Tags: Butter Pecan, Candy, Chocolate, Christmas, corn flakes, feuilletine, white chocolate
This morning I swore I wasn’t going to put this post up because the photos turned out awful. These babies do not mesh well with artificial light. But then I thought ‘This candy is so darn good, why would I hold back over photos?”
These are normal thoughts if you have a food blog.. and completely justified since photos are the most important aspect of a food blog. You eat with your eyes. This is why I groan so much about not having natural light. One more time...everyone has natural light, whyyy not meeee? :/
Remember the filling for my Butter Pecan Thumbprint cookies? Well, of course you do, since it was my last post…from like 5 days ago.
Tags: Alcohol, Champagne, Chocolate, Cocktails, Drinks, Floats, Friday Cocktail, Ice Cream, Passion Fruit, raspberries, sorbet, Sparkling Wine
I’d like to introduce you to the first alcoholic beverage on my blog. Actually..I only have one other beverage on this blog, but, whatever. You see, if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, particularly my Bad Boy First Love saga, you know I can’t hold my alcohol, so therefore, I don’t drink very often. Two glasses of wine and I’m telling everyone I love them. Any more than that and you’re most likely to find me on my knees with my head in the toilet or in bed with a waste paper basket within reach. Sad.
When Barbara of Creative Culinary asked if I would like to join in on her 1 year Friday Happy Hour Cocktail anniversary..of course I obliged. Her Friday cocktails are pretty amazing and extremely creative. Forget the cake or pie. some of them could be dessert! Personally, I’ve always been quite fond of her Vootbeer. With a scoop of ice cream, you’re all set, you’re in an old-fashioned soda fountain, spinning around on your stool, or iin this case, just spinning because of the vodka. Barb is quite the cocktail creator, mixer – so much so, that sometimes I call her the ‘Barbtender’ – bah dum bump.
Tags: #getbaking, Chocolate, malted loaf, Malted Milk Powder, quick bread, strawberries
Remember when I announced that there was a new bread baking challenge in town called The Bread Baking Society and I participated in the focaccia theme last May? Well that new bread baking challenge is now a NEWER bread baking challenge. My friend, Lora, of Cake Duchess, the brainchild behind The Bread Baking Society, has decided to give The Bread Baking Society a small makeover and has invited me, her Mom, Elizabeth of food and thrift, Barbara of Creative Culinary, and Jamie of Life’s a Feast along for the ride. Say hello to Twelve Loaves, and below is what it’s all about and the rules – beautifully written by Jamie and beautifully copied and pasted by me!
Twelve Loaves was created to inspire you to bake more from scratch at home, in your kitchen. Bake along with us every month and discover and rediscover the joys of home baking for your family and friends. We know it’s not an easy task and we are here to inspire you along the way. A Baking Revolution!
Tags: battenberg Cake, Black Sesame, Cashew Marzipan, Chocolate, Fondant, Ginger, Japanese, Matcha Powder, Modeling Chocolate, Sakura
Would you like a spot of matcha tea with your black sesame – ginger scones? By golly, I’ve done it again! I’ve taken something traditional, and went completely barmy on it! OK, I wrote a whole entry in ‘Brit’ lingo back in ’09, and I’m not going to make any of you who remember, suffer through it again.
However..I’ve taken a thoroughly British cake called a Battenberg Cake, first created to celebrate the marriage of Queen Victoria’s granddaughter, Princess Victoria to husband Prince Louis of Battenberg, and infused it with Asian, mainly Japanese, flavors, and decorated it in kind. I know one thing for sure..as tasty and pretty as it is, it would probably shock the tickety-boos out of the Queen if it was served to her at any tea or special event.
Tags: baking, Cake, Chocolate, First Love, vanilla, Zebra Cake
Dear Readers ,
First off, the above is a transitional header and name (desserts and line drives was too long). I still haven’t decided where I’m going to go with this, but I got sick of looking at that ugly, old header.
Secondly, please excuse these old photos, but love this cake. Not only is it cool to look at – but it’s moist, delectable and easy to make.
Love ‘n stuff,
Back in January of 2011, my computer crashed. The hard drive was annihilated. I lost all of my photos. Some of those photos were of several amazing and somewhat laborious, treats, two of the treats that I especially mourn to this day. One was a beautiful Tourte Milanese – layers of colorful, roasted vegetables, serrano ham and softly scrambled, herbed eggs encased in golden puff pastry. The other was a Gateau Basque, best described as a mix of a cake, cookie and pie, from the Basque region of France, filled with luscious almond pastry cream and homemade cherry jam. They were both so lovely, aesthetically, and exquisite in flavor, that I did everything I could with the dead hard drive, bringing it from place to place, to see what they could retrieve from it.
Tags: Brioche, Buns, Challah, Chocolate, Chocolate Bread, Donuts, Galette, Muffins, No Knead, Pain au Chocolat, Pizza, Rolls, Sourdough
I’m thrilled to bring you the round-up of Bread Baking Day #47 – Bread with Chocolate. I was stunned at the number of submissions I received from all over the world (some even made two or three breads with chocolate!), but more importantly, I was amazed by the beauty and creativity of each submission, I think I want to try every single one! Take a moment or 10 to check out each and every blog to see more beautiful photos of these breads, plus, get the recipes. I’m sure you see at least one you’d like to try!
I’d like to thank everyone who submitted to Bread Baking Day #47 – you guys are truly masters of baking. Thanks so much to Zorra, who founded Bread Baking Day,and has had it up and running since 2007, for giving me this opportunity to host. I enjoyed every second of it. Bread Baking Day #48 will be announced tomorrow, March 6th. It will be hosted by Astrid a from Paulchens Foodblog. Go check it out!
Now, take a scroll through these 23 lovely, yeasted creations with chocolate, posted in the order in which they were received. Enjoy!
Chocolate, Cranberries and Walnut Norwich Sourdough from Connie at My Discovery of Bread – Thailand
Chocolate Chip Pecan Bread Scented With Cinnamon and Orange from Jamie at Life’s A Feast – Nantes, France
And finally, Me, with a Black Forest Chocolate Chunk Cherry Bread
Check back at noon today for my SRC post, and Bad Boy First Love Part 7.