Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

Baking Bites for Craftsy: No-Bake S’mores Bars

Baking Bites' No Bake S'mores Bars

The combination of marshmallow, chocolate and graham crackers that make up a s’more is a magical one for me – and one that I just can’t get enough of in any form. I love everything from classic campfire s’mores to s’mores ice cream, and everything in between. If you’re a s’mores fan like me, you’ll definitely enjoy the recipe for my┬áNo-Bake S’mores Bars, which I’m ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Brazilian Brigadeiros

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Brazilian Brigadeiros

Last week, I shared a recipe for Cocout Beijinhos, a popular and easy-to-make Brazilian candy. Brazil is also known for another candy, the Brigadeiro. Both candies are made with sweetened condensed milk as a base. While the beijinhos are packed with lots of shredded coconut, the brigadeiros are made with chocolate and rolled in chocolate sprinkles. They look like classic chocolate truffles, but taste like ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Summer Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Summer Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Summer means a bumper crop of zucchinis for everyone who might try to grow them, even if you aren’t typically known for your green thumb. I’ve almost given up growing them because I always have more than I can use, but I stick with it because it is easy for me to give away loaves of my Chocolate Zucchini Bread to friends and family, even ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: All About Coulis

Baking Bites for Craftsy: All About Coulis

A coulis is a sauce made with fruit (or vegetables) that is strained to remove all pulp and seeds. Coulis appear frequently on restaurant menus as a way to add some additional flavor to a dessert (veggie coulis appear with structured salads and main dishes), but they are also used to make a simple dish look more elegant by enhancing the plating. Coulis add color, ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy German Chocolate Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy German Chocolate Cake

German chocolate cake is named after a unique type of chocolate┬áthat was developed with baking in mind. The German’s chocolate is a dark chocolate with a higher sugar content than some other dark chocolates, which means that the chocolate has less bitterness to it but still does not contain any dairy, unlike milk chocolate. The recipe for the original cake was published in the 1950s ... Read More »

What are Icebox Cakes?

What are Icebox Cakes?

Icebox cakes are an unusual style of cake that uses the refrigerator instead of the oven to bring all the elements of the cake together. The cakes are constructed by layering cookies with whipped cream, sweetened condensed milk, custard and other similar components, then refrigerated until the cookies soften into a cake-like consistency and all the flavors of the dessert meld together. The cookies used ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Apple Pie Turnovers

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Apple Pie Turnovers

All pie fans should be making turnovers on a regular basis. They’re quicker to make than full sized pies and they’re a lot of fun to eat. I like to experiment with the fillings in my turnovers because the small size of the dessert makes them the perfect place to test out new pie fillings, but classic fillings are always a hit, too. IF you ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: NYC Bakery-Style Black & White Cookies

NYC Bakery-Style Black & White Cookies

Any time I pass through New York, I make a point to grab a black and white cookie. Sometimes, this means grabbing one at the airport instead of a bakery or deli, but I just can’t resist them. Black and white cookies are tender, cakey cookies topped with equal parts chocolate and vanilla frosting or fondant. They’re just right for someone who can’t always decide ... Read More »

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