Nov 19, 2015

Bourbon Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

Bourbon Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake

Have you ever had a pouring of bourbon in your hot chocolate? I have, many times. What started as an extra something in my coffee (mainly Baileys, which has whisky of course) found it's way into my hot chocolate, which is dark and not too sugary.

Oct 28, 2015

Red Lentil and Carrot Soup

Lentil and Carrot Soup

Sometimes you just need a bowl of soup. A good one.
I made this lentil and carrot soup on a whim, to use up the ingredients I already had in the fridge, and to quench the inevitable soup craving I get when the weather starts to get chilly. 
Also, I simply love this cookbook, which I also bought on a whim as explained in the post about the chocolate almond buckwheat cake.

Oct 5, 2015

Pumpkin Apple Crumble Cake

Pumpkin Apple Crumble Cake

Since it's officially spring here, it's officially fall for most of you reading this post. Time for the best fall cake I've made in a long time. Pumpkin apple streusel cake is your answer to chilly weather, crisp leaves and the need to be done with summer fruit (though that never ever happens to me, but still).

Sep 29, 2015

Lemon and Blackberry Teacakes

Lemon and Blackberry Teacakes

These cute, little, individual lemon and blackberry teacakes are my way of reluctantly inviting the beginning of cold weather into your kitchens, because spring is starting here, but most of you are enjoying fall weather.
Berries and lemon, a sunny combination and an awesome recipe.

Sep 21, 2015

Alice Medrich's Easy Cocoa Brownies

Alice Medrich's Easy Cocoa Brownies

I became predictable and started piling up brownie recipes. And cake, let's not forget cake. There's so much cake in the recipe archives of this blog, it might as well be called vintage cake. 
But you're here for these easy cocoa brownies, a recipe by the chocolate master herself Alice Medrich. A name that kinda guarantees the outcome, doesn't it?

Yet, these were a surprise. Though not completely, because they have been making the rounds for years now. But still, I was a teeny bit skeptical. Shame on me, they are awesome and more. One of my favourite brownies from now on.

Aug 21, 2015

Bourbon Barbecue Sauce - a tale of two recipes

Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

I tend to fix on a recipe and just don't let it go. Sometimes it’s an old recipe I made years decades ago, but I just need to make it again. That’s how I made this maple walnut pound cake after a million years, or ended up making two bourbon barbecue sauces out of nowhere. Because when I started looking for the original recipe in my old bon appetit magazines, I found a new version online, and just couldn’t help but make them both. Lucky you. 

May 14, 2015

Easy No-churn Chocolate Baileys Ice Cream

No churn Chocolate Baileys Ice Cream

This is the kind of ice cream recipe that, if you like dark chocolate and baileys, will have you running to the kitchen to make it right now. After that you can only go one way: make it as often as you can. Easy no churn chocolate baileys ice cream by David Lebovitz. Enough said.

The recipe is well known by now, a master concoction from the paris-resident baker, whose ice cream recipes are some of the best around, they really are. This caramel ice cream and the chocolate chip ice cream (an adaptation from this one) are proof. You may know the whole sack by a handful. 

Apr 19, 2015

Lemon Lime Pound Cake #SundaySupper

Lemon Lime Pound Cake #SundaySupper

As deceptively simple as the title is, considering the years I've been baking and the fact that plain cakes are my favorite thing to bake when I have that urgent and eclectic need 'to bake a cake', this is a remarkable recipe which now holds the number one spot for pound cake, citrus or otherwise. 

I'm trying to ease my way again into this blogging-as-a-hobby-thing I started 3+ years ago, and am joining one of my most cherished groups today, Sunday Supper, where I learned SO much about this blogging business and made some of the most mind-blowing virtual friendships I didn't know could be made.

Apr 10, 2015

Peach Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Peach Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Should we introduce ourselves again? Hi, I'm Paula, and I used to be a rather prolific food blogger.

Jan 22, 2015

Orange and Cream Mini Scones

Orange and Cream Mini Scones

If you turn on the oven now, in an hour you can have the kitchen smelling amazing and these buttery, mildly sweet orange and cream mini scones standing beside your mug of tea – coffee for me please.
They are by far my favorite recipe; no surprise since it comes from Nancy Silverton, one of my most admired bakers ever. 

Nov 24, 2014

Fudgy Peanut Butter Brownies

Fudgy Peanut Butter Brownies

The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is old as *fill in the blank*, yet it never amazes me how amazing it is, as redundant as it sounds. Even here, where dulce de leche rules, especially with chocolate, these fudgy peanut butter brownies were the belle of the ball way after the pan had only some crumbs left. 

Sep 8, 2014

Baked Ricotta with Roasted Tomatoes and Onions

Baked Ricotta with Roasted Tomatoes and Onions

And arugula. And parmesan shavings. A few good olive oil swirls. More parmesan in the batter. 
Yes, baked ricotta rocks. So easy and so good. 

Aug 31, 2014

Ottolenghi's Olive Oil Crackers

Ottolenghi's Olive Oil Crackers

I realized a few months ago that no matter how much I try, I always find a way to pile up more cookbooks onto my life. The last batch was virtual, so I don’t even notice my buying is out of control again. Except for the credit card bill. No, don’t worry, it’s not really something to be worried about, but hey, the buy-with-1-click button is not helping. Just saying.

Aug 24, 2014

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

These lemon crinkle cookies are the only lemon flavored cookie recipe you need; they’re simply sensational, with fresh lemon flavor.

While I was busy working, it seems everything happened when it comes to food blogging. So many of my friends met face to face, in real life, whatever way you call it. This conference, that conference, meeting over coffee…guys, I’m so jealous.

Aug 4, 2014

Blueberry Coconut Crunchy Bites - a guest post at BonBon Break

Blueberry Coconut Crunchy Bites - a guest post at BonBon Break Magazine

Miniature food, just like baby animals, are so cute you always want it, don't you agree?

I missed my first deadline to write this guest post, hangs her head in shame, so I decided to make something very special for you the second time around. In my dictionary it must taste amazing and be simple enough for today's hectic lives, and these blueberry coconut bites are exactly that. This is an online magazine for mom's for god's sake, they're always busy!
The first time I heard about BonBon Break was when Tara asked to share my sweet blackberry cheesecake ice cream. That was months ago, and since then I'm watching it grow on a regular basis, making my contribution today much more exciting.

Jul 12, 2014

Strawberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies

To say that this country is all about the soccer world cup final match tomorrow, might be the most accurate sentence I’ve written so far since I started blogging. The understatement of 2014. Weather and politics have taken such a back seat lately, they don’t know where to stand. And we don’t care, that’s how much of an impact this sudden soccer match has on us. Football, as called everywhere but in the US, rules. No other sport can barely stand up to it, the passion and time devoted to it makes the superbowl pale in comparison. And the World Cup... well, it's like taking the superbowl worldwide, you get the idea. 

Jun 28, 2014

Easy Baked Macaroni and Three Cheeses

Well hellooooooo…    yes, it’s been that long, I know. How have you been, my friends? I’ve missed you like crazy, and you should’ve listened to my inner talk about this one being the week when I would resume my blogging; every single week since the third one of February when I posted the cheesecake brownies.  A minor detail the fact that I was hardly baking and/or cooking. Minor.
So let’s wing it and go straight to this easy recipe for baked mac and cheese.