The iconic jelly roll. A cake that your mother or grandmother might have made back in the day. I confess that I never made one myself up until now. I’m not sure why. It ended up being incredibly easy and I was pleased how pretty it looked. The perfect little cake to whip up for an afternoon gathering or a simple dessert for a Saturday night supper. [Read More…]
The recipe for this smooth silky Chocolate Cheesecake was rediscovered when my youngest son asked me for a recipe to bake a cheesecake for his girl friend. He wanted to surprise her. After telling him how adorable he is, which he did not seem to appreciate, I went ahead and dug up this recipe. It is a simple cheesecake recipe that I used to make for holiday parties back when the kids were small and I did not have a lot of time to fuss around in the kitchen.
This recipe for Chocolate Chip Biscotti makes the best biscotti out there. I say this with confidence and include it in comparison to the biscottit I find enticingly displayed at the wonderful Italian bakeries in Boston’s North End. Don’t get me wrong, their biscotti is good and well worth seeking out. It’s just that in my humble opinion, the recipe here for Chocolate Chip Biscotti is even better. [Read More…]
Have you ever owned a favorite cookbook that you literally want to make everything in it? That is how Yotam Ottolenghi’s “Sweet” is for me. It is filled with gorgeous photos and recipes of his signature baked goods from his popular restaurants in London. Everything in this book looks so delicious and amazing but at the same time very approachable. Those of us, with even a few basic baking skills under our belts, can successfully bake most of his recipes.
A few weeks ago I went ahead and made the Orange Honey Madeleines which I must say came out down right fabulous. Too braggy? I was all set to share them with you in my next post, when his Lemon Blueberry Tea Cakes caught my eye. They looked so darn cute in the photo, I really had no choice. Plans for the day were set aside and I went to the market, stocked up on lemons and blueberries and baked off some of those little darlings that very afternoon. [Read More…]