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2011 year in review

The stats helper monkeys from WordPress prepared a 2011 annual report for The Male Baker!

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Booya!!!

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Turtle Bars

In the middle of December my stomach growls for baked goods. This time of year always reminds me of the loads of treats that my mom bakes for Christmas. Some of my favorite treats include snail rolls, cheese buns, cinnamon buns with loads of icing, and candied bark. Every year at this time, my ticking stomach time bomb goes off and immediately wants to discretely tell my mom to get baking! This year, I decided to take action and try something new. These turtle bars will definitely be on the list of favorites for years to come.

I found this recipe on the Real Simple website (Real Simple)and it had some great reviews. However, some of the other recipes I was looking at didn’t have a peep of positiveness from its users. My favourite reviews are the ones where people say “I will NEVER make this one again!” They clearly were not living the dream when they were baking. Here on The Male Baker, I am always living the dream so believe me about the quality of baked good’s on here. Try em out! You may even surprise yourself. Continue reading


Heart Warming Apple Pie Muffins

Hey! I hope you are all having a nice and relaxing summer with as many barbecues and baked goods as possible. As you may have noticed over the last few months, I have had a hard time sneaking in my love for baking a midst all the summer activities going on in Calgary and area. All the work that I have been doing has also really taken a bite out of the time that I normally have to just hang out in the kitchen and bake delicious treats for all your eyes to eat up! Hopefully as the fall season comes into play in the coming months, I will be able to concoct up some tantalizing recipes, recipes that you will have a hard time resisting when the leaves start to hit the ol’ ground.  Continue reading


Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Skor Cookies

Wowzers, these cookies must be caught up in the galaxies because they are flying high on top of planet amazing. When I was looking for inspiration online for my next baking extravaganza, I dropped by a recipe that blew me away. Not only was there peanut butter, but there was chocolate too! The perfect combination. But instead of stopping there I had to invite a few of my own buddies to the cookie party including, none other than, Mr. Skor Bar! And boy did he make his presence known. Skor just adds a little crunch here and a little garnish there to complete this party in your mouth. So bake away and maybe your cookies will be out of this world too!

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Mom’s Olive Oil Orange Bundt Cake with Light Orange Glaze

The scent of vitamin C will fill the air in your home when you bake this Olive Oil Orange Bundt Cake. I think I got 200% of my daily vitamin C intake just from the fumes alone on this one! Aside from feeling a slight deficiency in certain vitamins in my diet, I had a semi-sweet-tooth calling yesterday when I woke up in the morning.  I also felt the sudden urge to bake a cake for my cousin who just had a baby girl and needed some baked goods to fill the void. And instead of trying to come up with a gift for a newborn, I concluded that a cake would suffice as my gift! When no other ideas are coming to mind for a baby gift and baking is all you got to offer than fly with it. No one will ever be upset about that! That is unless you burn your baked goods and everyone ends up having a really bad day. On the bright side, I have a new second-cousin named Lucy! Booya! Good work on this one Marty and Aleisha. Continue reading


The Baked Brownie

After a long summer work day outside, I decided that I needed to treat myself to some chocolate. What better way to do so than by concocting up some brownies that even Oprah gave props to on her website! The thing about these brownies is that you gotta watch them closely when they are about to be done. Like everything you bake, you should be in the kitchen and making sure that nothing gets burnt (remember my post about burning baked goods, #1 on the pet-peeve list!). So grab a book, get all comfy and don’t leave the kitchen until a toothpick comes out of these brownies with a few moist crumbs on it. I guarantee that you will feel much better about taking these over to a friends place to enjoy if they are baked for just the right amount of time. Much like I did a few nights ago to watch the Vancouver Canucks lose to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals! This loss also made the brownies taste much more delicious than usual! Continue reading