Chocolate Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Butter, or spray with a nonstick vegetable spray, and line with parchment paper, two - 9 x 2 inch deep (23 x 5 cm) round baking pans. In a stainless steel or heatproof bowl place the chopped unsweetened chocolate and cocoa powder. Pour the boiling water over the chocolate and cocoa powder and stir until they have melted.
Here is the most awesome list of cakes and cupcakes (perfect for Geeks). 1.
I’m just finishing up the photos for my next recipe, but since we’re entering into flowery, lovely springtime, I wanted to bring this quick and easy—and too precious for color TV—dessert idea from my archives. I first posted it back in 2007 as I was making my way through a little recipe book I used in high school, and my girls plan to make some this weekend. I expect you to have a freezerful of these delights by 5:00 this evening. Back on the golf course, I used to have a traditional back-to-school party for my friends and me every year. Because I apparently had nothing better to do with my time and focus, I’d have Cranes invitations printed, would dress in my finest floral dress or suit, and welcome 15-30 girls into my parents’ house, where we’d all toast one another with sparkling grape juice and feast on chicken salad with dill and baked brie and things like that.
This recipe is inspired completely by my wife, who told me about something similar she had in Turkey shortly after her return there. It’s nothing more than Squeezed lemon, a bit of mint and sugar with boiling water added but like so many simple dishes the final product is something that is somehow ethereal and infinitely sublime.
The January 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Lauren of Celiac Teen . Lauren chose Gluten-Free Graham Wafers and Nanaimo Bars as the challenge for the month. The sources she based her recipe on are 101 Cookbooks and www.nanaimo.ca . Recipes for whole wheat graham crackers and Nanaimo bars at the end of the post. Let me warn you, I’m slapping these in the “600 calorie death spiral” category ASAP. Nanaimo bars are sweet.
Remember yesterday when I said there wouldn't be any schmaltzy Valentine posts? That was before I had a day off. And time to make muffins.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Oh. My. God. If you could take perfection, roll it in a ball, and dip it chocolate, this would be it. I’m not joking here folks.
Everyone knows that I’m a big fan of chocolate and peanut butter, and I was in the mood to bake with it one night. I also wanted to try a chocolate-peanut butter frosting. I’ve tried and loved a peanut butter frosting recipe , but I wanted to try a recipe where they were together. I’ve had this cake bookmarked for a long time now, and I thought it would be the perfect cake to pair with this frosting.
I have this secret that I’ve been carrying around with me my whole life.
Cupcakes have become an increasingly popular choice at weddings over the past few years, in part because they can be personalized so easily. People are always craving ways to express themselves on their wedding day, and cupcakes provide a great opportunity to do this because there are so many options. Everyone can have their own little piece of cake just the way they like, and since each cupcake stands alone, they look beautiful and pristine.
I was the last hold-out among my local circle of friends to hire a babysitter. I just couldn’t bear the thought of entrusting the care of my precious little ones with anyone outside of our family. And given that we have no family closer than an 8 hour drive away…well, you can just imagine how rare our date nights have been.
7/6/11 Update: Hey Superwife COOKIE fans! SuperwifeJenny created a cookie for the Better Homes & Gardens State Cookie Contest as the one and only Alaska delegate… please head on over to the BHG Live Facebook Page to vote for her recipe, the Alaska Big Dipper ! In the meantime, please enjoy this delicious (and vegan) cookie post by SuperwifeMolly. (and you can find Molly over at www.MoreThanHeels.com these days!) I found this recipe on flickr , who linked it back to the Vegan Diva , who sited Soy Not Oi, a popular cookbook/zine.
Have I ever mentioned before that I love cookie cutters? Love ‘em! I have the basics, the funky and the unusual.
Makes 24 squares Total price: NY $2.02 Price per square: NY $0.08 I’ll be honest: I didn’t love these and didn’t at first think them blog-worthy. When I mentioned to our guests that I wasn’t thrilled with these and apologized,* though, they all told me I was wrong and that they were delicious.
I recently spent a weekend in the backwoods of Mendocino County. Let me emphasize that when I say backwoods, I'm not kidding. We're talking a few miles off the nearest paved road where a high-clearance 4x4 is a necessity, past numerous cleverly-rigged hydroponic hippie buses (this is clearly where old buses go to die), beyond a pack of car-chasing, fang-toothed guard dogs, and eventually down into the riverside sanctuary that is my friend Lori Narlock's cabin. Before I get into the details of our weekend, I'll just say (feeling more than a bit guilty), I hardly lifted a finger all weekend - Lori cooked for our cabin of six females, meal after delicious meal.