Cakes · Charlottes · Uncategorized

Blackberry Charlotte Royale

Blackberry Charlotte Royale is as tasty as it is stunning. Blackberry jelly roll slices surround a light blackberry mousse. Charlottes are an old-fashioned treat that needs to be revived. They are mousse or pastry cream contained by sponge cake and/or lady fingers. I’ve made several of the ones encircled by lady fingers. They are elegant… Continue reading Blackberry Charlotte Royale

Bread · Uncategorized · Yeast Bread

Garlic Herb Croissants

Garlic Herb Croissants combine the buttery, flakey decadence of croissants with basil, garlic and parsley. The unbaked croissants freeze well so make them ahead for special occasions. I recently took a refresher course on croissant making.  It was online so my friends and I gathered to make it a dinner party.  I asked the instructor… Continue reading Garlic Herb Croissants

Candy · Marshmallows · Uncategorized

Espresso Marshmallows

Espresso marshmallows are packed with coffee flavor. They are perfect for hot chocolate, adult s’mores or on their own. I started making marshmallows a few years ago. Once you discover how amazing homemade marshmallows are, store bought marshmallows just don’t cut it.  There are two types of homemade marshmallows – Italian meringue and gelatin-based. Italian… Continue reading Espresso Marshmallows


Chocolate Hazelnut Linzer Cookies

Replace jam with chocolate hazelnut spread and then add some ground hazelnuts to the dough for a wonderful holiday treat.  Chocolate hazelnut Linzer cookies are bound to become a tradition in your family. My daughter, Becks, was the most picky eater in our family.  When she was young, she rejected foods on texture and taste.… Continue reading Chocolate Hazelnut Linzer Cookies

Bundt cakes · Cakes · Uncategorized

Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake

Chocolate fudge bundt cake – dense, brownie-like cake topped with dark chocolate ganache. Rich chocolate fudge runs through each slice. This is a recipe I modified from one my sister left behind when she died. She left behind a list of ingredients and a title so it was a little like a technical challenge on… Continue reading Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake