Archive for the ‘Desserts’ Category

Almond Meringues

October 30th, 2014 | Cookies, Desserts, Gluten free, Pastry, Quick | Christi | No Comments

Making meringues can be tricky. There is a long list of things that can go wrong- overbeating, underbeating, not adding enough sugar, forgetting the cream of tartar, not having the whites at the right temp, starting off on too high of a mixer speed, and so on. However, once you are comfortable making a meringue, […]

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Baileys Chocolate Mousse

September 20th, 2014 | Chocolate, Desserts, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | 1 Comment

Baileys Chocolate Mousse 2 cups chilled heavy cream 4 large egg yolks 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon Baileys liqueur 7 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), chopped Garnish optional: lightly sweetened whipped cream Special equipment: an instant-read thermometer Heat 3/4 cup cream in a 1-quart heavy saucepan until hot. Whisk together yolks, sugar, and a pinch […]

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Quick and Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

June 6th, 2014 | Cake, Chocolate, Desserts, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

When given a choice in desserts, I usually go for fruit or vanilla flavored delicacies. When I do get a chocolate craving, these are great to have around. They are not the deep chocolate brownie type, but a light cocoa-coffee flavored cake with a light crumb. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy with a mug […]

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Cranberry Cake

January 16th, 2014 | Cake, Desserts, Fruit, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

This cake is ridiculous. Ridiculously good. Once you get a taste of this cake, you may end up buying up all the fresh cranberries at your grocer. Cranberries freeze beautifully, so you can make this cake anytime the craving hits. There’s a good chance I will be making this again within the week. Don’t judge. […]

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Cinnamon Crumb Coffeecake

October 1st, 2011 | Bread, Breakfast, Cake, Desserts, Pastry, Quickbread, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

Sometimes I like to talk. Alot. I have to hold myself back from yapping the other person to death. Of course, there are other times where I love to embrace the silence. A nice book, an evening walk, or maybe even a weekend brunch filled with brown sugar and cinnamon- in the form of these […]

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Tuxedo Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

September 15th, 2011 | Chocolate, Desserts, Fruit, Quick, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

These are chocolate-covered strawberries to the max! Perfect for your next event, birthday, or weddings! Or heck, make them for a romantic evening with your boo-boo. Super easy to make, and quick to boot. These little guys should be made not more than a day in advance, as the berries can start getting a little sad […]

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Chocolate-Covered Cream Puffs

August 7th, 2011 | Chocolate, Cookies, Desserts, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | 2 Comments

Cream puffs, profiteroles, pate a Choux…they all sound so distinguished. Fancy dancy, which can mean disaster in my kitchen. Thankfully with a bit of patience and a watchful eye, these babies will be popping out of your oven in no time. Cool them completely before filling with cream. You can also use pastry cream, if you wish. […]

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Turkish Baklava

July 26th, 2011 | Cookies, Desserts, Pastry, Turkish, Vegetarian | Christi | 2 Comments

I miss Istanbul. I miss the crazy bus drivers, the open bazaars, and the amazing street food. I miss the sweets- Turkish delight, and authentic baklava. Then again, sometimes you have to improvise. Turkish baklava is traditionally made with pistachios. That can get expensive, so a mix of almonds, cashews or walnuts are also delicious. […]

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Honey Almond Squares

June 1st, 2011 | Cookies, Desserts, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

Honey is amazing, especially if you find the good stuff. Personally, I get tired of the honey bear tube of sugar syrup that they sell at the grocery store. But not so long ago, we had the good fortune to meet a honey grower right here in Orange County. Their honey is the real stuff. […]

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Vanilla Pound Cake

May 21st, 2011 | Cake, Desserts, Vegetarian | Christi | 3 Comments

My first pound cake was from the freezer aisle. Seriously. Yay for Sara Lee. However, I quickly was barred from having frozen prepared foods from my preservatives-conscious mother, and since she didn’t bake, I was not to have pound cake until years later when I attempted to bake them at home. Which was, of course, […]

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