Ganache is not much more than melted chocolate with cream in it to keep it flowy. Oh and for shine, you add butter. Gets better and better, doesn't it?
Arguably the easiest baked dessert for a non-baker (someone who not only dislikes but is slightly fearful of baking, as defined by this non-baker).
Melt chocolate, pour it out, cram anything (within reason) you love on top of it before it sets.
A quick, make-at-the-last-minute bite that goes perfectly with a sweeter aperitif or with a semi-dry sherry.
There are many Sri Lankan “sweets” that really should be called Sri Lankan savouries. I can think of many that...
"Would you make marshmallows?" is the refrain, if my aunt dares to ask what she can bring to very special event.
I have to tell you I'm not a big fruit and chocolate person. I like fruit + nuts, and nuts + chocolate but I don't like dried fruit in my chocolate bars. However, this is different.
Red seedless grapes in this cake don't look as striking but this cake was absolutely delicious (and can be made ahead!)
Cookie trends? White chocolate cookies are big for 2012!
I made a strawberry soda because I knew it would be freaking delicious, but also because store-bought flavoured sodas can sometimes taste like, um, scratch-'n'-sniff stickers, not fruit.
This the best banana cream pie (banana on banana on banana) and a pie for when you're pulling out all the stops.
One dark, stormy night... a glum Meg Murray needed a drink, STAT.