About Alana Al-Hatlani

Alana Al-Hatlani

Alana Al-Hatlani is a baker by morning and food writer by night. Her writing has appeared in Saveur, Eater, the Seattle Times, the Seattle Weekly, and the Independent. She is a cake stand collector, a very competitive bowler, and Great British Bake-Off zealot. She started baking as soon as she could reach the counter on a step stool and hasn’t left the kitchen since.

Alana holds a BA in journalism from New York University and a pastry degree from the Seattle Culinary Academy. She lives in Seattle, where she can be found baking flaky biscuits and towering layer cakes as a pastry chef. @alanaalhatlani

An Irish coffee mug filled with butterscotch beer with foam on top and a drizzle of butterscotch sauce.

Butterscotch Beer

If a trip to Hogsmeade isn’t in your future, you can whip up a sweet little batch of Butterscotch Beer to tide you over. It’s magical.

2 pieces of panko coated fish with chips and a slice of lemon, laying of a sheet of newspaper

Baked Fish and Chips

An incredibly easy recipe–because it was written with kids in mind–that delivers superb results, no matter what your kitchen skills are. Abracadabra!