Saturday, August 3, 2019

Dark Chocolate Ganache Pretzel Tart

This recipe is so easy and delicious, and it's done in no time! You combine the ingredients for the crust, then you bake the crust, cool the crust while you're making the ganache filling, pour the ganache into the cooled crust, and then into the fridge it goes.

A slice of chocolate heaven!

Dark Chocolate Ganache Pretzel Tart

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

ABC - July 2019: Mixed Berry Ginger Crumb Cake

This month's recipe for the ABC bakers is the Mixed Berry Ginger Crumb Cake from The Brown Eyed Baker's blog. I almost didn't bake this because it was like a million degrees in my kitchen (aka 90s F). Then I came up with the following plan:

  • Be done as quickly as possible, so I
    • Skipped the fruit marinade which didn't make sense to me anyway.
    • Skipped the crumb topping because in my experience, the crumb topping is only crunchy and delicious on the day you bake it, and I was going to take it to work the next day.
  • Substitute coarse cornmeal with almond flour because I only had fine cornmeal.
  • Use a different fruit combo so I can save myself a trip to the grocery store.
  • Substitute a mixture of sour cream and plain yogurt for the milk, and adjust the leavening accordingly.
  • Ground ginger and candied ginger are yummy, but I wanted to give it more so I added some ground cardamom to the cake as well.
  • Finally, bake the cake in the toaster oven, which is big enough to hold a 9" x 9" cake pan.
The cake was fragrant, tender and very flavorful. Bon Appetit! :)

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

World Bread Day 2018: Multi-Grain Multi-Seed Sandwich Bread

Homemade sandwich bread, full of grains and seeds!

Baking yeast breads is something I really enjoy doing. It took me a while and a lot of practice to get there though. My first breads were like doorknobs :) Since then, things have gotten a lot better, and I bake all of our bread; whether it's sandwich bread, hamburger buns, or cinnamon rolls. No more store-bought bread or rolls for us anymore!

Zorra from the blog Kochtopf organizes World Bread Day ever year. I just had to submit this simple, yet delicious and nutritious bread to her annual event :)

World Bread Day, October 16, 2018
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This sandwich bread is really easy to make. The baked bread is light and airy. It's great as-is or toasted. I like to slice the bread after it has cooled completely and then freeze it. This way I can take out what I need. This dough can also be used to make dinner rolls or (hamburger) buns. I hope you give this recipe a try!

Light and fluffy bread!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

ABC - September 2018: Beet and Ginger Cake

Wow, I can't believe it's been so long since my last blog post. What can I say? Life happens! :)

This month's ABC recipe was an interesting one: Beet and Ginger Cake. The recipe also calls for cream cheese frosting, but I chose to leave the cake "naked". I played a little bit with the recipe and made several tweaks which you'll find below.

Moist and flavorful (and nut-free)!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

ABC - February 2017: The Browniest Cookies

This month's ABC recipe was fun, quick and delicious: The Browniest Cookies from the blog Smitten Kitchen. Fearing that the cookies would be "too chocolate-y", I made only half the recipe because I didn't want to be "stuck" eating all of them :) You may remember that hubby is not a huge (dark) chocolate fan.

Oh so delicious!

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