Archive for ‘Sweets’
July 15th, 2015

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

This is the type of cake that calls to you. You may find yourself cutting thin slices off whenever you pass through the kitchen. It isn’t too sweet, and it is incredibly moist. I read a lot of recipes, and their are some cake recipes that claim to actually get better with age. I had […]

June 19th, 2015

Strawberry Pudding

My sister visited from California last week, so one day we went to the city. It was one of those perfect New York days. The sun was mostly shining, the weather was warm, and the stench of sidewalk trash had yet to set in. We didn’t really have a plan, no dinner reservations to catch, […]

June 16th, 2014

Best Ever Doughnuts

National Doughnut Day may have passed, but that doesn’t (and shouldn’t!) mean you have to stop eating doughnuts. If you’ve never made doughnuts– it’s time– you’re in for a treat! A few weeks ago I wrote a piece for Food52‘s Heirloom Recipes column. It’s for “Best Ever Doughnuts” a recipe that came with my grandma […]

March 21st, 2014

Donut Muffins

Is it a donut or a muffin? It’s both. And I sort of didn’t believe that it could be. I have always been skeptical of those donut baking pans. If you want a donut, something crisply fried on the outside, tender and moist on the inside– just eat a donut. Although the donut shape they […]

Crispy or chewy, flat or cakey, everyone has their preferences when it comes to cookies. But I guess you could say, that I am egalitarian– I like them all. Every cookie has its place; and it’s often in my belly! There are times when I want just a little something sweet, just a discrete bit, […]

November 11th, 2013

Chocolate Guinness Cake

I don’t care for beer. Really, I never have. This is not so much a problem now, but imagine being in college, and refusing that red Dixie cup full of suds at a backyard party. It just never seemed right to say, “I would really prefer a glass of wine.” So I took the cup […]

October 1st, 2013

Cheese Blintzes

Let me tell you a little story. It’s about being dim (my being dim, of course). I went to the cheese shop that I always go to. They have a really wonderful house-made ricotta there; it’s light, with just the right amount of salt, and tastes like cream. I was going to bake a ricotta […]

September 17th, 2013

Black Bottom Cupcakes

My dad never liked his cupcakes to be frosted. This was enough to make my little, childhood head explode. How could he not like mounds of sweet, buttery topping? But my mom respected his preference. Whenever she would make cupcakes, she always left a few unfrosted for him. There they would sit– lonely, topless, dry– […]

This summer I have had malted milk on the brain! For me, this meant malted milk balls, and malted milk powder, getting swirled together with vanilla ice cream to make a malty and delicious mess. The mess was then made into an ice cream cake. The beauty of this dessert, is you get to sit […]

June 26th, 2013

Everything Cookies

Something happened to the way that I cook when I moved to the East Coast. I waste very little. It’s not that I was a spendthrift before– but I was guilty of throwing away sorry looking-vegetables in the bottom of the crisper, or leftovers that weren’t appealing to me anymore– they just got discarded. I […]

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