Classic Chocolate Sauce

Yield: 1 cup Recipe: 93/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 319      It is a well known fact that I am a lover of chocolate and, to warm my heart, of hot chocolates. When I am feeling fancy I like to top it with a heap of homemade whipping cream and small pieces of broken peppermint … Continue reading

Two-Bite Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Yield: about 6 dozen biscotti Recipe: 89/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 38     Chocolate. Almonds. Bite size. This recipe was a bit more complex than others but is very well explained, utilizes some of my favorite ingredients and generates a ton of biscotti. I just had to try it. I found that there was a … Continue reading

Bountiful Coconut Almond Bars

Yield: one 8-inch square pan, about 25 squares Recipe: 82/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 70      After having been crazy-busy with my PhD for the last 3 months, I have finally found some calm again, enough for me to get back into baking at least. I made these coconut-almond-chocolate bars for a colleague’s birthday today. … Continue reading

Baileys Chocolate Soufflés

Yield: 6 individual soufflés Recipe: 81/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 198     What is one to do with a large amount of egg whites leftover from making crème brûlées? Make soufflés, of course! Now I had never made a soufflé as I, like the majority of people I think, have always been intimidated by soufflés. … Continue reading

Marble Pound Cake

Yield: one 9 x 5 -inch loaf (about 12 slices) Recipe: 76/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 156      Happy new year everyone! I realized recently that although I had managed to post at least one recipe every month for the past 2 years, I have not published anything for November and December 2014, which is quite … Continue reading

Chewy Brownies

Yield: about 16-20 brownies Recipe: 67/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 291     Some people are not as fortunate as most people and are gluten-intolerant or even allergic. This makes me sad. Just to think of all the desserts that I could not eat and that I would have to miss out on makes me realize how … Continue reading

Light Fruitcake Ring

Yield: one 8-cup bundt cake Recipe: 60/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 250    My dad is generally not a huge fan of desserts, but one thing he adores during the holiday season is fruitcake. He always receives the store-bought fruitcakes as a gift (the ones with the red and green cherries). I thought that this … Continue reading