June 2010

Zesty Italian Porchetta Pizza

Zesty Italian Porchetta Pizza

I can't get enough of Zenchef's pizzas. This zesty savory pie has a decadent serving of Italian porchetta (described in his blog post)  as well as artichokes, caramelized onions and aged sheep cheese - oh my!

Recipe: Porchetta Pizza

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Crispy Espresso Chocolate Cookies

Crispy Espresso Chocolate Cookies

from Kekstester

Anne from Kekstester ("Cookie Tester" in German) has created what could be the ultimate Monday morning pick-me-up cookie. Using strong organic espresso, chopped whole coffee beans, rich dark chocolate chunks and all-natural ingredients, this caffeine-enriched creation is sure to give your day the kick-start it deserves.

Recipe and story (in German): Crispy Espresso Chocolate Cookies

Loco for Coconut Cupcakes

Loco for Coconut Cupcakes

These pretty and aromatic cupcakes are for serious coconut lovers only. Made with coconut rum, coconut milk, shredded coconut, coconut extract, and topped with luscious Malibu frosting, mmm... I take it back. Silly coconut lovers will love these too!

Recipe: Coconut Rum Cupcakes

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Savory Puff Pastry Shells with Quinoa and Asparagus

Savory Puff Pastry Shells with Quinoa and Asparagus

I know it's gonna be a shocker, but this sweet-toothed baker occasionally eats savory stuff too. (Not that anyone should care, really.)

Puff the magic pastry looks absolutely mouthwatering here in a magnificent shell-form made even better with the addition of not only asparagus, but quinoa too. As Ina Garten would say, how bad could that be?

Not bad at all, Ina, not bad at all. In fact, most excellent would be a better way to describe it.

Recipe: Savory Puff Pastry Shells with Quinoa and Asparagus

Gorgeous French Pie Dish

Gorgeous Pie Dish

Emile Henry 9-Inch Pie Dish, in Cerise Red

Emile Henry delivers the goods with this classic 9-inch pie dish. People who have one rave about the amazing baking properties, great durability, beautiful presentation, and easy cleanup. I love the fluted rim, gorgeous glaze and natural clay construction. Want!

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Lovely Natural Strawberry Tart

Lovely Natural Strawberry Tart

Once again the Blue Ridge Baker delights me with her fantastic baking styles. This simple and beautiful tart is made with fresh strawberries, natural palm sugar - and lots of love!

Recipe: La Palette's Strawberry Tart

Chestnut Cream Sandwich Cookies

Chestnut Cream Sandwich Cookies

For some of us, summer's just around the corner. South of the equator, all of autumn's bounty is fresh and delicious. Vanille hails from France but lives in New Zealand, and makes these lovely sandwich cookies that have a delightful layer of homemade chestnut cream - yum!

Story and Recipe: Chestnut Cream Sandwich Cookies

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Amaretti for Dad

Amaretti for Dad

These classic-style Italian macaroons are perfect for almond lovers. Celine bakes these delicious treats for her dad, as they're his favorite cookie - and I can appreciate why! Here's the twist: typically made with eggs, her recipe is made egg-free (and happens to be gluten-free too). Hint: These would make a wonderful treat for Father's Day next week. ;)

 

Recipe: Amaretti

Dark Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Dark Chocolate Creme Brulee

As if crème brûlée wasn't awesome enough. Ms Humble makes a rich dark chocolate crème brûlée with classic caramelized crust that pushes these decadent custards into "dangerous and addictive" territory.

 

Recipe: Dark Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Classic Sweet Cherry Pie

Classic Sweet Cherry Pie

from Zoom Yummy

Petra of Zoom Yummy bakes-up a luscious fresh cherry pie, and shows us how to make it step-by-step with photos. "This might possibly be the most delicious pie on the face of the Earth." I agree!

Recipe: Cherry Pie