Have you ever played that game where someone asks “If you could have dinner with one person in the whole world, past or present, who would it be?” I’ve been asked that a time or two, and lucky for me, I’ve been ready with a confident answer ever since I was about 15. Continue reading “Brown Butter Baked Donuts”
Did you know that by adding fruit and yogurt, you totally have an excuse to eat cake for breakfast?
Not that you ever really needed one. Continue reading “Blood Orange Yogurt Cake”
My heart is racing, I have butterflies and can’t quite think straight. I’m in love.
With this chocolate cake. Three layers of moist, dense chocolate cake, layered between whipped espresso buttercream, and dripping in thick fudge-y ganache. (Warning: NSFW)
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A few months ago, a really cool cafe called Longfellows opened up on my street. The cafe shares the space with a hip microbrewery, Lamplighter, so the vibe is part bar, coffeeshop, and living room, and I couldn’t love it more. Continue reading “Soft Pretzel Bites & Spicy Beer Cheese Sauce”
The other week a few friends and I got together for an impromptu weekday potluck, and naturally I wanted to bring dessert. I had a bit more time on my hands than just buying something from the store but not enough to make something elaborate from scratch. I love the idea of an ice cream sandwich. Whoever first thought of using cookies as a vehicle to deliver ice cream to your mouth is a genius. Continue reading “Blueberry Vanilla Swirl Ice Cream Sandwiches”
Christmas for my family means we all eagerly hop on planes from freezing Boston and Memphis and head west to La Jolla, CA. For anyone who’s never been to La Jolla, it lies on the rocky coast of San Diego and is arguably one of its most breathtaking parts. I miss the summers I spent there Continue reading “Chocolate Cake with Orange Chocolate Frosting”
I take any opportunity to celebrate so it’s no surprise that I love birthdays. I hardly get that jazzed about my own, but when it comes to celebrating someone else’s, I’ve been known to go over the top. Recently my boyfriend, Zail, turned 24 on Thanksgiving Day, so there was double the reason to bake something special. When I think of birthdays, the first thing my brain goes to is the cake, so Continue reading “Giant Cinnamon Roll Cake”
My adventurousness in the kitchen started at a very early age. Nothing speaks more to that than my 5th grade science fair project. That year, I decided I didn’t want to build a solar system diorama like everyone else. After some brainstorming and research at the Public Library (remember those?), I landed on my idea of a *cool* project. Perched atop my foam board was a sign that read: “Does baking powder or yeast rise more?”
Hello, it’s me. I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet? *to the tune of Adele*
Welcome to the very first post of baked + risen—it’s been a long time coming! I figure I’ll paint you an image before we get down and dirty with one of my all time faves: biscotti.