Baking Obsession

 Favorite dessert recipes and more

Month

March 2009

A Fighter Jet in the Sky Cake

I can’t believe my little baby has just turned seven! I guess he is not a baby anymore… It seems like he was two yesterday. We’ve been busy lately with all the planning and celebrating (that’s why I’m not always… Continue reading →

Coconut Financiers with Tropical Fruits

I bake with coconut often. This is the only nut my kid can eat. And besides, I like the taste. For these financiers I went with good quality dry papaya and pineapple as a topping, the ones that can be… Continue reading →

Hippo Cake

This is my attempt to recreate a girl’s favorite toy in a cake form for her 3rd birthday. I don’t exactly know why this creature turned out looking so sad. Maybe the fact that I was making it at 2AM… Continue reading →

Citrus Ricotta Cookies

We are on spring break now. My son keeps me busy involving into his numerous plays and activities (that’s a major disadvantage of having an only child). And although Tim loves his cookies readily available he is absolutely against me… Continue reading →

Sbrisolona

In my opinion (I’m sure I’m not alone here), the best part of these streusel cakes is the streusel topping itself. Can you imaging a goodie entirely consisting of the delectable buttery and nutty crumbs? And that  is exactly what… Continue reading →

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies with Fleur de Sel Cardamom Caramel Filling

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear “thumbprint cookies” is a jewel-like, jam-filled vanilla cookies. And they are delicious (if the jam is good), no doubt. But this time I decided to shake it up a little…. Continue reading →

Fresh and Extra Creamy Homemade Ricotta Cheese

I’ve been asked a lot how I make this cheese and here is the answer. The recipe produces very delicate and smooth ricotta. It really matters what kind of dairy you use: organic whole milk and not ultra-pasteurized cream are… Continue reading →

Fresh Ricotta with Caramelized Pineapple/Banana Topping

I wouldn’t even say it’s a recipe (it’s too simple to be called that); it’s more of a suggestion, one of a hundred possible ways to enjoy fresh cheese. And the cheese has to be fresh. So, either make your… Continue reading →

Focaccia filled with Cheese and Salame (Focaccia con la Ricotta)

There’s something savory for a change; something rustic and delicious in its best Italian simplicity. You can call it a filled focaccia or pie. But either way, the main point remains the same. There are two layers of soft yeasted… Continue reading →

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