Archives for February 2015

Pains au Chocolat (Chocolate Croissants)

Get fancy and make your own Chocolate Croissants with this easy to follow recipe.

pain-au-chocolat

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Today we’re getting fancy with my all-time favorite French pastry. Last year I tackled a challenge I’d made for myself. Conquer the art of making croissants from scratch. After a massive fail I succeeded and was beyond excited to share the results with all of you. Now some of you might remember that I promised to update the post with some step by step pictures to make it easier to follow along. My original aim was to get ’em up by Christmas, but time just got away from me. But I didn’t forget ;).

pain-au-chocolat

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I couldn’t help but think that this was a great time to whip up chocolate croissants. I actually can’t imagine a better time, ha!

So follow along and let me show you how to pull off this French classic. [Read more…]

Samoa Brownies

Samoa Brownies – Homemade Brownies slathered in Chocolate, Caramel and Toasted Coconut Flakes. Yum!

samoa-brownies

Nothing better to start out the week than with a pan of decked out brownies. Or you can already start planning your treat for the upcoming weekend – there’s nothing wrong with dreaming about a weekend indulgence on a Monday. It’s probably the key to a happy week ahead :). Yup, it definitely is.

You most likely guessed by now that these brownies are inspired by my very favorite Girl Scout Cookies – Samoas. Also known as Caramel deLites. Am I the only one that had no idea Samoas were renamed to Caramel deLites? I was educated by my Facebook feed the other day (one of my friend’s shared a picture of her box) and I could hardly believe it.

samoa-brownies

Turns out their name was changed back in 2011. So needless to say, I was torn as to what to call these brownies. But after much pondering, I came to the conclusion that they shall forever be known as Samoas to me (I just can’t get myself to make the switch). Samoa Brownies it is. You can, of course, call ’em whatever you fancy.

No matter the name, the taste will still be out of this world. [Read more…]

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