Given how long I’ve been baking, it surprises me how many things I do not feel like I’ve got the hang of yet. Pie is one of them. This pie, in particular. Continue reading “Black Walnut Pie”
Out of good conscience I had to shorten the original title of these ’cause it’s a little out of hand (as are the cookies themselves, frankly): “Nutella Stuffed Brown Butter Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.” You see what I’m saying here. Continue reading “Everything That’s Awesome Bars”
I promised myself to try and catch up on my backlog before baking something else – which should be sufficient motivation in itself, but I also learned about the marvels of Meyer lemons last week and the result was a total crowd pleaser that I’m excited to share.
I’ve long been on a quest for a delicious carrot cake recipe. Every time a friend requests a carrot cake for some special event or other, I scour the internet and try a new one – and am generally a bit dissatisfied with the taste or texture. Until now. Continue reading “The Only Carrot Cake Recipe You Need”
The jury is out on these cookies from Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar Life cookbook. My brother outright spat them in the sink, my mom who never throws anything away stuck the leftovers in the freezer, and (not to stereotype, these are the facts) my Jewish friends loved them. Continue reading “(Weird) Molasses Rye Cookies”
This is my dad’s favorite “pie,” and I gotta say, it’s damn good. I made it for the first time last Christmas, and I think I’ll likely be making it every year until the end of time. Continue reading “Caramel Chocolate Pecan “Tart” (Pie, but not really)”
Given that I’ve just whipped up the fourth batch of these in practically as many days, I figure it’s high time I shared the joy of these cookies with anyone reading.
These chunky bad boys are good, but I want to make them again – in a more reliable oven, using the dark cocoa and dark chocolate chips that the original recipe calls for, and parchment paper instead of silicone mats. ‘Cause mine were good, but the recipe’s picture makes them look amaaazing. Continue reading “Chocolate S’mores Cookies”
I really like gingerbread. I just don’t have a favorite recipe yet. So, since I’m at my parents’ house for the holidays and have ample time for experimentation, I made two kinds. This one is from the ever-trustworthy Cook’s Illustrated back-catalogue. Continue reading “Classic Gingerbread (attempt #1 in the quest)”
This is admittedly a sort of baking blasphemy, but my brother asked me to make a Crack Pie for Christmas, and I didn’t feel like making the oatmeal cookie crust when there was so much other baking to do. So I cheated. I used a pre-made graham cracker crust. And, frankly, it was still great. Continue reading “The Lazy Girl’s Crack Pie”