Would you like to learn about me? Hello, and welcome! My name is Irina; I am the mother of two wonderful sons, the wife of a loving husband, and a part-time working professional.
BLAC – the abbreviation of Baking Like a Chef – is the place where I share recipes of delicious desserts to make at home.
When it all began
I have been baking since I was 9 years old when I was collecting recipes from my mom’s old magazines and baking early in the morning on weekends.
Sometimes, when my baking was not turning out the way I wanted, I threw it away and started all over. I was persistent…
Over the years, my baking skills have improved. The hobby of my childhood has become a passion and an essential part of my life.
There is a beautiful quote: “Do more of what makes you happy,” and baking does the job for me.
What to find on Baking Like a Chef
All my passion is about desserts. Here, on my blog, I share recipes adapted or inspired by the world’s most known chefs, twists on classic desserts, and my own creations.
The homepage has a list of current top recipes, and the sidebar has a collection of the reader’s favorite recipes.
All of my recipes can be easily found by category in the recipe index or by using the top menu or sidebar search bar.
All the recipes contain step by step photographed explanations to ensure you can succeed in your home kitchen.
Each recipe card can be modified to serving size to reduce or increase the amounts of the ingredients.
If you ever need to adjust different baking pans to make your favorite desserts to bake, you will find this Cake Pan Converter useful. Pin it for later, and enjoy the best baking tool ever!
Recipes on the blog
All the recipes on the blog are primarily developed using gram measurements for the high precision and then converted to the US volume and weight measurements.
Measuring ingredients with a digital scale provides more accurate results in baking.
For example, converting flour from grams to cups might vary since it depends on room temperature, quality of flour, etc.
It would be best if you had a digital kitchen scale, which is more precise baking.
I also convert most of the recipes to the American system. So, if you are used to measuring ingredients with measuring cups and spoons, enjoy the recipes in your favorite way.
Interesting facts about me
- I learned to play the piano for seven years and graduated from a musical school as an “A” student. Unfortunately, I played the piano a few times since then.
- I hold a Ph.D. in science.
- I speak English, French, and Russian. I also studied Portuguese for eight months in the past. Moreover, I worked in a company with Italian speaking colleagues for three years, and I now understand spoken Italian at some point.
- I cannot ride a bike, although I drive a car.
- I am a fashion lady with a great sense of style.
- I am looking forward to visiting pastry shops in Paris and attending masterclasses by French chefs to learn from the best :).
That is a bit about me. And what is about you? Do you like to bake? Let us together start the journey through the delicious world of pastries and discover new tastes and flavors.
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