Posts filed under: Sweet Stuff

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

I’m not the greatest follower of recipes. I change ingredients because I don’t like them or I can’t find them. But sometimes you just need to follow the directions. (Gulp.) This is the first of what (I think) will be a semi-regular feature where I actually follow all the instructions,... Read More

Cookies & Crumbles

When it comes to crumb cake, I really have no idea what I’m doing. I’m not sure if I’ve ever had an “authentic” crumb cake, nor one that really excited me. But it still seemed like a good pairing for ice cream. You see, a friend of ours gave us... Read More

Scenes from a Sugar + Shake Christmas

Throughout December, I have either been at work or in the kitchen cooking, leaving no time for photo processing or blogging. I’m back now and resolving (it’s that time of year, isn’t it?) to be a better blogger in 2013. In lieu of the regular, piles-of-words blog post, here’s a... Read More

Adventures in Ice Cream Making: Blood Orange Olive Oil Ice Cream

Blood orange + olive oil? Is this one of those zany food combos that tastes amazing?” asked one of my friends when I posted this photo. Yes, indeedy, it is. Ever since discovering it at a shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Shake and I have been head over heels... Read More

Kuro Kuro Ginger Cupcakes

These “Kuro Kuro Ginger” cupcakes, made with kuro goma (black sesame seed) paste, kuro sato (Japanese black sugar) and ginger curd filling, were inspired by SprinkleBakes’ “Sunshine Inside” Black Sesame cupcakes. I loved the idea of making a cupcake with kuro goma — when I was a kid, I used... Read More

Smokin’!

A couple weeks ago, I made my “Deep Freeze Tiki” ice cream with rum and mango. That was actually a bit of a trial run for my attempt at this week’s ice cream, Bourbon Peach. (Which, due to my forgetting what I was doing and grabbing the wrong bottle, ended up being... Read More

Adventures in Ice Cream (and Orgeat) Making: “Deep Freeze Tiki”

It would be cute to say that my “Deep Freeze Tiki” ice cream flavor and orgeat-making experiment were inspired by this past weekend’s cocktail seminar with Julie Reiner and Francesco Lafranconi, but the truth is, I was actually planning this flavor before I knew I’d be going to the event.... Read More

Adventures in Ice Cream Making: Cinnamon Ice Cream

For Valentine’s Day (yes, I know—that was five months ago) Shake bought me an ice cream maker. It sounds like just one yuppie step up from the oft-mocked husband-buys-wife-a-blender shtick, but I really did want one! (“You keep looking at that thing. Why don’t you just buy it already?!” Shake... Read More