Baking Obsession

 Favorite dessert recipes and more

Month

November 2007

Chai Tea Spice Cake

All my favorites spices are here. I was sure I would not be disappointed in the end result. The cake turned to be moist, buttery, very fragrant. This is a lovely treat especially during such dank weather outside. The recipe… Continue reading →

Roasted Yams with Spinach and Sautéed Onions

This is a result of my experiments in attempt to invent a new filling for a yeast dough pie. The final product happened to be so good that I decided it’s worth a life on its own. It will be… Continue reading →

Spinach, Onions, and Yams Pie

In Russia savory yeasted pies are very common. But I wanted to step off the traditional preparation method and try something new. So I tweaked the dough a little and it doesn’t require a long proofing time now. The crust… Continue reading →

Lemon Mascarpone and Blueberries Trifle

This dessert can be prepared in stages over several days. And after assembling it has to seat in a refrigerator for at least 6 hours or overnight which is even better for the cake to soak and flavors to blend…. Continue reading →

Lemon Angel Food Cake

We love home-made ice-cream, so I’m always in a search for the recipes utilizing left over egg whites. This cake fits the bill since the recipe calls for 14 egg whites. The cake is good on its own. But its… Continue reading →

Caramelized Onion and Bacon Tart

I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t like to eat caramelized onions. Although not everyone likes the smell of them cooking. This tart is so good that even the most dedicated haters of cooking onion aroma will change their mind after… Continue reading →

Viennese Chocolate Sablés

Recipes from Pierre Hermé guarantee a success. Don’t they? :) These cookies are from his “Chocolate Desserts“. I’ll just quote Dori Greenspan in her precise description of them: “Soft and crumbly, buttery and chocolaty, these are the cookies of old-fashioned… Continue reading →

Butter Twists

These cookies can be a great project to do with your kids. My son loves making wiggling worms from the dough. I help him a bit with the twists.

Cabbage Caraway Quiche with Gruyère

This quiche is equally good warm or at room temperature. You can refrigerate the leftovers and reheat them for lunch next day. I even like to steal a slice from the fridge and eat it cold.

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