gingerbread farm

gingerbread farm

while stuck in the sweltering reality of durham's 98 degree heat, i've found myself entertaining reveries of winter days spent in minnesota - what i would give to be taking a long walk through freshly fallen snow, or climbing up the first few icy rungs of a grain silo's ladder! i've built a little fantasy farm with gingerbread [...]

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 [...]

pumpkin profiteroles // quick cream puffs

pumpkin profiteroles // quick cream puffs

makes twenty-four profiteroles I really wanted to make sufganiyot tonight. Sufganiyot are Israeli confections - donuts that are deep-fried, filled with custard or (more commonly) jelly, and dusted with sugar. Unfortunately, my mom was set on making latkes and used up all the vegetable oil, so the sufganiyot will have to wait. Cream puffs (profiteroles and cream [...]

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 [...]