no-bake experiment – double-trouble oreo cookie balls

There are lots of desserts that are no-bake. I came across this recipe and thought i’d give it a shot: http://www.snackworks.com/recipe/double-trouble-oreo-cookie-balls-169148.aspx Ingredients 2 oz cream cheese, softened 5 OREO Cookies, finely crushed 4 Golden OREO Cookies, finely crushed 2 oz white baking chocolate, melted 2 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted Instructions MIX  half the cream… Continue reading no-bake experiment – double-trouble oreo cookie balls

My baking experiment #14 – chocolate chip biscotti

My daily breakfast usually consists of a banana, coffee and some sort of dessert or pastry. I’ve had too much sweet stuff lately so i thought, what else would go well with my morning cup of joe? Then i thought: biscotti, since it’s crunchy and not too sweet! So here we go: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/biscotti Ingredients 2… Continue reading My baking experiment #14 – chocolate chip biscotti

My baking experiment #13 – cream cheese kolache

From Wikipedia: A kolach (plural kolache, also spelled kolace or kolacky, from the Czech and Slovak plural koláče, sg. koláč) is a type of pastry that holds a dollop of fruit rimmed by a puffy pillow of supple dough. Originating as a semisweet wedding dessert from Central Europe, they have become popular in parts of the United… Continue reading My baking experiment #13 – cream cheese kolache

My baking experiment #12 – chocolate brownies

As many of you might have guessed, i’m an incurable chocoholic. I love everything chocolate (except white chocolate as it’s not really chocolate). I’ve baked chocolate cookies, chocolate muffins, chocolate cake… so what’s next? Since Dec 8 is national Brownies day, i’m gonna make some chocolate brownies!! There are so many recipes for chocolate brownies… Continue reading My baking experiment #12 – chocolate brownies

My baking experiment #10 – chocolate lava cakes

One of my favorite desserts that i like to order at restaurants are those molten chocolate lava cakes. I especially love the ones from Chili’s, topped with vanilla ice-cream and chocolate fudge. Yum… So i decided to make some: http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/molten-chocolate-cakes-69182.aspx Ingredients 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate 1/2 cup butter 1 cup powdered sugar 2 whole eggs 2 egg yolks 6 Tbsp flour… Continue reading My baking experiment #10 – chocolate lava cakes

mini baking experiment: chocolate chip cookie waffles

Let’s start the month off with another mini baking experiment. I found a waffle maker in the cabinet and so it got me thinking: what can i make with this besides waffles? I googled online and found many interesting things that can be made with a waffle maker, one of which is cookies. I happen… Continue reading mini baking experiment: chocolate chip cookie waffles

My baking experiment #9 – chocolate bread pudding

I have a bunch of stale bread sitting in my fridge, so i decided to make some bread pudding: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/old-fashioned-bread-pudding/790f3338-59c6-4312-a3c1-3e4d0cf6b101 Ingredients 2 cups milk 1/4 cup butter or margarine 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 cups soft bread cubes (about 6 slices bread) 1/2 cup chocolate chips, if desired… Continue reading My baking experiment #9 – chocolate bread pudding

My baking experiment #7 – new york cheesecake

Now it’s time to bake my first cheesecake!!! Super excited 😀 Recipe adapted from here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sunny-anderson/lonestar-state-cheesecake-recipe.html Ingredients 2 cups cinnamon graham cracker crumbs 6 to 8 tablespoons butter, melted 4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 1/4 cups sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups sour cream Directions… Continue reading My baking experiment #7 – new york cheesecake