Bread · crackers · Shortbread · Uncategorized

Chili Basil Shortbread

Chili Basil Shortbread is a tender, flakey, savory shortbread flavored with Thai chilis, fresh basil and garlic. Cut into rounds and serve with sliced cheese or use this as a crust for your favorite quiche. I’ve mentioned my friends Luda and James. They have the large vegetable garden and sometimes they give me fresh produce… Continue reading Chili Basil Shortbread

Bread · Uncategorized · Yeast Bread

Marmalade Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

Spices, candied orange peel and a decadent ball of chocolate ganache make these marmalade chocolate  hot cross buns outstanding. My sister always hated raisins. She thought they looked too much like chocolate chips so it was deceptive to use them. I’ve never shared my sister’s dislike for raisins but I do love chocolate and orange.… Continue reading Marmalade Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

Bread · Breakfast · Donuts · Uncategorized

Brioche Donuts Filled Three Ways

Brioche donuts filled three ways – dark chocolate, lemon and raspberry – gives your family variety without too much effort. I’m not a morning person. I usually get up around 9 and it’s not until about 7 PM that I’m fully awake. Friends can call me any time. They know if they need a late… Continue reading Brioche Donuts Filled Three Ways

Bread · Cream Puffs · Pastries

Chocolate Cherry Paris-Brest

Chocolate Cherry Paris-Brest – light choux pastry filled with cherry pie filling and chocolate cream in an elegant presentation. This decadent dessert is easier than it looks and you can even make the parts ahead of time! A French baker invented the Paris-Brest to celebrate a bicycle race from Paris to Brest. This ring-shaped eclair… Continue reading Chocolate Cherry Paris-Brest

Bread · Yeast Bread

Chocolate Caramel Monkey Bread

Chocolate Caramel Monkey Bread – Soft buttery bread filled with chocolate and caramel topped with chocolate and caramel sauce. Make sure you have some friends over so you don’t eat this all by yourself! I’m glad there’s a hair salon below my apartment. I often give the employees the things I bake for the blog… Continue reading Chocolate Caramel Monkey Bread