Apt. 2B Baking Co.

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Sweets and Baking
Blogs that focus on cakes, pies, cupcakes, and
other sweet baked things, plus savory breads
and no-bake sweets. 
Every other Friday.

The Blog: Apt. 2B Baking Co.

The URL: apt2bbakingco.blogspot.com

Who Writes It: Yossy Arefi, a Seattle native who currently lives in Brooklyn. Yossy has a background as a professional baker in restaurant kitchens, but she now works primarily as a food photographer.

Why I Like It: There was a long period, say the 1950s to the early 1990s, when, if you wanted to graduate from your Brownie or your Instamatic to a real SLR camera but could not afford a Nikon, you got, for about a ninety bucks, a Pentax SLR. Lots of people had them, and some photographers swore by their quality. Remarkably, the photos in Yossy Arefi’s splendid blog are all shot on film with her collection of Pentax SLRs. They are beautiful food photos, where the rough warmth of film is a welcome relief from what we’ve all gotten used to—the cold, glassy sharpness of digital images. The baked things Yossy creates, cooks, and shoots also have a rough-hewn, Brooklyn-rustic look. The squares are not square and the circles are not round, but the food looks terrific all the same. The recipes range from rural American to urbane Parisian, and many of them—think pear tartlets—occupy a culinary space that could be either American or French.

Three Recipes Worth Cooking:

Fresh Currant and Oat Scones: Yossy used to make scones by the hundreds as part of her job. You can trust her on these. 

Plum and Apple Turnovers with Thyme: It’s the end of August now, when the plums of summer yield to the apples of fall. Here’s a recipe to mark the transition.

Rugelach with Cranberries, Pecans, and Apple Butter: They go down so easy; why not have a dozen or two, just for a snack?

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