Baking Obsession

 Favorite dessert recipes and more

Month

May 2008

Fleur de Sel and Hazelnut Brittle

If I was asked to name my favorite cookies of all, that would be it. Although, I’m not so sure that they can be actually considered as cookies per se. Or maybe they can because of their shape, in this… Continue reading →

White Chocolate and Brie Cheesecake with Fleur de Sel and Hazelnut Brittle

Following the French and white chocolate idea introduced earlier I’m offering this cheesecake. No, this cake is not as sweet as the previous one. The white chocolate here doesn’t dominate, it leaves you wonder and beg for more. The cake… Continue reading →

L’Opéra

This was my debut in the Daring Bakers Challenge. The baking task was the white chocolate l’Opéra, which in this interpretation was not the French classic, to be exact. The shape of the cake and the flavorings were left up… Continue reading →

Chocolate Plastic Roses

I’m posting the recipe and step-by-step instructions for making the chocolate plastic roses. Maybe someone will find this information useful. I really do like the chocolate plastic as the cake decor. It is easy to work with, looks great, holds… Continue reading →

Cinnamon Rice Pudding (Arroz Con Leche)

Recently, I discovered two wonderful blogs: Bakerette and Cannelle et Vanille devoted to baking and dessert making. Their photos is pleasure to look at as well as the well-written stories to read. My eyes were caught by the rice pudding… Continue reading →

Cocoa Nib Ice Cream

There is another jewel from Alice Medrich’s “Bittersweet”. The book is worth buying for this ice cream recipe along, and for her advice on rescuing seized ganache. The author describes the ice cream flavor as “ rich, clean chocolate …… Continue reading →

Brownie Lollipops with Milk Chocolate and Caramel Sauces

This is a neat solution for kids parties. Wooden sticks as handles eliminate sticky fingers and minimize the mess. But watch for the double dippers! The brownie recipe is from Nick Malgieri’s “Chocolate”. The brownies are good, very fudgy, of… Continue reading →

Milk Chocolate Sauce

I used this sauce for dipping the brownie lollipops (the recipe follows). The recipe is from the famous Dorie Greenspan’s “Baking”. Although the flavor was nice and clean, I wish the sauce would be a bit thicker for this particular-dipping… Continue reading →

Tofu, Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Strudel with Red Pepper Sauce

Even the most eager carnivores need a break once in a while. This is one of my favorite vegetarian dishes. It’s tasty, healthy, full of protein. If you have preconceived opinion regarding tofu (which I think you should not), I… Continue reading →

Chocolate Blackout Cake

This is a truly American classic. It got its name from the blackout drills performed by the Civilian Defense Corps during World War II. When the navy sent its ships to sea from the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the streets of… Continue reading →

Coconut Marshmallows

I like marshmallows. But I don’t eat the store bought variety. Once, being incautiously curious, I read the list of ingredients on a marshmallow package… I’ve been making them ever since. And they are not difficult to make. If you… Continue reading →

Asparagus-ricotta tart with Comté cheese

Finally the weather is getting warmer. Neither the soul nor body demand for stew for supper. Quick and flavorful tarts and quiches are replacing hearty meals. Serve a crisp-fresh green salad on a side and don’t forget a glass (or… Continue reading →

Brown Butter, Lemon, and Caper Biscotti

This is an adaptation of Martha Stewart’s recipe. To assure the crispiness of the cookies I substituted some part of the flour for cornmeal. For the same reason, I let them dry in the turned off oven overnight (suggested baking… Continue reading →

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