These tasty cassava flour, gluten-free, chocolate muffins are good, but need more work

Normally I mix up a concoction of almond, coconut, tapioca, and/or arrowroot/cassava flours for gluten-free baking but it’s kind of annoying, and almond flour is sooo 2019. I tried only cassava flour for this small-batch test of 6 smallish muffins. Pretty good result. Feels a little dryer than I’d prefer, and could be a little sweeter. I forgot to set a timer. I’ll try more sugar, another egg yolk, maybe more butter, and I’ll remember to set the timer.

Bagels! Plain and Cinnamon Raisin

 

My 3rd time making bagels. After slightly tweaking some salt/sugar/yeast ratios, I think I’ve got a cinnamon raisin bagel I’m content with. I started with Joshua Weissman’s plain bagel recipe, then adapted techniques, tips, and recipes I’ve read along with a bunch of Youtube bagel videos. Pictured here is the latest pile of bagels, shaped in the hole-poke and twisty-rope methods (not official terms).