My baking experiment #185 – fudgy chocolate cake with nutella buttercream

Happy Saturday!! I say this every year and i’ll say it again: can’t believe the year is almost over! Thanksgiving is coming up next week, then x’mas, then before we know it the new year is upon us. Where did time go? My husband’s birthday is coming up next week as well, and this evening… Continue reading My baking experiment #185 – fudgy chocolate cake with nutella buttercream

My baking experiment #153 – Nutella Macarons

Happy Sunday! After an entire week of rain & gloom, the sun finally came out today. I love this weather: clear blue sunny skies and temps in the 80’s. Feels almost like fall! http://www.dessertfortwo.com/french-macarons-with-nutella/ Ingredients 1 egg white, room temperature 1/3 cup + 1 1/2 tsp almond flour 1/3 cup + 4 Tbsp powdered sugar 6… Continue reading My baking experiment #153 – Nutella Macarons

nutella mug cake

Today is x’mas eve eve. I’m planning to bake a couple things tomorrow, so once again i’ll keep it simple tonight by whipping up a mug cake for dessert. I’ve made chocolate mug cake and peanut butter mug cake, both very good. The flavor for this evening’s mug cake is… Nutella! http://kirbiecravings.com/2013/03/four-ingredient-nutella-mug-cake.html INGREDIENTS: 4 Tbsp flour… Continue reading nutella mug cake

My baking experiment #82 – sweet buns

It’s a cloudy & rainy day today. I’m not a big fan of the rain; it gets me down. So i decided to bake up a batch of sweet buns to sweeten up the day: http://anitalianinmykitchen.com/sweet-surprise-dessert-bread INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 cups flour dash salt 1 Tbsp sugar 3/4 tsp yeast 1 egg, beaten, divided 1 Tbsp… Continue reading My baking experiment #82 – sweet buns

My baking experiment #79 – homemade toaster strudels

Today is Sunday, and in this household it means pizza night! As usual i make the pizza dough enough for one pizza and some leftover dough for dessert. Tonight i’m experimenting with homemade toaster strudels or pop tarts (same thing, just different brand names). I roll out the pizza dough into a rectangle and cut… Continue reading My baking experiment #79 – homemade toaster strudels

My baking experiment #53 – rugelach

Rugelach is a Jewish pastry of cream cheese dough rolled around a filling, which can include raisins, walnuts, cinnamon, chocolate spread or fruit preserves. Traditional rugelach are made in the form of a crescent, while an alternative form is constructed much like a strudel or nut roll. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/rugelach-recipe.html Ingredients 1 stick unsalted butter 4 ounces cream cheese 1/4… Continue reading My baking experiment #53 – rugelach

My baking experiment #42 – Nutella biscotti

I went to the farmer’s market last weekend and there were stalls selling all kinds of fresh produce. There were also other stalls selling baked goods like artisan breads, cookies, cupcakes and such. One stall in particular was selling biscotti of a variety of flavors. They were individually wrapped and each one costs $1.75. They… Continue reading My baking experiment #42 – Nutella biscotti

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