We decided last night after dinner that we felt like eating some bread. Flash forward like 2 hours, and we were enjoying some fresh baked bread. And we are really looking forward to making French toast with it this weekend.
I got this idea in my head that I needed to make croissants this weekend. I started the process on Friday evening. By Sunday morning, my shoulders were sore from all the rolling, but I didn’t care because it was time to put the croissants in the oven. I had a little brunch party with some of my favorite people, and we ate fresh from the oven, flaky croissants with whipped butter and jam.
(I used a combo of these two recipes here and here. I used the dough from the first recipe, but next time, I might try the other one. I mixed it for all the time it said, and I thought the dough was a little tough. But it turned out fine in the end!)
Sometimes, I want just like one bite of something. Like I want one bite of banana pudding (mmmm….banana pudding).
So when you want one bite of cake, you make mini cupcakes! These are so tiny! I made some butter pecan cake, topped with a bit of frosting, and a couple chopped pecans. Everyone at work said they tasted kinda like buttery waffles.
I was really nervous about the baking time for these little guys. I couldn’t find something that committed to a general time that mini cupcakes might bake. I ended up letting these guys be in the oven for 9 minutes, and they came out nice and moist.
We equated one cupcake to one bite of normal cake. So if you want three bites, then enjoy 3 mini cupcakes! Yummy math.
When I looked for flourless chocolate cake recipes, I found two that caught my eye. Since I couldn’t decide which one would be better, I broke down and made them both. Sorry I’m not sorry.
I made this cake earlier in the week. Last night, I made this recipe. They both use the same basic ingredients, but this one uses some fluffy egg whites, so it has a more spongy, light texture, with a thin, crispy outer layer. Who could say no to that?
One of my dear friends is celebrating Passover this week, and asked if I could make a chocolate torte. I have never made a chocolate torte, but I was excited to try! I was a little bit nervous about putting so many eggs, and no flour, into the batter (and I accidentally cracked the cake down the middle flipping it out of the pan). But it turned out really good! Kinda like a brownie cake!
It was eaten very quickly, so this was the only terrible picture I took of it. We ate ours cold, in really thin slices, with a little fresh whipped cream and strawberries.
And I imagine that if I would have taken food styling classes and made this in daylight, the picture would look something like this:
You can find the recipe here. Try it!
Nothing makes me feel more domestic than a fresh batch of banana muffins. They smell like home.
Getting breakfast on weekends is one of my favorite things ever to do with my one true love. We occasionally try new places, but we have a couple favorites we go back to over and over again.
Since everyone in the world is coming to Austin, I just wanted to give a hint about 3 places you should NOT get breakfast, since I would like to eat there peacefully as usual.