Thursday, October 16, 2014

Caramel Chocolate Brownies

It`s almost Halloween!! Eeek, I`m super excited, even though I don`t have any plans yet. It`s all the candy and the cute little baby costumes. I have a baby cousin who`s a little over 1 year old and I seriously cannot wait to see him in a costume! Ahh, babies in costumes are just about as cute as baby socks and shoes. Haha!

My aunt`s birthday was this month and she requested some brownies. I`ve baked many brownies throughout the past 4 years of my baking addiction, but it`s still very hard for me to decide which recipe to make when I want brownies. I wanted a really good recipe and something more special than just regular ol` brownies since it was her birthday,

So, I added caramel chocolates in the center.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Dulce de Leche Donut Holes with Coffee Milk Glaze

I think this is my final recipe with dulce de leche! Haha. Hope you weren`t annoyed with all of my dulce de leche recipes. ;) These crazy easy donut holes were made and inhaled (eaten, if you want to be sensible), months ago.  I just couldn`t figure out the right time to share the recipe.

Then I realized, donut holes can be consumed any day of the year! Just kidding, I definitely know that (evidenced by my Instagram). Honestly, I just didn`t want to overwhelm you all with dulce de leche recipes since I was eating my homemade stash like a maniac.

Also, it`s because I literally just typed the recipe right before I`m writing this post. I had scribbled the recipe on a post-it note and left it somewhere. I searched through all my drawers to find it!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Apple Pear Strudel with Maple Glaze

Yay, it`s my first Fall recipe for the season! It`s an easy-peesy recipe, too. Because sometimes (almost always for me) I just want to eat something super awesome without having to spend over 2 hours making it.

Common recipes considered to be simple, such as cookies, brownies, muffins, quick breads, and etc, are seen as those go-to recipes. They`re usually straight-forward and hassle-free. (Unless, that is, you`re not making them roasting strawberries or browning butter...) It doesn`t take much to whisk together dry and wet ingredients and combine them both. Yet, when you include the baking time (quick breads take an hour sometimes!), washing the dishes, and randomly cleaning up afterwards, it takes me at least 2-3 hours!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Strawberry Lemon French Toast Bites

Am I late with the whole strawberry and lemon combo? It just turned Fall, so I feel that it`s out of place. But, this can`t wait until next year. :P Plus, the holidays are coming and this French toast will make a delicious breakfast or brunch on a holiday morning. I mean, who wouldn`t love a cheery breakfast dish on a gloomy Winter morning (or late afternoon), right? Right.

Yeah, I totally rationalized to myself and you about why I`m posting this. (I have a degree in psychology, so I unconsciously analyze these things. Whoops, did it again. Haha!)

I used fresh strawberries, but frozen would work just as well. So, this recipe is not confined to just the Spring and Summer months.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Blueberry Coconut White Chocolate Cookies

More blueberry recipes? Yes!! I`m going to squeeze in as many berry recipes before the season changes. Hope that`s a-okay with you folks. I`m sure you don`t mind more blueberry recipes, right? If you are, I bet you`ll reconsider after trying one of my blueberry recipes. :P

Actually, I made these cookies using frozen wild blueberries. Nope, not fresh blueberries. Which is why I decided to post it now, when the berry season is coming to an end. This way, if you`re craving some hint of Summer during the cold, windy, or snowy months, no fear. You have these.

After reading in Thomas Keller's famous baking book, Bouchon Bakery and his preference for using frozen wild blueberries in his muffins, I started using them instead of regular frozen blueberries. Just in case you didn`t know, wild blueberries are much smaller than regular blueberries. Hence, they have less juice. But, still have that blueberry taste we all love. I`ve baked with them before and liked the results.