12 posts tagged Dessert

Chocolate Chip Biscotti

I'm not really one for baking, as I feel I'm more improvisational in the kitchen as opposed to a scientist. Measurements (exact ones, anyhow) tend to scare me a bit. And, if I'm being honest, I've had my share of baking experiments gone awry in the past, so I'm not really interested in repeating those mistakes any time soon. However, I've made some Lemon Almond Biscotti without a whole lot of drama in the past, so I thought I'd take a stab at some that included one of my favourite things; Chocolate! These were pretty great, and didn't last long in our household, as both W and I are coffee drinkers (him, way more than me!) every morning, and we have friends who accept our generosity at exactly face value; please remove these delicious treats from our household so our waists don't expand *that* much. Continue Reading

Lemon Almond Biscotti

I've never really been one for baking, but because I love cookies, I decided to make an attempt at homemade biscotti. I'm also not much of a coffee drinker, so this lemon almond biscotti is perfect paired with a sweeter green tea. Continue Reading

Cinnamon Vanilla Wedding Cake with Mexican Hot Chocolate Buttercream

I wanted to post something that I've been thinking about a lot lately. For nearly a year, in fact. Last June, my sister married my husband's best friend in Lake Tahoe. This was their wedding cake. Pure, wedding cake bliss. I went on a mission today to see if I could locate the recipe, and found this one by Bobby Flay. It looks pretty close, but I'm sure Leah will correct me if I've sourced it from the wrong place. Continue Reading

Bacon Brownies

Firstly, I'll give credit where credit's due, and in this case, inspiration came in the form of an IM conversation with a buddy who lamented the fact that he was working remotely while his coworkers in the office were treated to bacon-nut brownies. Sweet Lord, why haven't I had both bacon and brownie goodness in my mouth . . . in fact, why wasn't there bacon and brownie in my mouth right this second? At that point, it was impossible for me NOT to make brownies with bacon in them, I'm only human. My hands were tied. As coincidence would have it, that very night I watched an episode of one of my favorite cooking shows, Good Eats, dealing with chocolate, in which the host, Alton Brown, divulged his brownie recipe. The pieces were falling into place. Continue Reading

Chocolate and Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

Happy Valentine's Day! <3 I was flipping through Ellie Krieger's new cookbook, So Easy, yesterday on a trip to Border's, and decided I needed to make Chocolate and Strawberry Stuffed French Toast for breakfast this morning. I made it according to Ellie's instructions with a couple of alterations, but one thing I would suggest is a tiny sprinkle of confectioner's sugar over the ricotta before laying down the strawberries. It will go a long way toward tying all of these flavours together. Continue Reading