Raspberry Pecan Tart

Yield: one 9-inch tart Recipe: 102/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 116      After several months of not posting any new recipes from Anna’s cookbook, I decided that it was time to remedy this! I “owed” my boyfriend two cakes due to two lost bets, and as per his request I made this delicious-looking raspberry … Continue reading

Coconut Cake with Seven-Minute Frosting

Yield: one 8-inch two-layer cake Recipe: 98/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 148      I enjoy coconut desserts as much as the next girl, and since it had been quite some time I decided to make a nice big cake – for no occasion at all other than pure enjoyment. Simply put, the cake is delicious. … 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

Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars

Yield: 15-20 bars Recipe: 28/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 67      With Easter weekend coming up, I evidently wanted to bake something to bring to the family dinner. I would not be myself if I did not bring a dessert for such a supper. This peanut butter Nanaimo bar recipe came in second last … Continue reading

Coconut Hazelnut Biscotti

Yield: about 3 dozen biscotti Recipe: 21/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 40    Another new type of dessert to be tried: biscotti! I had not eaten many biscotti in my life, much less make them. I now know that biscotti are twice-baked and are meant to be dry. Having a bunch of hazelnuts on hand … Continue reading

Banana Coconut Muffins

Yield: 10 muffins Recipe: 19/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 214    Something I love baking is muffins. Muffins are versatile, delicious and usually quite filling, just like these ones. They’re almost like a healthy cupcake (or so I like to think when I’m eating one!). This recipe for banana coconut muffins was bound to be … Continue reading