this year’s Easter cake!
white chocolate and malt cake with whipped vanilla pudding filling and white chocolate frosting
decorated to look like a malt robin’s egg, because that’s my mom’s favorite Easter candy
Recipes for Pies and Tarts! (recipes)
Need some pie baking ideas for this Thanksgiving?! Wait no more!
- All-American Apple Pie
- Apple and Pear Pie
- Apple Caramel Cheesecake Piewith Toasted Pecans
- Apple Cider Pie
- Apple Galette
- Apple Tarte Tatin
- Apricot Pie
- Autumn Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie
- Blueberries ‘n Cream Pie
- Blueberry LatticePie
- Blueberry-Almond Tart
- Blueberry-Apple StreuselPie
- Blueberry-Peach Galettes
- Buttermilk Pie
- Caramel Apple Pie
- Cherry Pie
- Cherry Pie with Cream Cheese Pastry Crust
- Chocolate Buttermilk Pie
- Chocolate Cream Pie
- Chocolate Meringue Pie
- Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Pie
- Coconut & Lime Cream Cheese Pie
- Coconut Custard PieCoconut Custard Pie with Whipped Cream Topping
- Coconut Pie
- Creamy Lemon Meringue Pie
- Decadent Chocolate Ganache Pie
- Dutch Apricot Pie
- Early American Buttermilk Pie
- Easy Lemon Meringue Pie
- Egg Custard Pie
- French Apple Tart
- Fresh Blueberry Pie
- Fresh Cherry Cobbler
- Fresh Lemon Curd Tart
- Fresh Lemon Meringue Pie
- Fresh Raspberry Tart with Lemon Filling
- Fresh Strawberry Pie
- Grandma’s Rhubarb Pie
- Grandma’s Fresh Cherry Pie
- Grape Pie
- Individual Nectarine Tarts
- Innkeeper Pie
- Key Lime Pie
- Key West Key Lime Pie
- Lattice Cherry Pie
- Latticed Peach Pie with Peach Brandy
- Lattice-Top Mulberry or Blackberry Pie
- Lemon Apple Chess Pie
- Lemon Tart with a Lemon Pecan Crust
- Lemon-Buttermilk Meringue Pie
- Lime Custard Tart
- L’orange and Citron Cream Cheese Tarte
- Macadamia Nut Pineapple Tart
- Margarita Key Lime Pie
- Microwave Sour Cream Lemon Pie
- Milky Way Tarts
- Mississippi Mud Pie
- No-Bake Lemon Cream Tart
- Old Fashion Fresh Apricot Pie
- Old Time Chess Pie
- Old-Fashion Apple Pie
- Old-Fashion Blueberry Pie
- Old-Fashion Fruit Tart
- Old-Fashion Pecan Pie
- Old-Fashion Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
- Old-Fashioned English Custard Tart
- Oven Fried Apple Pies
- Peach Custard Pie
- Pear and Almond Cream Tart
- Pear and Almond Tart
- Pear Praline Pie
- Pear Tarte Tatin
- Pecan Streusel Apricot Pie
- Plum Galette
- Plum Pie Augusto
- Puff Pastry Apple Tart
- Raspberry Sour Cream Tart
- Recipe for Cookie Crumb Crust
- Rum Raisin Apple Pie
- Rustic Chocolate Raspberry Heart Tart
- Scrumptious Strawberry Tart
- Shoofly Pie
- Sour Cream Raisin Pie
- Southern Fried Fruit Pies
- Spiced Peach Galettes
- Strawberry Almond Chocolate Tart
- Strawberry Hazelnut Tart
- Strawberry S’More Tart
- Summer Cherry Pie
- Summer Tart
- Sweet Potato Pie
- Very Lemon Pie
- Vinegar Pie
- Walnut Chocolate Chip Pie
- Walnut Fudge Pie
- White Chocolate and Blueberry Tart
- Worlds Best Apple Pie
If someone made me one of these pies I would love them 6ever
it’s my braintwin/best friend/best partner ever’s birthday today!
either way she’s turning twenty-two, so she’s getting really old. which means there’s a swiftly closing window of how much longer she will be attractive, but i am pretty sure i will continue to love her nonetheless.
sooo, i made her some cupcakes! which she won’t be able to eat because she lives in england and i live free, but it’s the thought that counts. just so she knows that i am celebrating her existence over here, as well. with cake and nutella, as she would want me to!
i love you, loreh, and i hope you have a wonderful birthday <3
white frosted: blue creme of vanilla cake with vanilla meringue frosting
brown frosted: blue creme of vanilla cake with nutella icing (which i have dubbed “the lorena”)
what i made my mom (and family, but mostly just mom) for valentines day:
chocolate covered strawberries
chocolate covered fresh blueberries, but i call it “bear poop”
and heart-shaped braided herb and cheese bread
so, i made poffins (also known as ‘pokemon food’)!
courtesy of the recipe by gourmet gaming
the only things that i changed was that i put twice as much yeast in mine, and left out the bread flour. i found that they puffed up much better when i used all purpose, because the gluten in the bread flour wasn’t sticking them down and making them dense
i also filled it with cream cheese and homemade blueberry jam, because it just seemed more nutritious for a working pokemon (or pokemaster)
and while i do not like the new generation of pokemon, and this is not the pokefood i grew up with- they are pretty freaking delicious
my mom is actually making me make them every week, so she can eat them before work.
so thank you to those at gourmet gaming for the recipe, and be sure to check out that blog! i love it!
apple pie dumpling with homemade caramel sauce
just something i tried one night to see if i could do it. it’s very time consuming, but i think it’s totally worth it!
let me know if you guys want the recipe. it’s too long to type up just for the sake of it, but if anyone’s interested then i would be glad to share.
dark chocolate covered marshmallows
so i made these yesterday and gave them out at my mom’s work
because i am generous and all that
and also because i love valentines day- and why not start the celebrations as early as possible?
i’m thinking about maybe trying to sell them to my facebook friends, but i am so horrible at sales it’s ridiculous.
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 2 large eggs
- 3 bananas (overripe are best)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 cups flour
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
preheat oven to 325°f. grease and flour two loaf pans.
cream together butter and sugars until thoroughly combined. add eggs one at a time, mixing each until completely combined. mix in milk and vanilla, slice bananas and stir until mixture forms a paste.
in separate bowl, combine dry ingredients; flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and baking soda. with mixture on low speed, add into wet mix 1/3 at a time, mixing until completely combined after each addition.
pour mixture into loaf pans and bake for 40 minutes.
chocolate-banana marble: make batter as above. pour half into another bowl and add to one 3 tablespoons cocoa powder and mix until combined. pour into loaf pans and swirl with knife.
chocolate chip: add in 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
cinnamon-cranberry swirl: mix into batter 1/3 cup dried cranberries. while pouring batter into loaf pans, sprinkle in 3 tablespoons cinnamon and 3 tablespoons brown sugar
healthy whole-wheat: substitute 1 cup flour with 1 cup whole wheat flour
pecan: add in 3/4 cup chopped pecans
streusal-topped: in seperate bowl, put together 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup cold butter. combine until crumbly and sprinkle over bread before baking.
ginger spiced: add into batter 1 tsp. ground ginger, 1 tsp. nutmeg and 1 tsp. allspice
kissed wild mulberry pie
so i made this today because i was bored, and needed to make a dent in my frozen mulberry reserve before the spring comes and we go out to get more.
i call it ‘kissed mulberry’ because mulberries have really small, thick stems that don’t break down in cooking, and it’s really time consuming to go and snip all of them off- so to get rid of them i clip off the stem from each individual berry with my front teeth, so it feels and looks like i’m kissing them. any germs that it transfers die in the sugar syrup bath that’s about ten degrees hotter than mordor, so it’s all good.
each of the leaves were cut out with a knife. other than that, nothing too fancy- but i’m really proud of how it turned out.
some rose cupcakes i made today
it has rose flavored cake, infused with candied rose petals
then it’s topped with rose & mint flavored meringue icing (it’s actually a light mint green color because there’s some chemical reaction that goes on between the rose tea that i used for flavoring and the base of the egg whites- it’s actually super neat to watch!)
the decorations are a bunch of miniature roses made with homemade mint-flavored marshmallow fondant, dusted with sea green food-grade glitter, and then topped with cinnamon candies and chocolate crunchies.
i even put some of them in these neat rose-bouquet cups that i found in the baking aisle of walmart.
i’m actually quite proud of them. they taste even more delicious than they look- really very delicate and fresh!
they look like they’re ready to be served at a wedding or a garden party.
my halloween cupcakes this year! i’m actually quite proud of how they came out. they’re exactly what i expected!
decorations are: a blood-splattered rat, a brain, a rat eating a brain, and just plain blood-splattered
cake: devilish spicy red chocolate cinnamon
frosting: maple butter cream
decorations: homemade marshmallow fondant brain infused with mini cinnamon candies, gummi rats, and grenadine mixed with powdered sugar for blood
now i have about five pounds worth of acorns to leach and grind. it’s a time-consuming process, but i don’t mind. the smell of acorns is one of the reasons i love fall.
and besides, the acorns would have just been sitting and rotting in the parking lot of my mom’s work if we didn’t collect them and put them to the use they’re intended for.
and pretty soon, i’ll be eating the acorn bread i wait all year for. wee!