Our good friend the Baron Von Hammer came to visit us recently, right around his birthday. That being a rather auspicious occasion, I wanted to make him something special. This chocolate cheesecake didn’t disappoint!
Psssst, hey, you! You need to make these. Like, now. I almost never say that, but seriously: You do.
Stop what you’re doing and get yourself into the kitchen. You can thank me later.
This cake is like a coffee cake, but better. It’s rich, but still manages to have a light crumb. It gets a subtle, mollasses-tinged sweetness from dark brown sugar, and a burst of brightness from a generous amount of fresh lemon zest.
For this recipe, squares of chewy chocolate caramel get all dressed up in chocolate. They’re chewy and chocolate-y and have a deep, sweet earthiness from a generous amount of molasses.
These bars are one part cookie, and one part granola bar. And they’re one of the best homemade bars…or whatever you want to call them…I’ve ever made. They’re chewy and caramel-y and earthy and studded with tangy, dried cranberries.
Want to be a superhero? Start making doughnuts at home. It might not get you a part in the sequel to Kick Ass, but you’ll definitely earn points with your kids, your neighbors, and your dog. Making doughnuts at home is easy. It’s fun. And they’re delicious. Trust me.
One of the reasons that I love this cake is that it looks impressive, but it’s ridiculously easy to make—even for folks who don’t have a lot of experience baking. The hardest part is waiting for it to cool completely before you can fill and frost it.
OK, this started with a recipe I spotted in Cook’s Country magazine for easy chocolate ice cream. You know I’m a sucker for unusual, short-cut recipes that promise delicious results. I couldn’t resist giving it a whirl. This stuff is delicious, alright, but I wouldn’t call it ice cream. It’s more like frozen chocolate mousse, […]chocolate, cream, espresso, ice cream
Warning: Baking this cake will fill your kitchen with the irresistible smell of oranges. This is a slightly modified version of a recipe I saw recently in Saveur. It’s a buttery pound cake shot through with freshly grated orange zest and soaked with sweet orange syrup.butter, cake, orange, sugar