Richard’s Black Forest chocolate fondants

It’s been about a month since I last baked for this blog. Everything slows down in times of COVID, it seems. The reason I chose this bake is because cherries are finally in season! I’ve been waiting to do this one justice until I could get delicious local cherries. Before I go into the details…

Chocolate chunk bars

Hello stranger. I suppose it’s been a little while, hasn’t it? To justify my lack of blog-related baking, I do feel the need to explain that last week I did a practice run of an Earl Grey cake with vanilla buttercream for my friend’s wedding. So I have been baking. I just haven’t been baking…

Marbled mocha cheesecake

If you’ve been keeping track like an avid fan (or a stalker), you’ll know that in my last round of one-recipe-per-category, I skipped puddings and desserts. So I needed to double-up. The last one I made was shared with two people, but I’ve had my eye on this cheesecake recipe for a while. Especially after…

Double chocolate crunch cookies

Another day, another bake. Time to start at the very beginning. (I hear it’s a very good place to start.) Back to biscuits and traybakes! I went through and couldn’t decide which to do. I thought about being selfish again (like I was with the cheese, ham and chive tart) by making some crackers that…

Mary’s chocolate orange tart

I was toying with the idea of whether or not I should bake this week. Monday was out as it was the first Monday of the first full week back to work and I needed to focus on self-care. Tuesday I had plans. Wednesday my self-care turned more toward self-carelessness as I essentially didn’t move…

Emergency Christmas cake

Merry Christmas, everyone! Oh wait, are you telling me it’s not Christmas and it’s in fact a new year? Yes, you are right. However, this recipe needs to be made around Christmas. It would be super weird if I made this in July. However however, I have been drowning in baking for the last several…

Bitter chocolate and stem ginger puds

“Puds.” Is that like an adorable pet name for “puddings”? I mean I assume so. It’s hard to know how to pronounce it. It’s like vase or scone or apricot. Puhds or poods? However you pronounce this term of endearment, I’ve decided to make them for my mom’s birthday since she loves both ginger and…

Chocolate pecan macarons

Well hello stranger! It’s been a while, eh? Three weeks, to be exact. Three weeks since I’ve last spoken to you (technically written, not spoken), but not three weeks since I’ve baked. Three weeks ago, I made hideous but tasty fairy cakes topped with chocolate buttercream. Two weeks ago, I made pesto twists (my own…

Paul’s povitica

I know I only recently baked, but I also only recently realized that I’ve done 40 recipes in the last year of me doing this and I still have 74 to go. So I started to feel the pressure. Also I had that whole milk that I wanted to use up (remember?), so I figured…

Paul’s chocolate and cherry loaf

I started this bake assuming this post would end up being as boring as the scones. The recipe is short, the dough apparently comes together quickly and, with only a couple of rising times, a loaf happens. Well, that assumption was terribly, terribly wrong. This turned out to be the grossest bake yet. But I’m…