Monday, April 27, 2009

Flourless Chocolate Cake

A couple of weeks ago, I was looking for a new cookbook to buy. I decided to email my friend Jessica (Who happens to be a FANTASTIC baker!!!!) for some suggestions. She suggested the "Baking Illustrated". As I "patiently" waited for my book to arrive in the mail, I was brain storming about what kind of recipes I would find in my new baking book. All I could think of to bake was a chocolate mouse cake, or something along that line. When my book arrived, I found a picture for the Flourless Chocolate Cake, and it looked just like a chocolate mouse cake. So, of course I had to tackle this recipe first. I made 2: one for my family to test trial, and a second for a friend of mine as a birthday present. So far only my family has tried it, and they said it was delicious, and it did taste like a chocolate mouse cake! This is definitely a recipe I will use over and over again!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Brownie Peanut Butter Cups

Once a week I take a painting class, and each week I keep everyone up to date with all the goodies. After everyone asking each week why I hadn't brought any goodies along, I figured I was long overdue! I was looking for something that was simple, different, easy to transport, and as always, delicious! So I made homemade brownies, that were baked in muffin tins. While they were still warm, I filled them with peanut butter, and then topped them with chocolate and peanut butter morsel chips. They were delicious! I will definetely be baking these again!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter

Hello all! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. I know our family sure did. Between our big Easter dinner and our Egg Hunt, I'm surprised anyone had room, or the energy, for dessert. But thank goodness they did, because they sure did enjoy the cake and galettes I made. Also, we had two apple pies! The cake I made was a white almond cake with a raspberry filling, and a whipped cream frosting. YUMMMYYY!! The pictures are above. The pictures below are of the two galettes I made. One was peach and raspberry. The other was strawberry and blackberry. I think it went over well because everyone wanted to try each dessert, and there were barely any leftovers.