Archives for September 2015

Crepe Layer Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Perfectly caramelized layers of crepes make for one of the prettiest and tastiest cakes you will ever dig into. Doused in a thick chocolate ganache, of course.

Crepe Layer Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Today’s cake is brought to you by pure intrigue and curiosity.

I don’t know about you, but until about a week ago I’d never heard of crepe cake or anything even close to it. I actually discovered it by browsing Youtube and stopping my scroll just long enough to be drawn in by those incredible layers. The tiny thumbnail definitely did it’s job and lead me to a video I just couldn’t get out of my head. I happened to watch it right before going to bed and had a hard time falling asleep in anticipation of what I was going to attempt to make the next day.

Crepe Layer Cake with Chocolate Ganache

As soon as I woke from my sweet dreams, I jumped out of bed and got to work. Not even bothering to put on appropriate clothes or get ready. The excitement was real.

Turns out, the result was so much more than I could have ever imagined or hoped for. This will change your culinary world. Get ready! [Read more…]

Glazed Pumpkin Scones

Buttery, soft, and ultra fall-like Scones. Perfect for your afternoon cup of tea or coffee on a brisk day.

Glazed Pumpkin Scones

It had been way too long since my last scone recipe. Upon realizing that scones haven’t been made since moving into our new house earlier this year, I immediately felt the need to get in the kitchen and steep a cup of hot tea as well. Even though I do not look forward to the colder days ahead, I can’t deny the fact that hot tea and a freshly baked treat taste better on slightly cool and comfy afternoons.

Glazed Pumpkin Scones

I don’t think that pumpkin scones come at any surprise. I mean, have you been reading this blog over the last couple of years? Specifically at this time of year?

That’s right. Pumpkin everything. Not only do the scones and the glaze contain real pumpkin puree, but I also couldn’t help but to break out my pumpkin and leaf cookie cutters. I am fully committed this year. FULLY. [Read more…]

Homemade English Muffins

English Muffins made by none other than YOU. That’s right – making your own from scratch is easier than you might think, which means you definitely need to give them a go. Do it!

Homemade English Muffins

I am not going to lie – fall baking is consuming my life right now. The weekend weather felt incredibly fall-like. Of course I didn’t dare to set a foot outside my door, but decided to bake up a storm in my kitchen instead. And it felt so good. I am back in my element wanting to make everything from scratch and putting my own spin on things.

On Saturday morning I woke up bright and early to get started on Homemade English Muffins. This was my very first attempt, you guys.

english-muffins

Ever since coming back from our travels, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at breakfast sandwiches. Complete with sausage, cheese, and egg. And when it comes to breakfast sandwiches I am all about English muffins. I’m sorry, but nothing else compares. They perfectly fit into your hand, have the right shape, and deliver on texture, chewiness and all-around goodness. Now that I know how to make my own, I am upping my carb game in the mornings.

Don’t mind if I do! [Read more…]

Twix Cookies

Buttery Shortbread, melt-in-your-mouth Caramel, and luscious Chocolate. If Twix candy bars are your thing, you will absolutely love these cookies!

Twix Cookies

Happy Friday to you. This weekend will be the first one in several weeks that we don’t have anything special planned. And I am more than okay with that. Don’t get me wrong, I am always up for an adventure, an experience or a spontaneous trip, but getting to spend 2 full days with no plans and my favorite person, is giving me all the excited feels. In preparation, I decided to whip up a batch of cookies that would help us to properly relax and enjoy the days ahead.

Twix Cookies

Over the top cookies inspired by Twix candy bars, to be exact. If you have a thing for homemade shortbread cookies, chewy caramel, and a thick layer of chocolate, then I don’t think you need much convincing to try them for yourself.

Twix Cookies are the ultimate treat! [Read more…]

The Best Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Kicking off the 2015 fall season with iconic Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread. The very best kind I’ve tried. Let’s fall into autumn together!

The Best Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

I’m pretty proud of myself this year. For holding off on fall baking until the unofficial start of the new season. Something that was beyond difficult for me last year and much easier this time around. The hot, hot temperatures and busyness of life towards the end of summer were definite contributors. I am so ready to bring on all things fall now. Though I am not looking forward to the cold days, I am excited for the beautiful colors, apple cider, cozy sweaters and lazy Sunday afternoons watching football… preferably while enjoying a slice or two of this delectable pumpkin bread.

The Best Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

This is my first pumpkin recipe this year since I never got around to posting it last year. I’ve held on to the recipe and knew all along that I would share it with you first thing come fall 2015. Well, here it is in all it’s scrumptious, pumpkiny, and warm goodness. [Read more…]