Rainbow Meringue Truffle Cones
I've had my serious hat on for a couple of weeks now, mostly due to deadlines and commitments. I believe that's partly how these rainbow meringue cones came about. I just couldn't take one more day with a furrowed brow. And do you know that rainbow treats are the opposite of a furrowed brow? They
Gentlemen's Chocolate Whiskey Cake
According to The Chocolate Bible , a Gentlemen's Torte is a many-layered Sachertorte that is soaked with booze. Other books on the subject say that almost any cake could be called a Gentlemen's Torte if it is doused with enough whiskey. In fairness, I think this type of cake could also be called a
Black and White Wedding Cake
I'm not in the business of making wedding cakes, nor do I want to be, but I make exceptions for family and close friends. Clearly, there's a lot of pressure involved, and my hat goes off to anyone who chooses this as an occupation. Any cake that is served to a large group of people should always be
Breakfast in Bed with Homemade English Muffins (and Doughnut Muffins, too!)
Breakfast in bed is rarely served at my house, but that's something I'm trying to rectify. I know it's considered best if someone makes it for you, but I'm kind of a control freak when it comes to breakfast pastries and breads, so really, I don't mind doing the work. I decided to document my last
Coffee Caramel Ice Cream Bombe for Better Homes and Gardens
Happy almost June, friends! It's hard to believe how fast this month has gone by, and it's been a sweet one for sure! Many, many thanks to BHG for having me on as their Month of Cakes contributor. My final post combines so many of my favorite things - coffee ice cream, hot fudge, salty almonds, ...
Rhubarb-Wrapped Pineapple Mousse Cake
Last summer I received a beautiful dessert magazine in the mail. It was titled Sweet Dreams, and the cover had a big glossy image of a cake on it. It was so striking, I couldn't wait to read every single page. I quickly found out it was written in German, so reading would have to wait for ...
Blondie Confetti Ice Cream Sandwiches and a Giveaway!
Hello June! The first day of summer is still three weeks away, but from where I'm standing -which is squarely in 80 degree weather- it feels like we're already there! I say we give this month a fitting kick-off with a chilly treat. I always associate ice cream sandwiches with summer. And if you ask
Magic Flan Cake
Life feels a little crazy right now because in two short months the manuscript for my second cookbook is due. As you can imagine, I've been spending all my time baking, testing, and washing loads of dishes. Most mornings I can be found in a quiet place, trying to connect my head and heart so I can
Crème Brûlée Filled Strawberries
Happy July, friends! This will be a month of celebrations and birthdays (including my own!) so I've been trying to think up new ideas for party food. One of my favorite desserts of all time is creme brulee, and with all the juicy ripe strawberries at the market right now I felt the two should get
Special Delivery! Mendl's Shortdough Cookies
Today is the opening of Wes Anderson's new film The Grand Budapest Hotel , and I am SO excited to go see it! I've always loved his work - the strong visuals and nostalgia - it's like seeing fairytale illustrations come to life on the big screen. This new movie holds an extra ounce of delight for me