Pride Cupcakes

In honor of the victories this week and Pride Weekend, I made “Pride Cupcakes”. We’re one step closer to marriage equality for all. Love is love, I say! So, these rainbow cupcakes. I usually try to stay away from using artificial coloring, but sometimes you just have to make an exception. (Though my next project…

Ground hazelnuts and what to do with them

What do you do when you’re given a huge can of ground hazelnuts? Round 1: chocolate hazelnut cookies and hazelnut cakes Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies Recipe from Completely Delicious Ingredients: • 1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, room temp • 1 1/2 c. sugar • 2 large eggs • 1 tsp. vanilla • 2 1/4 c. flour…

Baking with matcha

Finally, finally, I remembered to buy some matcha for baking. On the menu: Chocolate Cupcakes with Azuki Filling, from Chockylit Green Tea Cupcakes, taken from this Pomegranate Green Tea Cupcake recipe, also from Chockylit Matcha Cream Cheese frosting that I found over on this lovely blog, Une-Deux Senses. Notes: I added Meyer lemon zest to…

Beer and Chocolate

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, like every other baker and food blogger out there, I made cupcakes involving chocolate and Guinness. Cake recipe courtesy of Global Table Adventure and frosting recipe from Baking Bites.

Tea & Cake

Tea for two…or a dozen. Black Tea Cake with Honey Buttercream. This lovely recipe from Pastry Affair, with Mariage Freres “Marco Polo” instead of the called for black tea. For no other reason than that I have a huge bag of it in the cupboard, just waiting to be used up. A lovely tea cake,…