The first time I went to Paris, I may have driven my friends a little mad with my requests to stop at what felt like every shop that sold macarons. There were macarons in every color of the rainbow and so many delicious flavors available, it was impossible not to want to try them all! […]
Snowy-Topped Brownie Drops are cookies with a soft and chocolatey center that any chocoholic would love. The snowy crackly tops are made from powdered sugar, which surprisingly does not add a lot sweetness to the cookies. Dorie Greenspan’s cookie recipes have just enough sweetness to them, which is something I appreciate.
Honeycomb Candy, Cindertoffee, Sponge Toffee. There are several different names for this sweet treat! The first time I had Honeycomb Candy was only a few years ago when a colleague brought back some Crunchie candy bars from the UK back to the office. I thought they were made out of real honeycombs…I didn’t realize how […]
If you ever get a chance to go to Honolulu, Hawaii, I highly recommend visiting Liliha Bakery and getting a box of their Coco Puffs! Their Coco Puffs are one of my favorite desserts in the world! This gloopy, messy, and delicious dessert is pâte à choux with a chocolate filling, and topped with what […]
Angel Food Cake is one of my favorites because it’s so soft, airy, fluffy, and has a nice subtle sweetness to it. I found this recipe in the America’s Test Kitchen cookbook and decided to give it a try.
I’m not the most creative person in the world, but I wanted to make something with my sphere molds aside from more mizu shingen mochi (water cakes). I ended up getting inspired by Pokemon; one of the most famous icons of Pokemon is the Pokeball. In the world of Pokemon, trainers will capture Pokemon with Pokeballs. […]
Mizu Shingen Mochi, or water cake, is like nothing I’ve eaten before. It’s like eating a gelatinous blob of water that changes from solid to liquid the moment it goes in your mouth. It’s definitely a fun dessert to make and eat. My water cake didn’t look like the works of art I’ve seen on Japanese websites, but […]
The Victoria Sponge is a classic British tea-time cake that is said to have been a favorite of Queen Victoria. I have seen a version of the Victoria Sponge Cake that has two layers of sponge cake that sandwich fresh whipped cream and jam, and another that uses fresh fruits instead of jam. Some recipes use raspberries […]
This recipe for Chewy Brownies is another winner from America’s Test Kitchen! The goal, at least for me, was to make brownies from scratch that at least matched my favorite box brownies. Needless to say, these brownies were outstanding and there is no need for me to buy brownie mix anymore. These brownies ended up […]
Chocolate dipped strawberries are plentiful this time of year so I decided to mix things up just a little bit and make Strawberry Mousse in Chocolate Cups. This strawberry mousse is nice and light, and pairs very well with bittersweet chocolate (and a little bit of lemon whipped cream on top).