I have been attempting (key word, attempting) to make puff pastry for the past three months now. Each time, it has been a huge failure. Either the butter melted out of the pastry while baking or the dough failed to rise or the butter snuck out of the raw flour mixture while rolling. Once, … [Continue reading]

The Perfect Gingerbread


The last time, I made this cake was a year ago. It’s the funny thing about spice cakes—they really taste better when snow blankets the ground and the temperatures drop. I’m not sure why. Perhaps it’s some ingrained human habit. Whatever the reason, this cake is wonderful and I’m sure it would taste … [Continue reading]

Blackberry Yogurt Cake

Blackberry Yogurt Cake 2

I have a confession to make. One that will probably come as no surprise when you look at the pictures. I took these photos with my iPhone because my … [Continue reading]

Black Magic Brownies


We have half a dozen brownie recipes on our website. Yet I believe there’s always space for a new one (The Milk Chocolate Brownie recipe is my … [Continue reading]

Vanilla Cloud Meringues


In Switzerland, a famous dessert is meringue with Crème de Gruyere (which is not cheese but a sort of double cream). It’s amazing. The sweetness and … [Continue reading]

The Overnight Bread


I haven’t made bread in a long, long time. On Friday, I went to my son’s school to cook with his class and I thought the kids would get a kick out of … [Continue reading]

Mini Caramel Cheesecakes


  A friend of mine gave me a cheesecake book. I salivate just looking at the pictures and have been dying to try basically every recipe. The … [Continue reading]

The Ultimate Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie


  I’m always on the lookout for my next chocolate fix. I mean, always. And chocolate chip cookies are the greatest drug ever invented by human … [Continue reading]

Salted Caramel and Vanilla Eclairs


      I rarely make éclairs because I rarely eat éclairs. And the reason I rarely eat them is because I don’t really find them … [Continue reading]

Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing |

I'm baaaaaack! It's been a difficult few months in my private life recently so as you can imagine baking has been the farthest thing from my mind. … [Continue reading]