If a frosted cake is a “must have dessert” for you, then try either of these recipes. Both are super simple and utterly delicious. The first, Ganache, is a rich, thick, glossy topping, and the second is a traditional powdered sugar frosting.
Mint is a traditional flavor during the holidays, served up in a variety of desserts and drinks designed to wake up the senses and kindle the passion of the season. Think rum fruitcake. Plum pudding. These are the holiday flavors without which it would not be the holidays.
If you love carrot cake you will love this cake, which is something of a variation on a traditional cake. This one is a little darker, a little heavier than most carrot cakes, with a little more spice and zip. Make it on a rainy Sunday afternoon, and have a slice with a cup of coffee. It’s the best!
As weird as it may seem, these cookies are made with a type of ammonia that is intended for baking. It was used for leavening in the days before baking soda or baking powder. The cookies have a light lemony flavor because of the lemon oil, but when they’re baking your house will honestly smell like you’re cleaning the floor.
Biscotti! What a unique, singular treat! Cookie connoisseurs everywhere recognize this lightly-sweet, understated cookie as the classic. It’s exactly dense enough, and exactly sweet enough to quench most cookie cravings. And, it’s an elegant cookie you can serve to guests, yet so sturdy that it can survive bouncing around for a day inside a backpack without being crushed.
Bread Pudding is one of the simplest, most satisfying comfort foods around. It’s sweet enough for dessert, but it has a certain bready solidness, a flavor that says ‘I’m delicious, not decadent.’
Who doesn’t love a rich, intense chocolate cake? This cake is both deeply chocolate yet quite light and delicate, lovely on its own or with icing. Either way, it’s a cake to dream about. If you’re a chocolate lover you’ll never go back. Plus, as always, its very easy, a one-bowl recipe that you can deliver in well under an hour, cooking time included.
What? Caramel Corn? Oh, yeah! It’s a super-delicious treat, and though it seems like such a common food, it’s probably just a once a year guilty pleasure when you go to the county fair. Maybe not even there. In any case, though, everything homemade is worlds better than anything commercially produced and this caramel popcorn is no exception. It’s the finest, most excellent stuff you’ll ever pop into your mouth. Don’t think Cracker Jacks, either. Just make a batch and you’ll know what I’m talking about. And, guess what? It’s easy to make.