Pleasuretown: Chocolate Filled Cookies
What's better than cookies? Cookies filled with chocolate. Recipe here .
Chocolate Babka is the Best Thing Ever
RECIPE HERE! The best thing ever? Cake that masquerades as "breakfast bread". And my new favorite? Babka. Chocolate babka, to be specific. Chocolate babka first entered my consciousness when it was the subject of a Seinfeld episode. It wasn't until a couple years later, when I lived in New York ...
Breakfast is Served: Panettone French Toast
There are some people who make the most ridiculous claim. This is it: "I forget to eat breakfast". I, personally, have never in my life forgotten to eat breakfast. There have been maybe a handful of times when I didn't eat breakfast for various reasons, but never because I forgot . I love ...
Best-Ever: Peanut Butter Filled Cookies
We love to stuff. We stuff our stockings. We stuff our bras (or at least we did when we were 13). Why not stuff our cookies? These cookies--and yes, it brings me a shiver of joy to say it--are stuffed with peanut butter. Delicious, creamy, dreamy, peanut butter. This means that when you grab one of
Cornmeal Pecan Cookies Recipe
It's been proven time and time again in my life: cornmeal in cookies is a Very Good Idea . By "time and time again" I mean every time I go to a bakery that has cornmeal-containing cookies. Momofuku Milk Bar and Amy's Bread in NYC are two places I can suggest reliably fantastic cornmeal cookies.
How to Draw Doughnuts
Want to know how to draw doughnuts? Look no further than this easy tutorial. It's one of many adorable pastry-drawing tutorials which can be seen in more detail in this post .
CakeSpy's Recent Craftsy Posts
How to make Marshmallow fluff from Marshmallows . A winning tutorial! How to mix green paint . It's really quite adorable. Learn my secrets: how to draw adorable pastries! Tips on proper storage for the baking ingredients in your pantry . Bookmark this one for reference! Cocktail weenies . Let me
My Parents as Pastries
This year, I made my parents a very special early Christmas present: a portrait of them as pastries, in front of their house (yep, the one I grew up in) in New Jersey! My mom is depicted as a sweet little cupcake with a sewing project, a fancy little handbag, and a box of chocolates from Jean ...
How to Make Ganache with Cocoa Powder
News flash: you can make ganache with cocoa powder. I'll level with you: sometimes I am lazy. Like, when I want to whip up some ganache right this instant and I already have cream warming and I realize that I don't have any baking chocolate. This is not the moment that I really feel like up and ...
Olive You: Lemon Pistachio Tuiles With Olive Oil
These might just be the most dignified cookies I've ever made: lemon pistachio tuiles with olive oil. Before the cookies, though, let me explain a bit about my experience baking with olive oil. I made these cookies for what is quickly becoming one of my favorite companies to work for: Colavita .