My baking experiment #41 – Nutella Banana Turnovers

Wow… haven’t baked in 2 weeks! Been pretty busy these past couple weeks and dining out a lot.  Enjoyed lots of decadent desserts as well: the chocolate peanut butter Mile-high pie at Norma’s Cafe, Colossal Brownie Sundae at Buca di Beppo, 30th anniversary cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory, as well as the Molten Chocolate Cake… Continue reading My baking experiment #41 – Nutella Banana Turnovers

My baking experiment #40 – marshmallow stuffed peanut butter cookies

Yesterday (June 12) was national peanut butter cookie day. After browsing several recipes for pb cookies, I decided on this one for marshmallow-stuffed cookies: http://showmetheyummy.com/marshmallow-stuffed-pb-chocolate-chip-cookies/ Ingredients 1/4 cup butter, melted 3/4 cup peanut butter 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1.5 cups flour… Continue reading My baking experiment #40 – marshmallow stuffed peanut butter cookies

orange cheesecake minis

My favorite dessert is cheesecake, especially those super decadent ones from the Cheesecake Factory. Last year i baked a beautiful new-york cheesecake with sour cream topping, as well as mini Nutella-swirl & peanut butter cheesecakes. Since it’s summertime and super hot here in Texas, I decided to make no-bake cheesecake: http://www.lovebakesgoodcakes.com/2014/06/easy-creamy-peach-cheesecake-no-bake.html Ingredients 4 graham crackers,… Continue reading orange cheesecake minis

My baking experiment #39 – pineapple upside-down cake

Summer is here and i’m craving bright tropical fruits. I haven’t baked with pineapple before and thought i’d give it a try. I used a combination of 2 recipes: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/03/03/pineapple-upside-cake/ http://www.marthastewart.com/343591/pineapple-upside-down-cake Ingredients: TOPPING 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar sliced pineapple (6-8 canned or fresh slices) CAKE 1 1/3 cups… Continue reading My baking experiment #39 – pineapple upside-down cake

My baking experiment #38 – artisanal bread

I’ve baked quick breads and no-yeast cinnamon rolls but have never worked with yeast before. Today I attempted to bake some homemade artisan bread: http://www.the350degreeoven.com/2015/01/breads-quick-breads/master-artisan-bread-recipe-and-technique-5-minute-european-bread-loaf/ Ingredients 1.5 cups lukewarm water 1/2 Tbsp yeast (instant or active dry) 1/2 Tbsp salt 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour Instructions 1.  Add the warm water to a large bowl.… Continue reading My baking experiment #38 – artisanal bread

My baking experiment #37 – chocolate cobbler

Yesterday i made some yummy homemade no-churn ice-cream. Today i decided to bake something utterly decadent to go with it – chocolate cobbler! http://www.smalltownwoman.com/chocolate-cobbler/ Ingredients 4 Tbsp butter, melted 1 cup all purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 cup sugar 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa 1/2 cup milk 1 tsp vanilla… Continue reading My baking experiment #37 – chocolate cobbler