It’s been awhile since I’ve posted an “ASK Blaise the Baker” update, so I decided today would be a good day for that. I get questions all the time – several times a day, and I try my best to answer them all to the best of my ability. I enjoy them, and love sharing some of the most “popular” ones here with you…
Q: How long do you recommend keeping your Snickerdoodle cookie dough in the refrigerator?
(Recipe here – https://blaisethebaker.com/2014/10/05/chew-this-snickerdoodles/)
A: I always keep my dough no longer that about 3-4 days. After I bake them – I store them in an airtight container for up to a week.
Q: Do you prefer chocolate chips or chocolate chunks? Why?
A: It actually depends on what I need them for. Chocolate chunks for my chocolate chunk cookies, chocolate chips for my brownies. When making ganache or frosting, etc. it really doesn’t matter because both will melt about the same.
Q: Do you always preheat your oven before baking?
A: No. But you really really should. I need to work on that… When developing recipes – always! When baking on my own and I’m in a rush – no – but like I said – I’m working on it.
Q: Do you have any recipes for salads? Something quick – fresh?
A: Yes! Just recently, in my “Chew This” column. “Judi’s Red Cabbage Salad” can be found here – (https://blaisethebaker.com/2015/05/03/chew-this-judis-red-cabbage-salad/) and it’s very flavorful, fresh and delicious!
Q: Are you taking baked goods orders? I would like to buy some things if available.
A: Unfortunately, no – not at the moment. About a year ago I experimented with a “pop up shop” that went pretty well, but when I made the decision to focus on my cookbook, my “pop up shop” took a backseat. In the future I have plans on opening it back up – so stay tuned here for more details later.
Q: Can I use coconut flour (almond flour, rice flour, etc.) in place of white all-purpose flour?
A: Honestly, I don’t have that much experience with different types of flour. I’m currently experimenting but I haven’t really been that impressed. For more information on this I would Google Alice Medrich’s new book.
Q: Do you have a magazine?
A: Seriously? No. I wish. I HAVE been featured in one though. Here – (https://blaisethebaker.com/2014/09/01/district-magazine/)
Q: What do you cook on? Bake in?
A: I’m assuming you mean what type of stove – oven I use!? I use a gas range and an electric oven – those are my two favorites if I had to pick.
Q: Where can I contact you?
A: Twitter, FB and Instagram under “blaisethebaker” or firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Is it true that you were going to school to be a meteorologist!? You would have made a great weatherman!
A: Yes. After high school, my attention was focused on meteorology schools. I switched my majors to English / Journalism at the last minute thinking I would enjoy that more. I’m glad I picked the path I did – but the weather (especially clouds) still fascinates me.
Q: Do you have your own cookbook?
A: Not yet, but I’m working on it.
Have a question for me? Email me at email@example.com and watch here for more answers.
Thanks for asking!