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Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate White-Out Cake

There’s nothing like a minor cake freak-out to make you feel like a jerk.The situation was thus: I had a fairly busy day scheduled, and everything was running behind. I didn’t get up early enough, so my gym trip ran behind, so I got home later than planned and had only a few minutes to…

TWD Rewind: Quintuple Chocolate Brownies

Presenting this week’s TWD recipe, Floating Islands: Okay, just kidding. I skipped the floating islands, because I am all alone in the house this week and wanted to make a dessert I could easily share with other people. For some reason the idea of transporting creme anglaise, poached meringues, and decorative spun sugar strands into…

TWD: At Long Last, World Peace

Sometimes the problems of the world seem overwhelming. Despotic governments, economies in shambles, wars everywhere you turn…it’s enough to make you want to stay in bed with the covers pulled up. Ladies and gentlemen, I have finally found the solution to all of life’s ills. I present to you: WORLD PEACE cookies World Peace Cookies…

TWD: Chocolate Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread this week! Yesssss! Was I alone in doing the fist-pump over this one? (Sometimes I feel like I’m the only person in the world who actually likes gingerbread cake. Seriously, mention it to people and they kind of grimace at you and mutter things like “sticky” and “molasses bomb.” Now I know how the…

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Is there anything better than Nutella? I mean, think about it. Chocolate and hazelnuts get together and produce a sweet, smooth, creamy baby, available in a handy jar. In a jar, people. Basically begging to be spread on everything from croissants to pretzels to your fingers. Sick of healthy apples for a snack? A dab…

Resolution Breaker Tollhouse Pie

Happy New Year! Have you made your resolutions yet? Do any of them happen to involve healthier eating and/or weight loss? If so, you may want to stop reading now, because this month’s Pies With That challenge was all about creating a pie so tempting, it could only be called a resolution breaker. It didn’t…

Christmas with the Daring Bakers: French Yule Log

Given the timing, it wasn’t a surprise that this month’s Daring Bakers challenge was a Yule Log, or Buche de Noel. It also wasn’t a surprise that this was the most time-intensive, complicated Yule Log I’ve ever made. Most yule logs that I’ve seen are comprised of a thin sponge cake rolled around a mousse…

Christmas Baking, Part 2

I like the Christmas candy recipes that I posted yesterday, but I LOVE these cookie recipes. I guess I’m more of a cookie girl at heart. Gingerbread Cookies This recipe is AMAZING. I’ve tried many different gingerbread recipes, and I invariably find ones that taste great but don’t hold their shape well, or hold their…

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