Friday, April 30, 2010

Chocolate Chunk Bundt Cake

I love bundt cake, and I love adding delicious bits of chocolate and nuts to make a simple and delcious cake even tastier:

The base for this cake was basic: butter, eggs, sugar, to which flour and leavening are added:

The thick final batter:

I layered the batter with chunks of chocolate and pecans:

And baked until golden brown and slightly cracked on top.
After baking, I promptly forgot to photograph the final cake - it was eaten too quickly!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bread I Like: Diner Toast

You've had this toast before:
It's the same thing every time, available in white, whole wheat and sometimes rye. It's pre-buttered and slightly salty, and there should be grape jelly in individual containers alongside.
I like toast from the diner alongside my eggs, fresh, not homemade, crispy, thin, and perfect, alongside my bottomless cup of coffee.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Chocolate Chip Biscotti:

I made these and double chocolate biscotti in one go, adding cocoa powder in place of some of the flour to make the extra-chocolatey version:

Mixed quickly:

This dough is baked into a log, sliced, and then baked again until nice and crisp:

All you need is a hot cup of coffee:

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Oatmeal Toasting Bread


This recipe from King Arthur makes one of my favorite whole grain breads. When I was putting together the ingredients, I used some whole wheat flour in place of about half of the regular flour to up the grain content:

The dough smooths out nicely after kneading:

And after a first rise, was soft and malleable. You can see where my fingers dented the dough:

The bread rose well, and once it was baked...well, we ate it so fast I neglected to get a finished picture. yum!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

I love a pretty swirled cupcake:

This was a quick recipe - mix up a peanut butter swirl, melt some chocolate and butter...

Add some sugar, eggs, then flour to the chocolate mixture:

Dollop into cupcake tins:

And baked!

Thursday, April 1, 2010