Last month, Ian celebrated his THIRTIETH birthday. To celebrate, I baked him a 4-tiered, peanut butter cup cake. A lot of recipes online simply did chocolate cake with a peanut butter frosting. But I wanted the cake itself to have chocolate & peanut butter combo. The result? Peanut butter goodness.
If macarons are the finicky, pain-in-the-butt to make cookies, then castellas are the macaron-equivalent of a cake. At first glance, castellas don't look super difficult. It's a loaf cake. What can be so hard about it? Well, the hardest part is keeping the shape once it's out of the oven. A lot of times, [...]
Yesterday was Mother's Day, and I didn't get to celebrate with my mom since we live on opposite coasts of the country. But in reflecting about my childhood with my mom, I am often brought back to going to Asian grocery stores (mainly 99Ranch). Like most grocery stores, Asian grocery stores often come equipped with [...]
Yoo-hoo! This past weekend, we welcomed May and I baked up a storm. The theme was all things chocolate. So this coming week, you'll be seeing so. much. chocolate, and I'm thrilled about it all. First up on the list is this decadent chocolate lava cake (aka molten chocolate cake or petit gâteau, if you're [...]