Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Spring Pavlova {Lemon Curd, Roasted Strawberries, and Whipped Cream}

I didn't want to bake a cake for my mom's birthday. It was time to switch things up. With the beautiful spring weather, it needed to be light. Fruity. A little refreshing.

Inspiration struck with a lovely Pavlova.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Yeast Pancakes

Not going to lie - these pancakes are not for everyone. They're definitely not what American's think of when they hear the word, "pancake." The site that I found them actually refers to them as Racuszki (Yeasted Polish Pancakes). I don't think I've ever had Polish food but apparently sour cream is a thing?

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies

We have a super terrific friend named Dai. It's one of those friendships where you don't need to see each other often nor know all the details; you fundamentally like each other - no questions asked. Dai is funny duck. He follows the beat of a different drum and doesn't get bogged down by the typical social noise. When he decided to move in order to pursue a more fulfilling job, we were all on board. We sent him off full of these caffeinated cupcakes.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Blood Orange, White Chocolate Pound Cake

It's a wonderful thing when a pretty cake actually tastes good. I grow weary of the "food porn" pictures of overly frosted confections with ridiculous combinations. Form and function should work together! That's why this little number from The Boy Who Bakes is such a welcome recipe.

It was serendipitous that I had bookmarked this cake on my to-do list when I happened upon some blood oranges at the market. Who am I to question such an obvious sign?

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Decadent Brownies

This past Valentine's day, the hubby and I got the notion of hot fudge sundae brownies in our head. A daring thought, considering my weak-sauce sweet tooth. What ends up happening is I ditch the ice cream to focus on the chocolate, while my husband fends off my "picking" with a spoon. It's not a good look. I could honestly just eat straight hot fudge and almonds/walnuts- spare us both the battle- but where's the sport in that? : )