Baking Obsession

 Favorite dessert recipes and more

Month

March 2008

Café Volcano Cookies

These cookies are bumpy, and nutty, and ugly, and … so good! Despite a generous amount of nuts, they are as light as feathers. And may be because of this lightness (not to mention-flavor), I can finish a half of… Continue reading →

Honey-Drizzled Chocolate Ricotta Fritters

These are wonderful and irresistible. I’m not promoting fried food here, but it won’t hurt to treat yourself once (or several times) in a while. The recipe is from “Chocolate Holidays”.

Citrus Olive Oil Cake with Rhubarb Compote and Sour Cream Ice Cream

The recipe for this bright yellow, zest studded cake is from my newest bargain, “Dolce Italiano” by Gina De Palma. The texture of the cake, due to a good amount of extra virgin olive oil and cornmeal, is soft and… Continue reading →

Tuna Empanaditas

These little appetizers are not made from traditional empanada dough. It’s probably their shape is responsible for the name. You can use either a store-bought or home-made puff pastry. For filling, buy good quality canned tuna packed in olive oil…. Continue reading →

Capers and Lemon Dip

Serve this one with crudités.

Smoked Salmon Spread

I like it best with a fresh baguette.

Roasted Eggplant and Bell Pepper Spread

The quantities of the ingredients listed below are for guidance only. You can change the proportions according to your taste. If you favor the bell peppers, increase their amount. Or throw in another eggplant, if an aubergine is your thing…. Continue reading →

Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Parmigiano Dip

Serve with bright and crispy vegetables.

Spicy Spanish Eggplant Dip

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