June 2010

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Holes

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

Because it's Father's Day, and because we love our dads (and because our dads love sweet treats!) we're excited to share this stellar recipe for *baked* donuts made with natural sugar and vegan ingredients.

Recipe: Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

(Oh, and a little warning: as lovely as these are, they're still decadent!)

Vegan Braided Cardamom Bread with Slivered Almonds

Vegan Braided Cardamom Bread with Slivered Almonds

Naomi, the baker who created this beauty, says: "fluffy, golden, and sweet-but-not-too-sweet, this vegan cardamom bread is a great breakfast or snack (and would make some amazing french toast)."

We'll be there for breakfast and oh: we take our coffee black.

Recipe: Vegan Braided Cardamom Bread with Slivered Almonds

Bamboo Double Salt Box

Bamboo Double Salt Box

Totally Bamboo Double Salt Box

I totally dig this little salt safe made of strong and beautiful, not to mention environmentally friendly bamboo. The double chamber design lets you store your 2 favorite kinds of salt, so your fleur de sel de Guérande and your pink Himilayan rock salt will always be at your fingertips. ;)

Learn more / buy here

Strawberry Crostata

Strawberry Crostata

The original recipe called for rhubarb and raspberries. Since rhubarb is very difficult to find here in Brazil, I used strawberries instead - and it worked really well!

Recipe: Strawberry crostata

Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes

Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes

Naomi of Bakers Royale composes sweet decadence: "Open wide for a symphonic session of sweetness. It's Cupcakes Gone Wild - a chocolate cupcake with a pocket of caramel sauce tucked inside, and on top of that is caramel buttercream with some sprinkled brown sugar pecans and to finish everything off, drizzled caramel and chocolate sauce." Wow, bravo!

Recipe: Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes

Pear Chocolate Brownie Tarts

Pear Chocolate Brownie Tarts

Look at these perfect little chewy brownies with sliced pears on top and tell me they aren't irresistible, I dare you. (There used to be a commercial in Europe where chocolate was slowly and lusciously poured on top of a beautiful pear and ever since then, I've deemed it the perfect pair: needless to say I'm all over these tarts.)

Recipe: Pear Chocolate Brownie Tarts

Dorie Greenspan's Perfect Party Cake!

Perfect Party Cake

From Honey & Jam.

The perfect cake for any day of the week!

Recipe: Dorie Greenspan's Perfect Party Cake

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Outstanding Chocolate Chip Cookie

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Chocolate chip cookie connoisseur Sarah combines two famous recipes, the New York Times one and the Cook's Illustrated one, to make an absolutely outstanding chocolate chip cookie.

Story and Recipe: The Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crunchy Aromatic Bread Rings

Crunchy Aromatic Bread Rings

Crunchy Middle Eastern sesame-topped bread rings flavored with ground cherry pits, cumin and aromatic anise - a gorgeous flavor combo in a cute little package - I love these!

Recipe: Ka'ak - Sesame Rings

Swiss Black Forest Cake

Swiss Black Forest Cake

Father's day is this weekend, and I haven't met a dad yet that doesn't love Black Forest Cake. Deeba bakes this light and beautiful Swiss Black Forest Cake made with fresh cherries, whipped cream and a healthy dose of chocolate. I know for a fact my dad would LOVE this.

Recipe: Swiss Black Forest Cake