Overnight French Toast Casserole Recipe
This overnight French toast casserole recipe is the ultimate hands-off entertaining brunch dish. Set this up the night before and all you’ll have to do in the morning is brush it with butter and bake.
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake
In Europe, you can use speculos spice cookies for the crust, which are a little heavier than graham crackers, but will work just about the same way. You might want to decrease the melted butter in the crust by 1 or 2 tablespoons and omit the sugar, to compensate. If you use my dulce de leche recipe, be sure to double it as you’ll need more than one cup.
apricot pistachio squares
Let me just get the obvious out of the way because I know what you’re thinking: what am I doing here? Shouldn’t I be packing for our move, which is less than 24 hours from now? These ar…
blueberry crumb cake
Theoretically, we are supposed to move this Saturday, but evidence is mounting — in the form of a kitchen without countertops or appliances, a toilet in the middle of the living room, and a p…
grilled peach splits
The problem, if there could be one, is that if a 30-something with a kid out of diapers ever says to a group of people, “I have news!” certain presumptions are made. So, to quell any wi…
homemade vanilla extract | The Vanilla Bean Blog
I’ve had ‘make vanilla extract’ on my to-do list for quite some time, and finally got around to doing so. Ever since Ashlae sent me a bottle of her delicious brew, I just wasn’t satisfied with the extract I purchased in the store. So this week I got to work, slicing open vanilla beans, jamming them into pretty bottles, pouring vodka all over them, and shaking them gently. Pretty easy work for something so wonderful. And now I must wait patiently for at least 8 weeks, and longer if I can…
brownie ice cream sandwiches
Within reason, I think if you’re craving something, you should go for it, although this theory is mostly born of my own poor logic. I’ve all too many times craved, say, a brownie but th…
Is appreciated | Cherry + Blueberry Buckle
All apologies for the limited photo evidence of this cherry and blueberry buckle. Considering it was deemed sufficiently cooled at the precise start of overtime play of the World Cup semifinal between Argentina and the Netherlands, it is an achievement that one was taken at all. Lesson learned yeste
Dark Chocolate Coconut 'Bounty' Bites - thelittleloaf
Simple, relatively healthy and utterly addictive, these chocolate coconut bites are every bit as delicious as their shop-bought namesake
coconut brown butter cookies
I realize that most people don’t go to the City Bakery or their green Birdbath outlets for coconut cookies. They come in droves to load up on the legendary chocolate chip cookies, pretzel cro…
The Walnut Variation: A Cake Recipe on Food52
Recently, I discovered The Worlds's Best Cake -- a lovely vanilla affair with whipped cream, meringue, and almonds. It was indeed amazing, and I thank Sweet Paul for the introduction. Ever since I made this soft, chewy, crisp, crunchy, and billowy cake, I've been pondering variations on the theme. This is the Walnut Variation: coffee-flavored cake, cinnamon meringue, toasted walnuts, and maple vanilla whipped cream. The technique is Sweet Paul; the flavor variation is mine.
Brooklyn Blackout Semifreddo Cake Recipe on Food52
Who doesn't love a Brooklyn Blackout Cake? It's the iconic cake that became the official cake of Brooklyn, made famous by its creators at Ebingers Bakery. Three layers of chocolate cake are filled with chocolate pudding, frosted with the pudding, and topped with cake crumbs pressed into the side of the cake. This is a frozen version of the famous cake: three layers of chocolate sponge cake, chocolate semifreddo, chocolate ganache, and cake crumbs. I made a chocolate sponge, but you can use…