly cut straight down, skipping the urge to saw. This works even better on a chilled cake as the icing is firmer and will not drag down the side of the cake as you cut.

The Fauxmartha | French Toast

For years, I’ve walked around with soggy french toast syndrome (SFTS). I thought it was me. I’m sure a good part of it was. But after I had my mother-in-law’s challah french toast and that italian style french toast from the cafe down the street, the light bulb went off.  Read more

The other day, I boiled a pot of brown eggs to make egg salad. They were by far the easiest eggs to peel. So I hopped over to Twitter to see if others had experienced this phenomenon. I quickly learned, it’s the age of the egg that determines the peel-ability, not the color. The older the egg, the easier it is to peel.