Coffee Jelly Roll

Woof. I really need to not go for several projects without posting these. Anyway, I was flipping through one of the massive tomes of desserts my wife found at the AAUW Booksale this year, and found an entire section on jelly rolls (given the title of this post, a shocker, I know). The only thing…

Chocolate Pear Tart

My wife recently checked out the AAUW annual booksale, and came away with a couple genuine gems in the sea of books. I was immediately enraptured by this, and the other recipe book she found – while one focused more on presentation, the above was clearly written by people who had a shining passion for…

Lapsang Souchong Macarons

For my birthday this year, I was given the book Les Petits Macarons, which I first saw at a culinary store in Colorado. At the time, I’d only begun playing around with macarons, and most of what I’d figured out was from massive trial and error. For those interested, just go back through my prior posts,…

Swirled Sugar Cookies

A buddy of mine (the one I’d made the painter’s cookies for) was feeling a hankering for more cookies a couple weeks back. Specifically, I kept receiving texts that sounded like she was lost in the wilderness, and only sugar cookies could hope to sustain her. I’d seen this video a while back, and I…

Orange Cinnamon Buns

I still have some hazelnut macarons, and made myself stupid sick on eating fistfuls of caramel, so I figured that if I made a breakfast thing this time, I’d at least eat it slowly enough that I wouldn’t end up feeling like death. It wasn’t as cinnamon-y as I’d hoped, but I was happy with the addition…

Lemon Meringue Pie

Last week I made a lemon meringue pie – the first I’d ever made! Rather than the classic meringue, however, I substituted Italian, which turned out quite nice. The only issue I ran into was when I made a mistake with the meringue, and had to run to the store to grab more eggs. While…

Beer Cheese Macarons

This was…not the greatest thing I’ve done, I’ll be up front on that. These were based off a link a buddy of mine sent regarding Cheeto Macarons – something I balked at. At first. However, my wife had bought me a pair of slipmats, and blue powder food dye (as opposed to the gel that…

Umbrella Cheesecake

This time I used the recipe from the Better Homes cookbook, and I suspect not using lime juice resulted in the cheesecake being much fluffier, like I’m used to. Of course, the experiment this week was more for decoration than flavor. My intent was to replicate the look of the Umbrella Corporation logo from the Resident…

Almond Biscotti

This week I made an almond biscotti , something I’ve been meaning to do for quite some time now. Of course, the first thing I had to do was cut the recipe in half, as there’s only so much that’ll be eaten, between me, my friends, and the neighborhood raccoons that hide in the dumpsters. In doing…