My name is Lily and baking has been a hobby of mine since childhood. I almost went to school to become a pastry chef but got cold feet when it came time to sign the student loan contract. I didn´t think I had the patience for the precision that baking requires nor for the repetition of baking the same things over and over.
Nowadays, I bake as often as I can in between juggling work, school, my husband, and six year old. My family are my taste testers. I enjoy the process of baking, but not much beats the satisfaction of pulling a perfect batch of cookies out of the oven or admiring a batch of beautifully frosted cupcakes.
I am a sucker for all things pumpkin and eggnog. Each Fall it is like the marketing team at Starbucks peered into my soul and tailored their menu accordingly. I salivate whenever I find canned pumpkin here in Iceland and then I go home and maniacally bake way too many pumpkin pies. Also, if I can add vanilla bean to something, I will.
This blog is intended as a record of my experiments, mishaps, and adventures in baking.