Jenni Field

A former special education teacher turned working pastry chef, Jenni is now forging a third career by marrying her teaching and pastry backgrounds. Part of that is her blog, Online Pastry Chef, which mostly focuses on methods and techniques that will make your life in the kitchen easier.

Whether focusing on an ingredient and its functions in baking, or giving ideas for ways to use apples, her intent is that it be both educational and entertaining in equal parts.

Jenni thinks that too many people are intimidated by baking, and that keeps them out of the kitchen. This is a sad thing, because Great Stuff can happen in the kitchen. She hopes that, armed with some kitchen science and an understanding of mixing methods, you will be excited to get into the kitchen and make some Great Stuff!

Jenni is the reigning queen of Gratuitous Capitalization.


  1. Posted February 12, 2012 at 1:36 am | Permalink

    Jenni, you are so right I was very intimidated by baking, and that is what has kept me out of the kitchen. The same goes for my partner. Lately I’ve been testing my hand at baking from scratch even if it’s just cookies. My partner is a “out of the box” or “from a tube” baker, but since I’ve been trying….she’s been trying too. we both try to find baking recipes and we both surprise each other or we will try and bake something together. Cooking food I think I’ve done well and always looking for recipes but baking…I have to read it, think about, figure it out in my head and then maybe in 6months I decide to make it…I think its my fear that makes me wait so long….LOL…I’M OKAY! I’m trying! No one in my family bakes sweets very well, ok so they can’t bake for sh*t! Now I’m the one everyone says “Omg Yolanda did you make these cookies/cake… they need to try my BROWNIES!!! which I got from “How To Cook Like You Grandmother. They’re AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Posted February 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

      Yolanda, I cannot tell you how happy this comment makes me!! Drew and I are both really passionate about the “you can do this” of baking, so it is great to see that you and your partner are all Damn the torpedoes; full steam ahead! Yay–and Happy Valentine’s Day to you both! Keep baking and experimenting and spreading the word that it doesn’t have to be intimidating! 🙂

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