Blog

Flourless Blueberry Chocolate Cake

Flourless Blueberry Chocolate Cake

Chocolate is such a versatile ingredient that it can be paired with just about anything. It is probably most often paired with oranges and raspberries in baked goods, as both of these fruits have a sweet-tart flavor the contrasts nicely with the richness of the chocolate. They’re classics, but they’re not the only fruit that you can add to a chocolate dessert. This Flourless Blueberry Chocolate ... Read More »

What is an Affogato?

Vanilla Caramel Affogato

I’m a coffee lover and one of my favorite coffee-related indulgences is an affogato. An affogato is a treat that is made with just two ingredients: espresso and ice cream. The full name is “affogato al cafe,” which means “drowned in coffee” in Italian, so it should be no surprise to learn that this dessert is made by placing a scoop of gelato in a ... Read More »

Parmesan Palmiers

Parmesan Palmiers

Puff pastry is a handy thing to keep in your freezer and I always have a package or two on hand. I like to keep it around because it is so versatile and can be turned into a variety of sweet and savory treats very easily. Palmiers are probably my favorite easy, sweet things to make with puff pastry. The heart-shaped cookies are made with ... Read More »

Pâtisserie Gluten Free

Pâtisserie Gluten Free

For a long time, gluten free baked goods consisted primarily of dense, nutty breads that bore little resemblance to their “regular” counterparts. Thanks to the increasing popularity of gluten free goodies, the last few years have seen a steady increase in the quality and availability of gluten free breads and desserts that are much more similar to their made-from-wheat counterparts. In Pâtisserie Gluten Free: The ... Read More »

Olive Oil Lemon Berry Loaf Cake

Olive Oil Lemon Berry Loaf Cake

You probably reach for olive oil when cooking savory dishes, but it can be a wonderful ingredient to bake with when it comes time for dessert, as well. Olive oil has a subtle, bright acidity to it that pairs well with citrus fruit and berries in particular. This Olive Oil Lemon Berry Loaf Cake is an easy dessert that makes great use of olive oil ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Anniversary and Juibilee Loaf Pans

Nordic Ware Juibilee and Anniversary Loaf Pans

Loaf cakes don’t usually get the spotlight on the dessert table the way that layer cakes and bundt cakes do. They can be delicious, but sometimes their relatively plain appearance leads to the assumption that the loaf is a bit boring, as well. You can dress up a loaf cake by adding a drizzle of glaze or a swirl of frosting. Or you could pick ... Read More »

How to Ripen Bananas Quickly

How to Ripen Bananas Quickly

When I buy bananas, I buy more than I need. In other words, if I think that I’m going to eat three bananas in a given week, I buy five or six. The leftover bananas will ripen to the point of being overripe, with dark brown mottled peels that make them look a bit unappetizing as an in-hand snack, but perfect for turning them into ... Read More »

Big Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Big Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I have a bunch of ripe bananas, I’m usually going to turn them into banana bread or some kind of banana cake. But one banana isn’t usually enough for one of those recipes, so I turn from cakes to cookies and bake up a batch of Big Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies instead. These cookies only need one banana to infuse them with some ... Read More »

Scroll To Top