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 →
Entries Tagged 'Desserts'
While it’s honestly a little hard for me to imagine, I know there are some of you out there who don’t really care for pie. I may not agree with that sentiment, but I can accept it. And I can agree that there should always be room for delicious, seasonal, non-pie desserts on the Thanksgiving table. As long as there is also pie. Here are some ideas: Continue reading →
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!
I decided to reach way back into the archives today and pull up a favorite recipe from November of 2006 – Pumpkin Roll! I’m sure most of you have tasted some version of this delightful Autumn creation, but if not, you’re in for a treat. Pumpkin Roll is a spiced pumpkin sponge cake that is spread with sweetened cream cheese and rolled up into a pinwheel. It’s fairly easy to make, impressive-looking when sliced, and absolutely delicious. But you’ll have to travel way back to 2006 if you want to learn how to make it: Pumpkin Roll Recipe
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 →
As we’re transitioning from the Whole30 diet that we followed last month, I thought it might be fun to experiment with some grain-free baking. We have added small amounts of natural sweeteners, butter, and cheese back to our diet this week but won’t be adding any wheat back for a little while yet. This Snickerdoodle recipe from Deliciously Organic works perfectly for us at this stage because it uses almond and coconut flours in place of all-purpose wheat flour and is sweetened with a combination of honey and coconut sugar. I followed Carrie’s recipe exactly and these were simple to make and they turned out perfectly. The only real difference between mine and hers was that I used the convection setting on my oven when baking them. Even though I turned the temperature down and shortened the baking time, the coconut sugar browned faster than I was expecting. They didn’t burn, but they definitely have a delicious though unintentional caramel flavor. Next time I’ll bake them without convection and then see which I prefer. Continue reading →
Did you know that July is National Ice Cream month? Apparently Ronald Reagan proclaimed July 1984 to be National Ice Cream month and the tradition has continued since then. I suppose it makes sense that the hottest month of the year goes hand in hand with the coolest treat around, but I hadn’t really heard of National Ice Cream month until I was contacted by Tillamook to see if I was interested in playing with some of their ice cream to create a treat to celebrate this special month. I certainly don’t need an excuse to consume ice cream in the summer, but it was a lot of fun sampling some new Tillamook Ice Cream flavors and coming up with an ice cream treat to share with my family and with you. Continue reading →
This is an older post from deep in the Pinch My Salt archives that I decided to dust off and pull forward to share again. It was originally published in September 2006. Enjoy!
I purchased my ice cream maker late in the summer and therefore this second frozen concoction to emerge from it is a dense, creamy ice cream that manages to straddle the seasons – cooling me off during the still-too-warm days of late summer but welcoming fall with the warm flavors cinnamon and vanilla. Continue reading →