Ever had one of those days where you just needed something chocolate-y and delicious, but didn’t have the time, patience, energy, etc. to actually bake something? I had one of those days this week. And having experienced great disappointment in the past trying to make those ‘microwave-able’ chocolate mug cakes which without fail turn out gooey and chewy and crunchy all at once, and leave me feeling quite let down, I wasn’t about to go down that rabbit hole. So instead I decided to turn to an old standby, no bake cookies.
A couple of weeks ago, we went to World Market (such a wonderful place!) and I was really excited to find a jar of Biscoff Spread. In the last six months or so, Biscoff Spread has been making the rounds in the cooking blog circles and I’ve been curious to find some and figure out what it was all about. It tastes like a spiced cookie in spread form, a quite dangerous combination. Continue reading
Chocolate pie is a great thing. It satisfies so many sweet tooth cravings all at once that it’s kind of a super-dessert: chocolate, pie, pudding, whipped cream. This particular pie recipe is from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook, the recipes from which are from a very popular bakery in London. While I don’t really like Valentine’s Day, I have to admit that this is just the type of dessert that would be perfect for the big day. So while my boyfriend and I are enjoying take-out food and a goofy movie, I hope that at least one of you readers are trying to woo your special someone with this delicious pie!
Chocolate. Dried cherries and blueberries. Toasted walnuts.
These blondies incorporate some of my favorite flavors… even when my sweet tooth is fully under wraps I find it quite hard to resist them. I was quite proud that as I made these, I managed to just eat this one!
While many cookie and brownie recipes can be a bit tedious, I love the ‘infinitely adaptable’ blondie recipe used by Smitten Kitchen, which only uses one bowl and one baking pan- it makes these the perfect baking project for a night when you don’t have a lot of time or energy, but still want to enjoy a freshly baked treat.