Classic Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Friday, January 29


I love birthdays! They offer the perfect excuse to make cakes, particularly fat layer cakes that make you feel like a giddy six year old. For my mom's birthday, I wanted to make a cake that incorporated her favourite classic chocolate buttercream frosting. Of course it's a perfectly wonderful frosting, but it is so common.

Gluten-Free Graham Wafers and Nanaimo Bars (Daring Bakers' Challenge)

Wednesday, January 27


In order to celebrate the 2010 winter Olympics in Whistler Canada, The Daring Kitchen proudly presents these divinely rich Canadian dessert bars. The January 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Lauren of Celiac Teen. Lauren chose Gluten-Free Graham Wafers and Nanaimo Bars as the challenge for the month. The sources she based her recipe on are 101 Cookbooks and http://www.nanaimo.ca/.

Clementine Ginger Sugar Cookies

Friday, January 22



Were it not for the fact that my fingertips and nails would turn orange, I could easily go through an entire crate of clementines in one day.

Caramel Pecan Bars

Friday, January 15


I warned you about this caramel obsession. And I still can't quite explain the fascination. Maybe I just like to perform kitchen alchemy and watch the way white sugar transforms into a dark camel coloured creamy substance.

Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies (take 2)

Thursday, January 7


When I made these cookies the first time I only made half the recipe and I didn't use high quality chocolate. Anxious as I was to try the legendary cookies, I resorted to Nestlé chocolate chunks.

Millionaire's Shortbread Bars

Saturday, January 2



Happy New Year! I hope everyone had fun ringing in 2010 and that you have fully recovered from the champagne headache.
 

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