Chocolate Crackles were always included on the plates of Christmas cookies my mom put together every year for her friends, coworkers, and relatives. I’ve always loved their crackled appearance and chewy texture so I like to continue the tradition and include them on my Christmas cookie plates as well. But this year I decided to change up the plain chocolate cookie recipe a bit by adding chopped dried tart cherries and extra chocolate chips to the dough. Continue reading →
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I know that some of you looked at the title of this recipe and thought sourdough chocolate what? Or perhaps you thought it was a typo and that this is actually a sour cream chocolate cake. Actually, it is a sour cream chocolate cake, but the recipe title is also correct. This chocolate cake includes a cup of sourdough starter in the batter, which is awesome for those of us who keep sourdough starters for bread and are sometimes looking for ways to use up the cup of starter that gets discarded when feeding our bubbly little pets. If you don’t have a sourdough starter, don’t worry, this cake can easily be made without one and it will still be an absolutely delicious chocolate sour cream cake. Instructions for doing this are in the recipe notes. If you would like to experiment with sourdough, here are my instructions for creating your own starter. Continue reading →
I hope you all have a wonderful day filled with family, friends, and lots of pie.
I’ll be adding a thick cream cheese glaze to this and delivering it to a friend as a belated birthday gift later today. I started with a recipe I found through The Food Librarian but made some changes to the ingredients and process. Assuming this cake tastes as delicious as I think it will, I’ll share my version of the recipe later in the week. Meanwhile, if you have access to Fuyu persimmons and have never used them in a cake, check out the original recipe and give it a try. Happy baking!
Today I gave myself permission to let go of responsibilities and deadlines and just play in the kitchen. I started the day thinking I would pull out my sourdough starters and give them some love but I ended up going a different direction entirely. At some point this morning I was reminded of a gluten-free brioche roll recipe I had seen on the Cup4Cup Gluten-Free Flour website. Since I still had most of a bag of the Cup4Cup flour (I first talked about and used this flour in this Sweet Potato Bread) and a fresh supply of my favorite Kerrygold butter, I decided to go ahead and try the brioche roll recipe. Just because. Continue reading →
I love quick breads. They’re easy to make, the recipes can easily be changed up to fit your mood, and pretty much everyone loves them. I know I haven’t met a quick bread I didn’t like. So when I saw a recipe for a Sweet Potato Cranberry Quick Bread pop up on Facebook yesterday from a new-to-me food blog called Beard & Bonnet, I had to investigate a little further. Continue reading →
As promised, today I’m going to share how I made Phil’s messy but delicious lemon birthday cake. This rich, buttery bundt cake is infused with lemon zest, filled with a delicious Meyer lemon curd, and topped with a tart lemon glaze. Too much lemon? Never. Continue reading →