chocolate chip scones with devonshire cream

chocolate chip scones with devonshire cream

i wish we had tea in the u.s.  i'm not talking about a cup of chamomile, i'm talking about afternoon tea. with crumpets and scones and cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off. our fast-paced culture lends itself to an on-the-go espresso much better than it does to a sit-down afternoon meal, but i think it's something we should start doing. a [...]

banana blondie trifles with dulce de leche custard

banana blondie trifles with dulce de leche custard

      my preferred banana ripeness is spotted, brown, and mushy. i like them best when the peel softens to the point of falling off and the fruit tastes almost fermented. people often recommend getting rid of brown bananas by masking them with spices in a quick bread, but i think they deserve to be the star of their [...]

pink lemonade cake with lemonheads and strawberry preserves

pink lemonade cake with lemonheads and strawberry preserves

have you ever gone to an amusement park or the zoo and gotten one of those frozen lemonade things you squeeze out of a tube? at first they're so cold they paralyze your front teeth and brain, and then a few minutes later they've completely melted into warm sticky goo. there is a sweet spot, however, where the [...]

cookie dough stuffed brownies

cookie dough stuffed brownies

makes nine (huge) brownies i surprised myself by making these. i usually shy away from the 'edible cookie dough'/'funfetti cake batter' shit that's plastered all over Pinterest (you know what i'm talking about), looking down on them haughtily while perched atop my cardamom-scented-gold-luster-dusted mille feuille. nothing against mille feuille, but these cookie dough stuffed brownies are [...]

blackberry jam-packed dark chocolate cupcakes with whipped white and milk chocolate ganache frosting

blackberry jam-packed dark chocolate cupcakes with whipped white and milk chocolate ganache frosting

makes nine cupcakes i rarely make cupcakes. they're easy to overbake, underfill, overfrost, you get the idea. i also try to avoid the title of 'cupcake girl.'   all of that being said, you should DEFINITELY make these. the rich darkness of the cake finds a divine pair in the tangy blackberry preserves. the white [...]