Dessert

Banana Coconut Macaroons

Banana Coconut Macaroons

52 weeks of cooking – Oceania These small cookies will take you away in one bite to a tropical island. Comprised mostly of coconut with a taste of banana and a hint of pandan these make me remember the humid heat of my early days […]

Vegan Mexican Chocolate Cookies

Vegan Mexican Chocolate Cookies

52 weeks of baking – Dietary Restrictions While working on Class Afloat I had a cook’s mate, my dedicated helper. Over the years I worked with a few different girls, each had a different skill level from basic food knowledge to culinary graduate. They helped […]

Slab Ricotta Crostata with Jam

Slab Ricotta Crostata with Jam

52 weeks of baking – Italy When feeding a crowd making regular sized pies or anything individual takes time, I prefer to make large trays of things to save time. This is where slab pies come in handy, a larger, thinner pie made in a […]

Rosewater Pavlova with Pistachios and Apricots

Rosewater Pavlova with Pistachios and Apricots

52 weeks of baking – Eid al-Fitr I’ve been making pavlova since the 7th grade. In social studies class we were assigned to report on the culture of a country of our choice. Back then I was obsessed with Lord of the Rings so I […]

Pineapple Meringue Pie

Pineapple Meringue Pie

52 weeks of baking – Fresh Fruit Inspiration for this recipe came from the fact that I had a pineapple that needed using and I seem to have endless amounts of egg whites on hand from making ice cream. I tried looking for a pineapple […]

Apple Cider Vinegar Caramels

Apple Cider Vinegar Caramels

52 weeks of baking – Candy Everyone makes mistakes in the kitchen, miss read a recipe and measure a cup of salt instead of sugar, burn something, undercook it or make a giant splattery mess. I’ve made my fair share of mistakes, but mostly I’ve […]

Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bars

Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bars

Sometimes accidents help you create beautiful things you didn’t know you needed in your life. On OHP I made carrot cake cupcakes, it was Easter, you have to have carrot cake, but something went wrong. I don’t know what happened, I must have added too […]

Fruit Dumplings

Fruit Dumplings

52 weeks of baking – Czech Republic These little fruit dumplings are from the Czech Republic and make for a lovely low sugar dessert. Traditionally stone fruit like plums and apricots are wrapped in a yeast dough and cooked in simmering water until they are […]

Chamomile Honey Bundt Cake

Chamomile Honey Bundt Cake

52 weeks of baking – No sugar I’m always trying to cut down on sugar in my baked goods. It’s needed for texture in cakes and cookies, but sometimes it just seems like an overwhelming amount, especially when you are making a huge amount of […]

Banana Split Cupcakes

Banana Split Cupcakes

52 weeks of cooking – Rainbow Sometimes you just need a ridiculous dessert. I’m not necessarily talking a show stopper but just something with a lot of components that makes for a wow both in taste and appearance, to me taste always comes first. These […]