17. June 2013
I hesitate to make big, definitive declarations about recipes. We all have different tastes and preferences, so “the best” to one person may not appeal to another. But, these cookies. Well, these cookies are something special. I’m just going to say it. This is my new favorite chocolate cookie.
These cookies exist somewhere between cookies and brownies. If you’re a fan of both, then you’ll be ecstatic. While they take on the form of a cookie, the texture is fudgy like a brownie or a truffle. And, they are oh so rich. Wow.Continue reading...
10. June 2013
If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen the astonishing news that I ran out of Nutella last week. Of course, that would be the moment that I had three different Nutella-containing recipes I wanted to bake.
While I am fortunate to have a bodega just down on the corner, it was raining so hard that I had to abandon my Nutella baking dreams. Luckily, Quinn was kind enough to pick up some for me the next morning on his coffee run. He’s pretty handy like that.
I’d had my eye on this super quick brownie recipe for a while. I love that it incorporates Nutella much like a thumbprint cookie. The brownies themselves are really quite good. And, that little dollop of Nutella makes them extra special.Continue reading...
7. May 2013
My baking habits and tastes have changed over the years, but longtime favorites still endure. Chocolate, pecans, and shortbread are always winners for me. When I find a recipe that combines all three, how can I not make it?
I happened upon the recipe for these brownies when browsing through Fat Witch Brownies. Fat Witch is a delicious little brownie shop in New York’s Chelsea Market. When we lived in Manhattan, we lived just a few blocks away and visited the market frequently. We often ate dinner at one of the restaurants there, did a little shopping, and then hit up Fat Witch for our brownie fix.
Now that we live in Brooklyn, I don’t get to visit Fat Witch as often. But, with their cookbook, I can recreate some of that deliciousness at home. I can’t remember seeing these brownies in the shop, but I couldn’t resist baking them.Continue reading...
29. April 2013
Quinn has been after me for ages to bake more with chocolate and coffee. The problem, you see, is that I don’t like coffee. Love to smell it, don’t love to drink it. Does anyone else have this problem?
It’s no secret that chocolate and coffee are a brilliant pairing. They just seem to enhance each other naturally. Even I have a hard time arguing with that.Continue reading...
16. April 2013
These days, my brownie love runs the gamut from the all-chocolate varieties to the kitchen-sink varieties. Essentially, I haven’t met many brownies I haven’t liked. These flavor-packed brownies are no exception.
The first question usually asked about brownies is whether they are cakey or fudgy. The original recipe describes them as not too much of either one. To me, they’re cakey. That works very well with the cream cheese topping to make them not seem so heavy.Continue reading...
12. April 2013
I bake so many cookies that I like to categorize them further in my head. Chocolate chip, oatmeal, sandwich, peanut butter…. You get the idea. Some of them overlap, and that’s just fine. In fact, my favorite chocolate chip cookies have lots of oats in them. But, I digress.
Recently, I shared some of my favorite oatmeal cookies with you. Next up is a collection of favorite chocolate cookies. If you’re a fan of chocolate in a big way, these are for you.Continue reading...