Month: August 2016

Purple Plum Torte

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Cakes / Fruit

Sometimes simple can just blow you away.  While I spend most of my days dreaming of elaborate, multi-layered concoctions to share with you every week sometimes the most basic recipes leave a mark.  While you may doubt the undeniable greatness of this cake after seeing how simple the recipe is, how quickly you make it and how long you really should wait to eat it I am here to tell you that this cake, more […]

Banana Nutella Cake

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I’ve always found that while people can be very particular in their likes and dislikes when it comes to desserts, however bananas are pretty much universally consumed without any sort of hesitation.  And, they’re incredibly versatile.  I put them in smoothies, I eat them with almond butter and I relish using them in desserts.  Especially with, you guessed it, chocolate.  Even better?  Chocolate and Nutella.  This is, without a date, a cake worth the effort.

Peach Dumplings with Bourbon Hard Sauce

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You guys, Summer is almost over.  When did this happen?  I’m sorry to bring this up and put a big damper on your mood but one must face reality.  As a result, the final few weeks I am simply gorging myself on as many summer peaches I can get my hands on and the things I can make with them.  And, I’ll let you in on a little secret.  I’ve never been all that into […]

London Fog Cake

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Cakes / Chocolate

I think my love for tea all started quite a few years ago when I was visiting a friend in London and we went for high tea at Kensington Gardens.  I’d never experienced high tea before nor had the pleasure of consuming scones with clotted cream.  If you’ve never had clotted cream, you haven’t lived.  Seriously.  It’s pure magic.  Not the lightest of snacks though.  But this cake, with earl grey infused buttercream, the lightest […]