Hello!… Welcome to my new blog and website, Encharted Cook, where I share my passion for creating my own recipes with special cooking and baking charts.
My idea for this site began many years ago, when I started tweeking existing recipes to personalize them to my own taste. You know, add a pinch more of this... substitute that for something else. I then moved on to wanting to make something completely my own creation. There was just one problem.
I needed a reference library of cooking information. Oh...I have lots of cookbooks. LOTS. ...and I have a good memory of other recipes. But what I needed was a convenient way to compare and contrast... ingredients, techniques, proportions, economies, and so on.
A good example is there are many washes for baked goods. Shiney washes... duller washes... various shades of brown washes. So many choices... and which ingredients do what? So, I started comparing washes and I charted the outcome. Ooooh... now I had a tool to help me choose what ingredients to use and this was the beginning of Encharted Cook!
For me charts and grids are a fantastic way to organize and understand information. The creation of a chart makes me think about ingredients and proportions. My hope is that my special charts will help other cooks with their inspired creations. My plan is to provide a recipe and offer a specific chart that complements that recipe. In short, Encharted Cook will be a place where you can find great recipes and cooking and baking charts to help you create your own recipes. So, here we go!
Today's Recipe is: Apple and Berry Rustic Tart
Today's Chart is: Washes for Baked Goods Chart