Posts tagged with: dessert

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

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

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

Friday Photo—Sugary Sundried Tomato Hearts

Happy Day Before Valentine’s Day, everyone! Shake and I are not really Valentine’s Day people, but I do have a soft spot for the girly things in life, like hearts and flowers and pink. So although Mom always said not play with our food, here’s a little foodie heart-shaped love... Read More

Friday Photo—Sneak Peek: Strawberry Honey No-Churn Ice Cream Cake

Just a really quick post today because I’m both sick and totally slammed at work… In the calm before the storm, I sick-no-baked (translation: while sick, I puttered in the kitchen without involving the oven because it is SO RIDICULOUSLY HOT). I bought two pounds of Kula strawberries from Kula... Read More

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

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