Category: Cakes + Pastries

Peach-Pecan Snacking Cake

Peach-Pecan Snacking Cake

In the United States Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. What it has also come to represent is a long weekend in September that unofficially marks the end of summer. As a kid raise don the east coast, this meant 

Polenta Plum Cake

Polenta Plum Cake

Two things that can make a cake remarkable are olive oil and polenta. Olive oil is used to made cakes moist and deepen the flavor profile. Like olive oil, polenta can also be added for texture as well as flavor. Although polenta and cornmeal are 

Petite Vanilla Bean Scones

Petite Vanilla Bean Scones

Starbucks petite vanilla bean scones will forever have a special place in my heart. Both my boys LOVED these scones when they were little. A treat they would sometimes get when we were out walking or for bribery when flu shots were needed. Scones came 

Coconut Polenta Cake

Coconut Polenta Cake

Two of my favorite things to bake (and cook) with are olive oil and polenta. Olive oil because it adds complexity and richness and polenta because it adds texture and flavor. I have blogged about my two desserts with olive oil so far: my pear 

Danish Pancake Balls “Aebleskiver”

Danish Pancake Balls “Aebleskiver”

Danish Aebleskiver, also known as Danish pancake balls, are a traditional Danish food served during Christmas. The center of these Danish pastries are soft and fluffy, almost creamy. The crust is crisp and slightly browned and the apple filling is sweet and tangy. In Danish 

Frosted Apple Strudel

Frosted Apple Strudel

I bet you had no idea I’m part German. I used to think that’s where my love of apple strudel came from. But truth-be-told, strudel is not actually German. This iconic pastry is most often associated with Austrian cuisine and can be traced all the