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Mini Chocolate Oreo Cakes. Mini Chocolate and Oreo Cakes ~ This is the kind of cake that you won’t be ashamed to beg for.

Mini Chocolate Oreo Cakes

Beneath the chocolate pour and Oreo rich mousse like frosting is a rich chocolate cake as classic as Chanel No. 5. Mini Chocolate Oreo Cake I know perfume and food hardly go together. In fact they really don’t for me. Salted Caramel and Chocolate Stout Whoopie Pies. Does the food fury of March Madness have the threads on your pants stretched thin?

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Stout Whoopie Pies

Seriously, I want to know who can down a pint of beer with power grub like the MegaHo Burger without becoming completely dismantled like Pittsburgh in the dizzying game end with Butler. For those who can, I bow to your prowess. For the rest of us, let’s switch gears and go for a 3-in-1. Say hello to pacing yourself through the Sweet 16 with a March Madness power food: Salted Caramel and Chocolate Stout Whoopie Pie. Mocha Marble Cake with Choc Coffee Beans. I'm not exactly sure how it happened.

Mocha Marble Cake with Choc Coffee Beans

I used to be one of those people who almost never drank coffee, who would gloat at the people who would stumble around bleary eyed until they had their morning caffeine hit, who would get by on cups of tea with my breakfast. Little Lemon-Pistachio-Cornmeal Cakes. It’s almost Christmas!

Little Lemon-Pistachio-Cornmeal Cakes

Banana-Hazelnut Cake Recipe. St. louis gooey butter cake. Many good things happened this weekend.

st. louis gooey butter cake

First, we abruptly ended my unsavory spell of cold weather lament by taking Jacob to see Central Park in all of its snowy glory, reminding me, yet again, why seeing the city muffled and blanketed is the highlight of my winter. Nothing cures you of greyslushdisgust faster than views like these. And these. Then, there was an accidental dinner party. New Tab. I’m so excited this post has come to fruition.

New Tab

A couple months ago Stephanie of Wasabimon sent out a call asking if anyone would like to do a step by step tutorial on making macarons. I’m not one to turn down a chance to make these dainties, so I responded with a yes. A short while later, Stephanie came by my place with her fancy new camera to document me making macarons using the Italian meringue (or sucre cuit) method. The simplest method of making macarons is the French method, which is basically a combination of almond meal, confectioners’ sugar, and a meringue of egg whites and sugar. The Italian meringue method takes the extra step of cooking the sugar into a hot syrup first before adding the the egg whites, creating a much thicker and stiffer meringue.

I was especially excited to be able to have this method captured step by step, as the macaron-making process is best shown in a combination of words and pictures. At the start: Almond meal and confectioners’ sugar, ready to go. Meyer Lemon Semifreddo and Some Macarons. As you know, I had a bag full of meyer lemons that I received over the weekend. After reading all your suggestions, all I can say is that I wish I had a couple more bags. My brain was spinning with all of those ideas. Sometimes I wish certain fruits were available all year round but again, there is something so exciting about waiting. It makes us appreciate that moment even more. Chocolate and Pistachio Mousse Cakes. My floors are scrubbed, lavender sachet under the pillow and my grocery list complete.

Chocolate and Pistachio Mousse Cakes

My parents are arriving tonight and everything must be perfect. I impose the silliest things on myself when my mom comes to visit. I know none of this is important to her because she comes to see me, but deep inside, I still feel like the 10 year old girl who has to report to her parents. Some things never change.

Key Lime Pie Cookies. If there’s one thing I could make every day for the rest of my life, it’d be pie.

Key Lime Pie Cookies

I like the rolling and the crimping and the filling and the … well, everything. And I (usually) like the thinking pie-making brings. Apricot & Pistachio Tartlets. Toasted pistachios, crème d’amandes & sweet apricots fill each delicious little tart Summer is coming to an end.

Apricot & Pistachio Tartlets

While the last few days have seen warmer temperatures and clear blue skies, there’s an autumnal note in the air. Darkness draws in earlier each evening and there’s a coldness first thing in the morning, a reminder of frosts to come in the not too distant future. Alternative Mince Pies (Cinnamon Pastry, Pear Caramel, Chocolate Ganache) Pistachio Cake with Cara Cara Salad. Pistachio cake with Cara Caras on the side sounds irresistibly delicious to me (and maybe even a little healthy).

Pistachio Cake with Cara Cara Salad

When I found this recipe in the beautiful A16 cookbook, I had to give it a try. Lately, I have been LOVING recipes that use ground nuts in baking - the nuts give such a rich flavor and texture. A lovely dessert after lunch, this pistachio cake could also be a nice little breakfast, tea, or brunch in and of itself. Today, I toasted a piece of leftover cake and ate it with a bowl of Greek yogurt and sliced pears. Yum. Honey Almond Cake with Spiced Strawberry Sauce. Summer and strawberries go hand in hand. Wimbledon, barbecues and, being a summer baby, birthdays are all synonymous with a strawberry or two in my mind, the season kick starting with that first sweet burst at the end of May. Maybe it’s wishful thinking, but memories of my childhood summers are dappled in sunshine, garden grass scorched by the sun as we took turns spraying each other with the hosepipe and praying that it wouldn’t be banned.

As an adult, the Great British Summer seems a little wetter, certainly colder, the sky hung with clouds and even edible sunshine kept at bay with our strawberry season delayed by several weeks. Now that they’ve finally arrived, I’m going all out on this summery fruit. Forget buying strawberries by the punnet, it’s all about a crate: enough to eat them by the handful, make eton mess and ice cream, bake some into a cake and squash the rest into breakfast. The cake below is as simple as they come. Ingredients: Method: Other posts you might like: Molten Chocolate Cake #2 — Gâteau au chocolat mi-cuit numéro 2. We say in French une dernière ligne droite, meaning a last run before the end. Chocolate week is about to end. Comparison test #2 – Molten Chocolate Cake Take the same idea, change the background a little with a few things here and there, basically just do as if you had a dress that you buy in different colours (well, I am a girl eh, and yes I acknowledge, I do that kind of things), and so then you are able to enjoy it every day, but somehow differently, because it is slightly different.

Become a chocolate tester. Ready for the second chocolate cake recipe? In my search of the perfect coulant au chocolat noir (Melting Chocolate Cake, from the French verb couler = [to run, to melt]), I lay my eyes on the recipe that follows, from my current favorite cookbook, Tentations. Of the 2 recipes tried I preferred this one. (+ 1 after Sunday, see below) I decided to add white chocolate pieces instead of the dark chocolate suggested, to create that gooey chocolate inside.

Fleur de sel You need: Steps: Heavenly White Cake Recipe.