Salted-Chocolate Hot Fudge Sundaes

Chocolate and ice cream are our two favorite desserts. This one went over very well with the crowd. I made the salted chocolate bits but I am not sure it was worth it. This is the second time I have made salted chocolate and it just isn’t necessary for me. The fudge sauce is of…

Olive Oil and Wine Cookies

I made these in January 2017. Here is what I had to say back then. Olive Oil and Wine cookies from Baking Chez Moi (page 315). Dorie says these are from the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the south of France, a non-butter region. The cookies are usually made with Muscat de Rivesaltes but I just used…

Popcorn Streusel Tops

These popcorn streusel tops are packed with corn flavor from cornmeal, corn kernels and popcorn. I was up to the challenge of all the ingredients. The shortbread base of these cookies include flour, cornmeal, butter, sugar an egg, vanilla and corn. I bought a fresh ear of corn to use since it was still in…

So-Good Miso Corn

This week on Cook the Book Fridays we are cooking with summer corn. I actually had all the ingredients for this one: miso, olive oil, butter, za’atar, salt, pepper and fresh basil. This one did not do it for us. Surprisingly, we didn’t taste much of the miso or za’atar and I even doubled the…

Caramelized Cinnamon-Milk Chocolate Tart

I have been looking forward to this tart for a very long time and I was not disappointed and neither was my family. Armed with my cinnamon from Costa Rica, one of my friends bought for me, I delved into this recipe. A quarter of a cup of sugar is caramelized with two cinnamon sticks….

Classic Brownies

There is only one way to eat a brownie in our house and sans nuts please. Delicious, classic and make again. Head over to Tuesdays with Dorie to see what others thought.

Blueberry-buttermilk Bundt Cake

With the heat of the summer, blueberries are in season every where so this was the perfect summer cake. It was painful to turn on my oven, we were having a heatwave in California, but I did it any way. I had most of the ingredients for this bundt cake but picked up fresh blueberries,…

Double-Mint Milk Chocolate Mousse and Gelee

Mint is not my husband’s favorite flavor, he prefers I not use fresh mint in dishes and mint chocolate chip would not be his ice cream of choice. On the other hand my son and I love all thinks mint so I jumped into this recipe from Baking Chez Moi with both feet. I don’t…

Biarritz Cookies

This week on Tuesdays with Dorie we are baking from Dorie’s Cookies. Biarritz cookies are a soft cookie made from almond flour, flour, confectioners’ sugar, butter, milk, egg whites that have been whipped up and sugar. The cookies are then pipped on to a tray. I followed Dorie’s instructions and made my first batch the…

Canistrelli

Another non-sweet wine cookie from Baking Chez Moi. I remember the Olive Oil and Wine Cookies we made in the past, they were not my favorite. I was willing to buy the white wine for these but not the Pastis which is an anise flavored liqueur. Steph helped me pick Limoncello from my available liqueurs….