My baking experiment #93 – death-by-chocolate hedgehog

Today is my husband’s birthday. Last year for his birthday, i baked a triple-chocolate ganache cake: chocolate cake with chocolate mousse frosting covered in a layer of glossy chocolate ganache. That cake was one of my proudest achievements yet. At that time i had just started baking; that cake was only my fifth bake! It… Continue reading My baking experiment #93 – death-by-chocolate hedgehog

My baking experiment #92 – bongo bars

I needed an inspiration for dessert tonight and came across this recipe for bongo bars. Never heard of bongo bars but it’s an interesting name for a dessert. They are basically chocolate chip blondies and from the pictures they look absolutely delectable: http://therecipecritic.com/2012/07/bongo-bars/ Ingredients 4 Tbsp butter, melted 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup flour 1 tsp… Continue reading My baking experiment #92 – bongo bars

My baking experiment #91 – Crème caramel

I’ve baked crème brûlée before; it’s a custard dessert with a layer of hard caramel on top. Today i’m gonna make crème caramel, flan, or caramel pudding: it’s a custard dessert with a layer of soft caramel on top. http://www.gourmandize.com/recipe-59858-homemade-custard.htm INGREDIENTS caramel sauce 1 egg 1 cup milk 2 Tbsp sugar Pinch of salt 1/4 tsp vanilla… Continue reading My baking experiment #91 – Crème caramel

peanut butter mug cake

I’ve made a chocolate mug cake, mug cookie, and mug brownie. All yummy. Now it’s time to try a mug cake in a different flavor: peanut butter! http://www.kitchentreaty.com/easy-vegan-peanut-butter-mug-cake/ INGREDIENTS: 2 Tbsp flour 2 Tbsp peanut butter 2 Tbsp milk 1 Tbsp honey 1/4 tsp baking powder INSTRUCTIONS: Add all ingredients to an 8-ounce or larger microwave-safe mug. Use a fork… Continue reading peanut butter mug cake

My baking experiment #89 – strawberry swirl muffins

Haven’t had muffins in awhile. Decided to bake up a batch of strawberry swirl muffins for breakfast: INGREDIENTS 1 cup flour 1/2 Tbsp baking powder pinch salt 3 Tbsp sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup orange juice 2 Tbsp oil 3 Tbsp strawberry preserves INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven 400 F. Lightly grease 6 muffin cups. In bowl, whisk… Continue reading My baking experiment #89 – strawberry swirl muffins