Sunday, January 31, 2016

Triple Layer Chocolate and Mousse Cake


This chocolate mousse cake is amazing. A friend invited me over for a baking date and suggested we make a healthy avocado mousse to fill in a cake. I showed her a pic of this ambitious triple layer mousse cake and she thought that it would be perfect for our date. We used the black forest chocolate cake recipe from the King Arthur Flour website. The amount of substitutions we made was hilarious but the result was the most delicious chocolate cake I have ever had. I am the harshest grader of myself but even I agree that it was the best cake ever.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Stuffed Braided Bread


One of the most difficult experiences in my life so far has been moving across the country. I left behind my family and friends, and it pretty much felt like I had left my life behind. The only thing that got me through it was, of course, my new husband. But over the past three years, Michigan has slowly started to feel more and more like home - and that is in large part due to my newfound besties.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Chocolate Eclairs


I know. Its hard to believe that these impressive looking pastries actually came out of my kitchen. I'm just as surprised as you. In fact, everything that could have gone wrong with these eclairs did! My first batch of eclairs fell a little and the pastry cream was really thick. Despite all these setbacks, I pushed through and the final product looked amazing and tasted even better! All this honesty is to encourage you to make eclairs. They may look daunting and it may even seem like you are failing but you might be surprised by your results.

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