I wanted to use pink chocolate to coat no-bake cookie dough truffles, but I didn’t have any oil-based or powdered food color to tint my white chocolate. I had to think of how to tint white chocolate pink naturally without using food coloring so I took stock of what I had at hand.
Well, what have we here—a naked chocolate cake filled with raspberry marshmallow buttercream frosting. I do recall not three weeks ago someone talking about resolutions, dieting and all that jazz. I haven’t forgotten. In fact, I have a couple of healthy ideas up my sleeve. Really. Folks, you’ll have to excuse me when I succumb to this urge to create something sweet just for the sheer pleasure of baking and creating. If you’re on a diet, just take the cake for whatever entertainment it provides, or make a mental note of it as something you might refer to for a special occasion. So now on to the cake. Read More →
We all had our fun during the holidays enjoying ourselves and making merry, and it’s that time once again to make well intentioned goals, however temporary they might be, and I’m always one to at least make an effort with the R word—resolution. There, I said it. So I thought I would start out with these easy strawberry and avocado fruit parfaits layered with raspberries.Read More →
Still in heart cookie mode, I had to try out one more idea, this time to make heart cookies with pink lace borders. As a kid, I used to always cut out heart shapes from cardboard for Valentine’s Day and paste lace borders around the edges; so I wanted to make a cookie version of those cutouts.Read More →
I really had a lot of fun making these chocolate and pink heart pinwheel cookies. I love hearts, so I thought I would make heart-shaped pinwheel cookies. The cookie mold I used was just improvised, so simple and easy to make. Best of all, it costs next to nothing. You already have the materials sitting in your kitchen. I must say I wasn’t sure how the technique would turn out, or if it would work at all. That’s why I ended up making 3 batches of cookie dough, each time testing a different pattern. To my surprise, all 3 patterns came out fine and all were shaped like hearts.
Brownies are a staple in almost every recipe box and bake sale. Take them a step further with patterns of heart cream cheese swirls and you’ll surely delight everyone. I made the brownies two ways: one batch with a cookie texture and shiny, slightly crackled surface, the other with a cake-like texture and matte surface. Everyone has their own preference, so here are two options to choose from to make this all-time favorite cookie bar.Read More →