Baked By The Other Melissa: Mille-Feuilles, Fruit Tart, Palmiers & More!

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In which, I showcase my culinary triumphs and failures while I hone my skills as a baker/cook/pâtissière.

I spent about two days straight in the kitchen last week coming up with an assortment of French pastries for when I had my friends Kristin, Andrew and others over for a night of pizza and video games. “Video games and french pastries go together?” you might ask. Well, duh. French pastries go with everything! Continue reading

Toy Chest: Skeletor Hikari Sofubi

photo 1 (13)One of my favorite things I purchased from NYCC this past year was this Skeletor hikari sofubi figure from Funko. I’ve been eyeing the various sofubi figures that Funko’s been releasing for some time (including buying that silver and blue Batman one) and have held off for the most part until I saw the Skeletor one. Eeeeek! Continue reading

Baked By The Other Melissa: Cinnamon Rolls and Candy Hearts

sandhiracinnamon roll13859833365480In which, I showcase my culinary triumphs and failures while I hone my skills as a baker/cook/pâtissière.

The other day, I attempted my very first experiment with yeast: Cinnamon rolls. I followed a very simple recipe that I found online somewhere (in actuality, I combined a few since some were not that clear) and they came out pretty darn good! Continue reading