Abby Stolfo|The Urban Domestic
A life in food under the banner of faith. SF-based food stylist at, writer, pastry maker.

Watermelon Cake with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and Berries

in partnership with Shun Cutlery
My Recipes
Baking in the name of research and testing recipes for cinnamon rolls for a shoot next week. I think this one's the winner.
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Fudge Sandwich Cookies
Todays the DAAAAY!! 12 days. 12 cookies. Kicking it off right with some major overindulgence. If you're already subscribed you got an accidental sneak peek yesterday thanks to my mad (lack of) tech skills. We're back on track though. Sometimes the best things come out of the inventive use of leftovers. In this case, peanut butter fudge making itself all kinds of useful between two super-soft, sea-salted peanut butter cookies. This recipe is up on the blog today in a touchy-feely post on what inspired the upcoming food styling webinar. It has much to do with getting back to the heart of what you set out to do and with recurring dreams. Both the awake and the asleep kind.
Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
12 DAYS OF COOKIES // Caramel Stuffed Sea Salt Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies It's DAY 8! Just in case you thought this series was going to go quietly into the night...these. Super soft, caramel-y, sea salty chocolate chip cookies. My old pastry chef would gift a batch of these (sans caramel) to the concierge at each of the finest, fanciest hotels in San Francisco around the holidays #cookiepoints. They're that yummy.
Spiced Kabocha Squash And Olive Oil Cake With Olive Oil Glaze And Toasted…
The fastest way to make friends with those around you in a concert line is to pull an entire loaf of gf kabocha squash and olive oil cake out of your snack pack. I think this falls in to the top ten most delicious things I've ever made.
Caramelized Apple Danish With Apple Brandy Soaked Cranberries And Olive Oil…
If my dream of owning a bakery someday ever comes true, this will be the first thing on the menu. Caramelized apples, cream cheese, Calvados-soaked cranberries and sweet cardamom dough with olive oil glaze.
Brown Butter Cupcake Brownies
A super straightforward guide to gluten-free baking on the blog today. I love all things kitchen but was a pastry cook before food styling so baking is kinda my jam. Most of my recipes are ones found in my favorite cookbooks tweaked to fit a gf preference (like Brown Butter Cupcake Brownies from the @food52 Baking cookbook.) It's way easier than you think to swap out ingredients and make your own flour blends for cheap.
Tomato Soup With Bacon
Because #bacon makes everything better. #savory #soup #foodstyling #feedfeed #f52grams #foodphotography #nomnom
Perfect Pie Crust
The gorgeous fruit of a LOT of labor. Happy #NationalPieDay. Time to get savory up in here for a bit now I think. #pie #baking #foodstyling #foodphotography #ilovemyjob #feedfeed #f52grams #letmeeatcake
The recipe for these cinnamon rolls was refined and refined and refined and tested and re-tested until I knew it was failsafe and foolproof for one of the craziest shoots of my budding food styling career back in January. They’d be perfect for Christmas morning and I can all but guarantee they will turn out beautifully. Merry merry everyone. #cinnamonrolls