Archive of posts from April 2010

    Raisin Pecan Bread


    I’m always on the lookout for interesting ideas, and two things in this recipe caught my eye: raisin water and ground pecans. I used a stand mixer to knead the dough, and added the soaked raisins and nuts by hand, rolling it up like a jelly roll, then tucked the two ends under...

    Chocolate Peanut Tart


    With the last chunks of milk chocolate I had leftover from the big, chocolate making project, I decided to make this dessert ahead of time for a dinner party on Friday. The original uses walnuts, but a sidenote says it works really well with salted peanuts too. On Sunday, I wo...

    Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes


    My new workplace is pretty small, around 30 people. I thought that a nice inaugural treat would be to make these cupcakes from Cook’s Illustrated. While inserting a blob of ganache in the centre is a pretty neat idea, I thought it would be overkill if I also made different fro...