Sunday, January 04, 2015

Hair of the Dog Cake

Triple Shot

If ye be feeling rough, get thee into the kitchen and make this cake.  Yarr!  Hair of the Dog cake.  Interesting.  In the book, the Baked boys say this cake is also known as Rum Flavoured Hot Milk Cake with Broiled Rum Brown Sugar Frosting.  They had me at the first 'rum'.  I think the former, rather than the latter is an easier name.  But the latter name makes me want to make this cake right now.  I mean right freakin' now!  There's rum in it!!!  Rum!  Rum!  Redrum!  No, none of that...only rum.

So when I saw that the next recipe was a cake, I panicked a smidge.  For me, a Baked cake means layers and well, I still get anxious making layer cakes.  But wait, this cake is only one layer.  Panic receding....

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Wintermint Cake

Merry Cake-mis


This cake was not a miss at all!  Wow!  Such a beauty.  In the book Baked Occasions it looks stunning (shown here), all in shades of pink.  
Pic from Baked Occasions

I would dare say it looks too beautiful to eat.  But come on!  It's a cake!  And a Baked cake at that?  So it's going to be good!  And it would be terribly rude to not have a piece.  Do NOT embarrass me in front of company!

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Date Squares

Square Dates

I have eaten many a date square, as they seem to be what every grandma/aunt/mother made in my youth.  But I have never made date squares.  And that folks is as interesting as this post is going to be.  Hit the snooze button as often as needed, to get through this.  Just be comforted in the fact, that it does come to an end (one assumes).

This is a super easy recipe.  Perhaps that is why these squares are made so often for bake sales.  Also, it is an inexpensive dessert to make.  And chances are, you have all the ingredients needed for this recipe in your pantry, apart from the dates.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Campfire Cookies

 No Camping Required

What the devil is a campfire cookie?  Well, I'm glad you asked. (Just play along this is going somewhere good.)  Why a campfire cookie is a whole lotta s'mores and a little bit more. (OMG, I just wrote a slogan.)  Nailed it.  

So this is my apron of choice for today's baking adventure.  And I may or may not have told hubbie to get out of the kitchen house (spoiler--I totally did).  What?  If you love something or someone, you're supposed to set it/him free (in hopes that he comes back with a doughnut from Suzy Q doughnuts.)  What?  That's the way the saying goes.  I couldn't make something like that up!  Oh and he can pick himself up something too.  (Yup, selfless I is.)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

S'more Style Chocolate Whiskey Pudding

S'more please

I wasn't sure if I'd have time to make this recipe (our last recipe from Baked Elements).  But I pulled up my big girl pants and got in the kitchen.  Luckily this is another easy recipe.  I don't make pudding very much so hopefully it turns out!  Of course seeing Mark's instagram pic of his finished pudding product got me in the mood.  Yeah, I'm totally in a pudding mood.  It's a mood people!  My mood ring often turns to pudding.  What?  Why would I lie about something as sacred as my mood ring?


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Roll it, Slice it, Bake it

Roll with it, baby.  Unless you're a pumpkin and then we bake with it, baby.  Yes, Baked loves Pumpkin.  And so do I.  Not sure about pumpkin in cinnamon rolls though. But far be it from me to doubt my Baked Boys.  I'm pretty sure they are cool with me calling them that now.  We have a connection me and my Baked Boys.  Well...I met them...and it was magical...okay, it was a book launch and a new bakeshop opening for them.  Yes, I'm a foodie geek.  And I met up with some of my pals from Baked Sunday Mornings to celebrate the new book, Baked Occasions, and the opening of Baked Tribeca (the Baked Boys 2nd bakeshop).  This was another amazing bit of New York City that I got to experience.  I will be sharing that in another post.

Baked Occasions-the 4th Baked cookbook!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes

Got Mayo?

A cupcake made with mayonnaise?  "Eww", I heard a voice in my head say.  Um excuse me?  What are the main components of mayonnaise?  Eggs and oil.  Why?  Well, those two things are generally the basis of cupcakes and cakes.  So there!  Sheesh, a little defensive about baking?  I know you are, but what am I?  'Nuff said. 

Now before we get to the recipe, let me just say I LOVE NYC!  Yeah, I was just in NYC.  No biggie.  Just my first time EVER going to NYC!  I don't wanna blow this out of proportion or anything...or exaggerate...but it was TOTES AMAZEBALLS!!

And I am TOTES DEPRESSED that I had to leave NYC.  (I think she liked it.)  Good Grief, Charlie Brown why did we leave?  Well, other than the fact that we couldn't afford to live there, we couldn't afford to live there.  Two good reasons.  You win this one, Chuck.

There were so many great things about this trip.  (Big and small.)  You know when you've wanted something for so long and when you finally got it, you were a little disappointed.  Yeah, we've all experienced that.  But this long awaited dream did NOT disappoint.  NYC lived up to all my expectations.  And I can't wait to go back.  A new blender wouldn't be a disappointment to me either (just sayin').  What?