Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses Posts (folgt noch)After sadly slacking off last year, I hope to be a more productive blogger in 2017.My cookie baking activities are usually restricted to the time before Christmas (except for NYTimes Chocolate Chip Cookies), but I DO like brownies.Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen promised a cookie with "everything … Continue reading BROWNIES OR COOKIES? – BROWNIEST COOKIES!
After missing the ABC-Bakers' May challenge - I made the Brown Butter Banana Bread, but went on my trip to Germany before I could post it - the June project, Tender Loving Crackle Cookies came just right to cure my baking withdrawal symptoms.Three weeks without touching a mixer or kneading a dough!I rarely bake cookies … Continue reading CRACKLE COOKIES – A FUDGY CHOCOLATE FIX
Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses Posts (folgt noch) This year the Avid Bakers aspire higher baking education by delving into Christina Marsigliese's blog. Though her recipes might be "scientifically sweet", they are not overly sugary - a great plus in my opinion!I find Christina's scientific approach interesting - she explains, why she adds certain … Continue reading FUDGY, FUDGIER, FUDGIEST – GLUTEN FREE, NO-BUTTER BROWNIES
Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses PostsUnlike in his native Ireland, in the US Saint Patrick is a much celebrated man. He creates an opportunity for well-nourished Americans to feel like their poor Irish immigrant forefathers, eating cabbage-y dishes with boiled potatoes, washed down with a beer that is know for being "good for you".The … Continue reading GUINNESS CUPCAKES WITH BAILEY’S CREAM FROSTING – I LIKE ST. PATRICK
Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses Posts The new year started on a bad foot - from a baker's perspective. My sleek new scale, one of last year's Groupon deals, let me down, just when our monthly ABC challenge was due.The stores were closed on New Year, no new batteries could breathe life into the … Continue reading CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE BROWNIES
Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses Posts (folgt noch)As a psychiatrist I'm used to prescribe antidepressants. Dark chocolate is my recommended mood enhancer number one. It also provides protection from the dangers of starvation, a fact my mother recognized early (Dark Chocolate with Orange Bits), and then shared with me (Dark Chocolate with Hazelnuts).And every … Continue reading DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI MUFFINS
Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses Posts Time flies, and, before I could even turn the February leaf of my (heavily scribbled on) kitchen calender, we have March and a new Avid Baker's Challenge.Hanaâ, whose choices we ABC bakers follow meekly, picked the No-Knead Chocolate Cherry Pecan Bread from King Arthur's website (our 2013 recipe … Continue reading CHOCOLATE CHERRY HAZELNUT BREAD
Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses Post January is finally over - it was no friend of the Anderson family, nor of their car! But we survived the untimely end of our vehicle, and even our colorful bruises are by now almost history.Fortunately we survived the collision - our car did not!Time for a brand … Continue reading BOSTON CREAM PIE – IT’S A CAKE!
Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses Posts When I saw the original name of these: "Emergency Blender Cupcakes", I almost decided to skip this month's ABC challenge. "Emergency" sounds like "fast food", using "just some stuff you might have at hand", like "throwing something haphazardly together". In other words - not very enticing for an … Continue reading DARK CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES
Looking for a birthday cake for my smart and pretty, but lactose intolerant stepdaughter, I leafed through my German and Austrian pastry baking books. Nearly every one of those gorgeous torte recipes listed whipping cream as main ingredient.The solution to this problem? Here it comes: chocolate lover's dream and almost lactose free - Nougat Torte … Continue reading NOUGAT TORTE