Doctor Baker*

*in the making, anyway. PhD student, avid baker, reader of all things.

Sweet Saturday: Peanut Butter-ies! (Peanut Butter Brownies, and they’re Lactose Free!)

Hi friends! This week I decided to get real experimental and mix up my good old fashioned fudgey brownie recipe by replacing most of the chocolate with chunky peanut butter. I'm addicted to the peanut butter & chocolate combination at... Continue Reading →


Thesis Thursday: Tools of the Trade (Part 1 of 3 – Time Management)

Time management and organization are the two skills that I found to be the most important when I did my undergraduate thesis, and the same is proving true for my postgraduate. Having some good tools really aids in developing these... Continue Reading →

Monday Musings: Night Study, a Book Review

I started reading Night Study at about 11pm on a work night because I had just finished Shadow Study, and oh my gosh that cliffhanger. I'm not entirely sure how late I stayed up reading Night Study, but I needed a lot... Continue Reading →

(Belated) Sweet Saturday: Surprise Inside Valentine’s Day Cake (Lactose Free)

This sweet Saturday is extra sweet - perfect for a belated Valentine's Day, or an anniversary, or just because! I've been wanting to try a surprise inside cake for a really long time, because a few of my favourite baking YouTubers... Continue Reading →

Thesis Thursday: Planning, Planning, Planning

"Oh god, how am I supposed to plan 3-4 years of my life?" That one thought was at least half of all my thoughts in the first week of my PhD, and it was a bit of a process, but... Continue Reading →

Monday Musings: Shadow Study, a Book Review

Dawn Study is out! And, embarrassed as I am to admit it, that was the point at which I realised there was a whole second series about Yelena and Valek. I read the original trilogy probably in 2013, back when the... Continue Reading →

Sweet Saturday: Fudge-y Brownies! (Lactose Free)

My first and only real concern when I found out I was lactose intolerant was "oh no... not chocolate". I do research for a sort-of-living though, so I investigated and discovered that really good, really dark chocolate is often lactose... Continue Reading →

Thesis Thursday: Back-to-School Shopping Tips

A PhD is pretty financially trying, so it's important to work out exactly what you need to buy, and what can wait. Sometimes what you need is clear - a computer, for instance. Other times, it's a little less opaque; maybe a... Continue Reading →

Monday Musings: When The Sky Fell Apart, a Book Review

As this is my first review on this blog, I'll just start by letting you that I'm aiming to keep them as spoiler free as possible. If there's a big twist ending, I won't tell you what it is; merely... Continue Reading →

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