It may come as a surprise to you that I actually have not had very good luck finding brownie recipes. That is, of course, until recently. I’ve been reading The SoNo Baking Company Cookbook (which has just beautiful photos and recipes), and found the perfect brownie recipe (for now, at least).
I’ve tweaked it just a bit, and this is truly a recipe you must try. These brownies aren’t even that hard to make if you exclude the ganache (and even that part isn’t that hard). Plus, these are a crowd-pleaser: I brought them to a picnic a couple weeks ago and they were a HUGE hit! (more…)
The weather has already started to become a lot colder as fall creeps upon us. Last weekend, however, was sunny enough that my family and I decided to go apple picking.
This was our first time going apple picking and we definitely came home with more apples than we had ever bought before. Of course, with so many apples, I had to think of a couple new recipes to whip up before these things went bad.
Luckily, I didn’t have too much trouble with the first recipe, since my German friend Sarah showed me how to make Apfelmus, or just applesauce in English. For anyone who’s a bit apprehensive about making applesauce from scratch, trust me, it’s worth it. After having this fresh applesauce, you’ll probably never want to eat Mott’s jarred sauced again. (more…)
Though this cake probably hasn’t been in my family for that long, I copied it from my grandma’s voluminous binder of precious recipes. It has been a family favorite since before I was born, and has become a cake that is requested more than any other for birthdays. Store-bought carrot cakes can never top the quality of this one, and I have yet to try a carrot cake of near equivalence.
In other words, next time you bake a cake and happen to have three cups of carrots laying around, you should definitely try this recipe. (more…)