August 2010

Ice Cream Petit Fours

Ice Cream Petit Fours

I'm just going to come out and say it - I think petit fours are adorable. What's better than bite size dessert?! Not only are these vegan, but they're covered in chocolate and filled with homemade coffee ice cream and brown butter pound cake. 

Recipe: Ice Cream Petit Fours

Peach Berry Cobbler

Peach Berry Cobbler

Peach cobbler is a summer staple, and this one is a kicked-up version of the classic. Sean soaks his peaches in bourbon, throws blackberries into the mix, and covers it all with a molasses biscuit crust. Southern eating indeed! 

Recipe: Peach Berry Cobbler

Vanilla Bean Baby Doughnuts

Vanilla Bean Baby Doughnuts

Leave it to Heather to come up with the cutest little baked doughnuts on the planet. I was almost tempted to add the word "squee!" to the title, but this is a classy baking blog. ;)

Recipe: Vanilla Bean Baby Doughnuts

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Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Brownies

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Brownies

Decadent chocolate brownies topped with rich cream cheese chocolate raspberry truffle, and garnished with dark chocolate and beautiful fresh raspberries - a sexy little brownie that's sure to woo whoever you bake it for!

Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Brownies

Win a $25 gift card from Bake it Pretty!

Bake It Pretty Giveaway #1

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Bake it Pretty has a great selection of lovely decorative elements and tools for creative bakers, cupcake lovers, and sugar artists. I particularly love the India Tree Natural Food Coloring, and these super-cute reusable silicone teacup cupcake molds. A big thank you to the sweeties over at Bake it Pretty for the gift card!

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Rustic Cupcakes / Fancy Muffins

Rustic Cupcakes / Fancy Muffins

To me, muffins are like rustic cupcakes - and these muffins are pretty much like (healthier) cupcakes without the wrapper, filled with dark chocolate chunks, dried cherries, rich hazelnut flavor... and they just happen to be vegan to boot. Does that me we can have our cake and eat it too?

Recipe: Mo' Muffins

Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis

This French dessert is a perfect, simple way to use the rest of your fresh summer cherries. I love the way Swee describes the "sweet vanilla caramelized flavour" that lingers after baking. Isn't that just what the picture looks like? Julia Child would be proud. 

Recipe: Cherry Clafoutis 

Chocolate Bread Pudding with Pears

Chocolate Bread Pudding with Pears

from CaffeIna

In Italy, the chocolate-pear combo is a well-known aphrodisiac (chocolate-pear cakes are popular around Valentine’s Day) but I thought - why should we wait until dessert? Why not start directly at breakfast or snack time!

Recipe: Chocolate Bread Pudding with Pears

Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread

A big fun ooey-gooey pull-apart cinnamon roll sweet bread - baked from scratch!

Recipe: Monkey Bread

Durian Custard Mousse Cake

Durian Custard Mousse Cake

Durian lover? This pretty custard mousse cake features the infamous fruit that's been banned in some public areas in southeast Asia - but is also loved and revered for it's intense and unique aroma.

Recipe: Durian Custard Mousse Cake