Posts filed under: Sweet Stuff

Cooking by the Book: Bouchon Bakery Olive Oil Cake

We have a long running—about a decade—tradition with our friend, Craig, to have dinner at his house on the “Eve of the Eve” (the night before Christmas Eve). This year, our plans came together a bit later than usual, so I found myself faced with the same dilemma as at... Read More

Cooking by the Book: Brownie Pie (Momofuku Milk Bar)

A couple days before Thanksgiving, a friend texted Shake and asked, “Would you want to come over for a late Thanksgiving get-together?” “So do you?” Shake asked. “Yeah, sure, why not?” But then I realized… “Oh. We should probably bring something, huh?” But what to bring? I already had my... Read More

Friday Photo — Maple Cheesecake with Roasted Pears

I skipped last week’s Friday Photo because—and this is the honest truth—I forgot it was Friday. Actually, I forgot that Thanksgiving was Thursday, so on Friday I was lazing around the house thinking it was Saturday and realized in the early evening that I’d neglected to post a Friday pic.... Read More

Cooking by the Book: Birthday Layer Cake (Momofuku Milk Bar)

This is the most sprinkle-tastic birthday cake you will ever encounter. I made this because we were getting together with some friends to celebrate the memory of a dear friend we lost nearly two years ago. I volunteered to make the dessert for this little dinner gathering and since it... Read More

Friday Photo — Apple & Pear Whiskey-Almond Custard Tart

Now that I’ve settled on my Thanksgiving dinner dessert (Maple & Roasted Pear Cheesecake), I’m looking for inspiration for my annual holiday baking second item. As gifts, we always give friends containers of my Bourbon Bread Pudding (the recipe is at the end of the post in that link) and... Read More

I’ll Blog It Soon, I Swear…Momofuku Milk Bar Birthday Cake

Some of you may have seen the birthday cake I was working on last weekend. If not, check out the Sugar + Shake Facebook Page. Here is a work in progress preview photo: The real deal post is coming soon. (It will be a “Cooking by the Book” post, which means... Read More

Friday Photo — Vote for my #CookieRumble2013 Entry!

Today’s Friday Photo is just a plea to ask you to vote for my “Smoking Jacket Cookies” (Dark Chocolate & Cheesecake Chunk Smoked Tea Shortcake Cookies) in the Fonseca BIN 27 Port Cookie Rumble contest. Here’s the link to vote: http://bit.ly/16qZBYm. The recipe is there too, but if you check... Read More

Port ‘n’ Cookies Fonseca BIN 27 Cookie Rumble Contest

I found out a couple weeks ago that Fonseca BIN 27 Port is holding a contest, asking entrants to create a cookie recipe that pairs well with, well, duh, port. “Oh, that’s a good idea!” said Shake, when I told him about what I had in mind to make for... Read More