Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Freezer to the Rescue

I remembered today why I never make Brownies.


Jack and I went to visit the family on our annual camping trip (sigh...no sleepover this year) so I decided to make something from my baking list. White Chocolate Brownies seemed like a good pick, I'm not really huge into chocolate, but I do enjoy white chocolate. I didn't have macadamia nuts so I used Oreo cookies instead.

The recipe was easy to follow, I did have some fear when I had to melt the chocolate and butter together - this usually takes 2 or 3 tries before I get it right and don't burn it. When they were done I thought they tasted like garbage and I didn't even offer them to anyone I just put them straight in the freezer (I don't know, it's like grapes, sometimes things just need to be frozen to be enjoyed properly).

FREEZER TO THE RESCUE! They tasted much better frozen and everyone loved the camping treat

Friday, July 23, 2010

Coconut + Blueberries + Cheesecake


The first recipe on my Summer Baking List is done and it is OH SO GOOD!

I wasn't sure how the coconut and blueberry combination would work but I don't know what I was so worried about, it was great. I wish I could share them with everyone!! The crust was crispy, the cheesecake was smooth and creamy, and the blueberries exploded with blueberry goodness when I bit into it.

I fell asleep after making these and dreamed about whipped cream and toasted coconut - not even lying!!


When I make these again I will leave out the coconut from the crust and add lemon to the cheesecake.

Original Recipe HERE

P.S. Neev commented on my last post and asked where my cake plate was from. I couldn't figure out how to reply with an email (is it even possible??), anyway, I got it at Home Sense

Sunday, July 18, 2010


It seems that everyone lately has some sort of summer list they are working on so I made one for some FUN THINGS TO BAKE

-Pomegranate Cheesecake
-Cream Cheese Brownies
-Coconut Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
-Lemon Layer Cake with Curd and Blueberries
-Chocolate Carnutty Bars
-Plain Jane Lets Loose Cupcakes
-Strawberry Cream Cake
-Frozen Key Lime Pie
-White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
-Pumpkin Swirl Brownies
-Terrific Toffee
-White Chocolate Brownies

So there it is...now that I wrote it I have to make it!!
By the way, I keep recipes on my computer and in real life in a book so technically this is list one of two.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Martha Stewart Cupcake Club: FAIL

I am so embarassed!! I attempted to make Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes this month and they turned out HORRIBLE!! I'm not even posting a picture-they went straight to the garbage
I don't even know where I went wrong. I bought special chocolate, I was very careful not to over mix the egg whites, I let the chocolate cool before I added the yolks, I timed them in the oven

The end result was not good



True confession, I made these cupcakes weeks ago and was going to post as soon as I made them but I have been super busy with Jack. He just isn't into sleeping during the day.
Anyway, I made Salted Caramel Cupcakes for the fam on the long weekend. It turns out that when it comes to salt and dessert, you either love it, or hate it. Some people couldn't stop eating them and others politely declined taking one.
There are a few different parts to these bad boys but in the end, I say its worth it!