Viennese Sacher Torte

Yield: one 9-inch torte Recipe: 10/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 166     Since my family was receiving the extended family for Christmas, I decided that it was time for me to make a special and elegant-looking dessert. Consequently, I decided to venture, go out of my comfort zone and make (or at least try … Continue reading

Classic Gingerbread Cake

Yield: one 8-inch square cake Recipe: 9/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 132     Following the oatmeal and raisin cookies I baked last week to start off the holiday season, I figured it was time to try something completely new to me. A classic to most, but undoubtedly new to me. This dessert I had … Continue reading

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen cookies Recipe: 8/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 20     As the holiday period (my favorite time of the year!) comes to a close, it is time to cook and bake for family and friends! My first recipe of the season was something that I never tried to make myself: oatmeal raisin … Continue reading

Basic Brown Sugar Cookie Dough

Yield: 2-3 dozen cookies Recipe: 7/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 17     It is finally that time of the year. My favorite time of the year: the holiday season! I simply love this period of the year spent amongst family and friends, baking and cooking, laughing and eating. It is that time of the … Continue reading