chocolate malt cake with malt fudge and charred marshmallows

chocolate malt cake with malt fudge and charred marshmallows

many describe childhood as tasting like strawberry poptarts, animal crackers, and crustless pb&js. to me, it tastes like ovaltine powder scooped straight from the jar. i skipped the milk and relied on saliva to keep me from choking, allowing the powder to moisten into a thick, fudgy paste in the back of my throat. ovaltine is [...]

november + a chocolate espresso cake

november + a chocolate espresso cake

i think i have mild synesthesia. synesthesia is a condition where the brain joins letters, names, and shapes with a sensory perception like color, smell, or flavor. for me, it typically surfaces in the form of color - for example, 'monday' is light blue and the name 'mary' is red. sometimes it's influenced by personality, etc., and sometimes it's completely [...]

deep dark chocolate truffle cake

deep dark chocolate truffle cake

makes one six-inch cake, eight servings My mom bought a huge bag of assorted Lindor truffles. Some are filled with white chocolate, some contain a rich peanut butter mousse, and some (my personal favorite) are wrapped in shiny black foil, with an extra dark chocolate shell enrobing a smooth dark chocolate center. This cake encapsulates the truffle's bittersweet richness, and [...]

a week of citrus

a week of citrus

Have you ever had a chocolate covered orange? Back when my family hung up stockings (thank you so much to my parents for not depriving my brother and me of the joy of waking up to a stocking even though we're J E W I S H), I'd always find a big, round, shiny foil-wrapped [...]

gingerbread diner

gingerbread diner

Tehila and I like diners. Characterized by rows of booths and floor-mounted stools, personable wait staff, and a wide variety of comfort food, just thinking about diners triggers a certain, incomparable sentiment in both Tehila and me. Because of the template we used, the structure does look quite house-like, but the prominent D-I-N-E-R cutouts elucidate [...]