Desserts

Spiced Bundt Cakes with Bourbon, Dark Chocolate, and Ganache

Spiced Bundt Cakes with Bourbon, Dark Chocolate, and Ganache

I’m still enthralled with my newest cookbook purchase, Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook. My latest favorite comes from their recipe for a “Dark and Stormy Chocolate Cake.” This original recipe is inspired by the classic, sailor-favorite cocktail of dark rum and ginger beer and […]

Dark Chocolate Blueberry Pie

Dark Chocolate Blueberry Pie

I get so excited for summertime. Fresh berries, sunny beaches, and afternoon rains make the season something to celebrate. Fresh blueberries are a favorite of mine, and I especially love picking them at local farms. This chocolate blueberry pie is the first  recipe I’ve tried […]

Snickerdoodle Macarons

Snickerdoodle Macarons

French macarons have a notorious reputation in the kitchens of even experienced bakers. But why? Macarons are not impossible, not even close. These cookies are not very forgiving, and they do not have a wide range of tolerance to humidity or heat; they require carefully […]

Bittersweet Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Custard and Ganache

Bittersweet Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Custard and Ganache

  This elegant cake comes from Rose Levy Beranbaum’s, The Baking Bible. I omit the caramel component in the white chocolate buttercream because I believe the the flavors of the bittersweet chocolate and custard are out-shined in the original recipe. I’ve multiplied the custard amount […]