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 [...]

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 [...]

monday blues

monday blues

Last year, one of my friends made me a little picture book entitled 'The Jew Who Loved Christmas." The book illustrates my inner conflict over staying faithful to my religion [Judaism] versus celebrating a holiday that I really love [Christmas]. My situation worsens when my pet cat and dog bully me for being so indecisive, and the book [...]

mascarpone-filled cake with macerated berries

makes one cakeI made this as a welcome home from Minnesota present for my mom. I wanted it to be small, so I quartered the recipe using my mini cake pans. It turned out great; probably the lightest cake I've ever made.very slightly adapted from www.epicurious.comIngredients  For cake:2 cups sifted cake flour (or 2 cups minus [...]