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Chocolate Swirl Babka

Chocolate Swirl Babka

Bread has always been an intimidating baking experience for me and one that I happily avoided. If I’m being honest here, anything that involved yeast and rising time terrified me. One bad experience and I was scarred for life- almost. Lately, I’ve been more curious […]

Hot Chocolate Cakes

Hot Chocolate Cakes

I would consider myself to be chocolate’s #1 fan. As in stalker-like. I’m dedicated and rarely stray from chocolate related desserts. It’s a fact that I will always order the chocolate tart, cake, ice cream, bread, cookies, chocolate whatever when dining out. It would only […]

Caramel Cream Puffs

Caramel Cream Puffs

What does one take to a dinner party when asked to make a dessert? Well, many things come to mind such as a fudge cake, macarons, kouign amann, sopaipillas, etc… Really, the options are endless; unless you get the request the night before. And, to […]

Crêpes with Salted Butter Caramel Sauce

Crêpes with Salted Butter Caramel Sauce

Crêpes are somewhat of a special occasion treat for us. While simple and easy to make, I just don’t find myself mixing up crêpe batter very often despite the fact that I absolutely love them. Perhaps it’s because my recipe takes some planning as it […]

Kouign Amann

Kouign Amann

The holidays call for extra special treats and above all, decadence. Well folks, that’s exactly what we have going on here. Since I had an extra day off, I decided to try my hand at a yeasted, laminated dough. Similar to puff pastry with a […]

Apple Tarts with Caramel Sauce

Apple Tarts with Caramel Sauce

I’ve been making these apple tarts for longer than I care to admit. If I had a “signature dessert” it would be these tarts. Crisp, buttery and flakey, they are my fail safe dessert that I can whip together at the last minute and know […]

Tunnel of Fudge

Tunnel of Fudge

Tis the season when things get super busy and sometimes complicated what with juggling the everyday plus getting ready for the holidays. I’m already starting to feel it. Talking about it is giving me anxiety. Why not make things easy on ourselves and bake something […]

Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti

Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti

It’s that time of year again and I decided to get a jump start on this baking business. I’m going to stop for a quick second and pat myself on the back for being ahead of the game this time instead of feverishly trying to […]

Warm Chocolate Cake with Salted Butter Caramel Sauce

Warm Chocolate Cake with Salted Butter Caramel Sauce

Few desserts have blown the panties off of my dinner guests. But, this chocolate cake left them practically licking the ramekins and going back for seconds on the salted caramel sauce. I knew it was good, but wow. I’m a total sucker the molten chocolate […]

Ultra Thin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ultra Thin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I did the unthinkable this week and turned the oven on. I dreaded the excess heat the oven was soon to emit, but at the end of this sweaty venture, I knew there would be some lacy, buttery, thin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies waiting for […]

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