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.
In college, one of my go-to quick desserts were mini pudding cups. I'd cut up a rolled-out pie crust and place them in a muffin tin and blind bake them. Meanwhile, I'd make chocolate pudding (from the box) and stuff the cups. It was super easy and looked quite impressive. I have nothing against chocolate [...]
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 [...]
Does the internet really need one more brownie recipe? YAAAAASSSSSS. I love experimenting with different brownies recipes. Recently, I stumbled upon a recipe by food gastronomist himself, Mr. Alton Brown. His recipe seems really straightforward, but the technique is a little different, as the brownies are essentially twice-baked. He bakes it for 15 minutes, lets [...]
Ask any Taiwanese native what's the one store you need to visit, they'll respond "7-11". What? Hear me out. 7-11 in Taiwan (or in Asia in general) is simply ~amazing~. They have delicious prepared foods, snacks, drinks, you name it. Whenever I visit, I always grab the following items: tea egg from the steamer, apple [...]
Holy moly, this is the truffle to end all truffles. You guys. These truffles are rich, chocolatey, and has the perfect amount of booziness. What's not to like? This recipe combines really simple ingredients, requires very little hands-on time, and looks so, so good. They make great holiday gifts or bring them to your next [...]