My birthday is coming up in about a week and last weekend we had a shared family birthday celebration with my parents and cousins. I volunteered to bake my own birthday cake because I have been wanting to make this cake for a long while now. My husband (among other people though I can’t understand… Continue reading Chocolate peanut butter cake
I’m still in an America’s Test Kitchen rut, this time with their Best Almond Cake. It’s from the same episode as the British-Style Currant Scones. (Free registration is required to get both of these recipes.) I’ve been wanting to make an almond cake for a while. My husband is a big fan of marzipan and almond… Continue reading Best Almond Cake
Some time ago, perhaps after my first trip to Ireland but sometime before we went back to get married nearly two years later, I discovered and began reading Farmette, a lovely blog by Imen McDonnell. I was taken in by her story – after all, I too fell in love with an Irishman and married… Continue reading The Farmette Cookbook.
During our various travels in Ireland last year we watched a lot of BBC, mostly because that’s the bulk of what’s available on your basic hotel cable package. I can’t make a lot of sense of the TV schedule over there, mostly because I never have enough time to get accustomed to it and also… Continue reading Hungarian dobostorte.
I didn’t mean to let nearly a month slip by without posting. And it’s not because I haven’t been cooking! It’s been a busy month, actually. My mom’s birthday is this month, and I’ll be making her a chocolate biscuit cake, the second I’ve made this month. The county fair is coming up, which means… Continue reading Accidental hiatus.
Every now and then I’ll see a recipe and stick it on my Pinterest page and then, instead of just forgetting about it like I often do, I will become obsessed with making it. OBSESSED. This is what finds me making cakes at 9:30 on a Monday night while our landlord puts insulation and drywall… Continue reading Classic Crumb Cake.
Yup, fruitcake. I Googled “good fruitcake recipe” but that way lies madness, because everyone thinks their fruitcake recipe is good. I tried again with “Food Network fruitcake recipe” and that yielded better results. One thing I did learn during my Googling is that a lot of people don’t care for citron in a fruitcake, so… Continue reading Fruitcake.