Posts filed under: Sweet Stuff

How to Become a One-Woman Bread Pudding Factory

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means it’s just about time for me to turn our house into a one-woman bread pudding factory. We give these to friends as holiday gifts every year, so for one tiring weekend, the house turns into a non-stop sugar-and-booze-scented baked goods assembly line with one employee:... Read More

The Summer of Hipster Shave Ice

This summer shall be known as The Summer of Hipster Shave Ice. Why? Because Sugar + Shake have developed a wicked weekend shave ice habit (it is so, so, so, so very hot!) and our preference is for the style we have dubbed “hipster shave ice.” So what IS hipster... Read More

(Sort Of) Cooking by the Book: Strawberry-Lemon Layer Cake (Christina Tosi recipe in Saveur)

This is not a typical Cooking by the Book post for a bunch of reasons (the recipe’s not from a book; I absolutely did not even try to follow the procedure exactly as written) but because I thought it deserved a very thorough walk-through, I’m calling it a (Sort Of)... Read More

Friday Photo — A Rainbow Kind of Day

Oh, I just think it’s the kind of day that calls for a rainbow cake. #LoveIsLove “Love, it is said, is blind, but love is not blind. It is an extra eye, which shows us what is most worthy of regard. To see the best is to see most clearly,... Read More

Friday Photo — Doughnut Delights

A quickie Friday Photo, since S+S are on vacation! So, happy Aloha Friday and Happy National Doughnut Day! Here’s a box of our favorite Champion malasadas (Portuguese doughnuts): Have a delightful doughnutty day!... Read More

Friday Photo — Cake As a Way of Life

I was so busy toiling in my cake factory last week that I plumb forgot to post this photo of cake for Friday Photo! So, although it is admittedly a bit late in the day, it is still Friday, so I can at least post it for this week: This... Read More

Friday Photo — Pinterest Cupcake Fail

Ah, Pinterest. That crazy morass of aspirational ideas. I admit to having cadged more than one idea by browsing the boards, and they’re not always successful. Case in point, my attempt at what were supposed to be cute “Ice Cream Cone” cupcakes—you know, ice cream cones filled with cupcake batter,... Read More

Cooking by the Book: Chocolate Whiskey Tart (Baked Elements)

The Baked NYC cookbook Baked Explorations is a favorite of mine, so I was thrilled when Shake gave me the two other books in the collection about a year ago. (There’s now a fourth, released this past fall.) I’ve made a couple other recipes from them before. I know that... Read More