Category: Cakes + Pastries

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 

Chocolate-Cinnamon Honey Cake

Chocolate-Cinnamon Honey Cake

This is my chocolate honey cake for the upcoming Jewish holiday, Rosh Hashanah. In Judaism, Rosh Hashanah literally means “head [of] the year“, is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days, also known as the “Days of Awe“.  According to the teachings of Judaism, Rosh