Guinness Cupcakes with Toasted Beer Marshmallow Meringue
Hello, hello! It's Monday so I think we should have a cupcake (maybe two) - or at least plan to enjoy one of these tomorrow on St. Patrick's Day. I love a chocolaty bite after Irish stew, and these are rich indeed! They are heavily infused with malty flavor thanks to a dose of Guinness Draught. I
Mast Brothers Chocolate Chip Cookies
The ubiquitous chocolate chip cookie may seem less than poetic to write about, but after eating one of these, I'm ready to pen a stanza or two. The "chips" in these cookies are hand-chopped from dark chocolate bars. When added to the batter, all of those assorted shards, chips and chunks create
They say necessity is the mother of invention, but in this case it was impatience and laziness. I wanted cheesecake but didn't want to wait an hour for it to bake in a water bath. And I certainly didn't want to wait another 2 hours for it to chill. There were a few no-bake options that I'd ...
Rainbow Spiral Cookies
Hello March! No other month mixes me up like this one does. The roller-coaster temperature fluctuations guarantee I'll be inappropriately dressed wherever I go, and my circadian rhythm gets totally out of sync ( thanks Daylight Savings Time). But there are reasons to revel in this time of year. The
Salted Greek Honey Nut Pie
Last week an ice storm hit our little corner of the world with great force. We lost our electricity and much of our heat source, and without a safe way to leave the house, well - we were cold . I spent most of last week being mad at myself because the cold made me feel tired and cranky and kind of
Raspberry Rose Water Layer Cake
I'm having a raspberry moment. A little over a week ago I posted the most chocolaty-raspberried cake , ever. We ate every last smidgen, but that still didn't cure my craving. I decided to make a second and completely different kind of raspberry cake. These fluffy yellow cake layers are marbled
Raspberry-Covered Devil's Food Cake
I'd like to introduce you to my favorite Devil's Food Cake recipe - or perhaps you've already met. You may recognize it from my cookbook (in a different kind of heart shape) or from this recent post on Food52. It's soft yet substantial and deeply chocolate with a velvety texture. The recipe yields
Applewood Bacon Shortbread Cookies
Many months ago I purchased a sampler set of flavored salts on an impulse. The names and colors drew me in: Murray River Pink, Bolivia Sunset, and Red Alaea . Since then I've sampled all twelve salts in the set, and my favorite - the supply that is quickly dwindling - is the flavorful brown-black
Harlequin Truffle Roulade
If you've been reading this blog for very long, then you know I love a cake roll . I found this recipe in a secondhand baking textbook, and was instantly smitten. The alternating chocolate ganache and vanilla buttercream interior was so striking on the page, I had to try my hand at the technique.
Baked Buttermilk Doughnuts
January is a funny time, because just as you're getting a fresh start and looking at things anew, the world outside looks grey and dismal. Something about that doesn't exactly match up. Although there are days when I prefer a sky that looks like wet cement (accompanied by snowflakes, hot tea and ...