I’m doing a guest post today for my friend Anuradha and her blog Baker Street. We’ve become acquainted on Twitter and I was delighted when she asked me to do something for her blog. I love seeing her work through her baking adventures and I was most impressed with the wealth of information she put together recently on muffins!
An is from India (that’s her in the middle with Mdivani Monroe from LadiesWhoLunch and his partner Kieth) so you can imagine, we share cultural and generational differences but the one thing we have in common is that we both love to bake and have friends over to enjoy our efforts with us. As I’ve said in the post on her site, I was especially honored that she would invite someone with known high altitude issues (and no, not because I’m 6′ tall!) to do a guest post on her baking blog. That would be called a gamble!
Baking is therapy for An; a release from a very stressful job. She has never enrolled in a class or taken a course but loves exploring and playing with new flavors. The knowledge she shares has all come about through books, blogs and tv shows. While her blog currently focuses a lot on desserts she hopes to eventually balance it with savory baked goods.
I’ve always loved pineapple upside down cake so find myself being drawn to other cakes made in the same manner. I love the combination of fruit with brown sugar and butter that results in a sticky sweet topping, so when I saw a recipe in a recent issue of Bon Appetit for an Blackberry Buttermilk Cake that was made in an upside down fashion, I was sold. Now please, go visit An’s site and get to know her too!