Cakes and Muffins/ Chocolate

Chocolate Tahini Cake

Right now I am sitting in my grandparents' sunshine-filled living room, swaddled in a furry blanket, listening to a crackling fire, and dreaming of the Thanksgiving leftover-filled lunch that awaits. And right now, I finally have time to catch up on some blog writing. Junior year has been something else, my friends. It's been a whirlwind of stressful nights and looming deadlines, but also of hugs and great friends and the…

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Chocolate/ Holidays

Chocolate Pavlova

Hello hello hello! My apologies for the semi-long hiatus. School just started up a few weeks ago and life has been, well, crazy. It seems that as soon as junior year kicks into gear teachers everywhere get it in their heads that now would be the perfect time to pile on more work than ever before. So get ready for a year full of procrastibaking and such :)…

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Pies, Tarts and Crumbles

Plum Tart with Almond Cream

Hey there! It’s been quite a while, hasn’t it? I actually just go back from a summer as a counselor-in-training, but I’m very excited to get back into the swing of things and share some new content. I’ve just begun my last week of summer break, so I’ll be baking a LOT over the next few days before the crazy starts. I cannot believe it’s already September. I mean, where…

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Breads/ Breakfast/ Chocolate

Chocolate Almond Croissants

Croissants are good. Homemade croissants are great. Homemade chocolate croissants are delicious. But homemade chocolate almond croissants? Now that’s heavenly. The great thing about this recipe is that you can make it with homemade croissants OR store bought, and it’ll be super yummy either way. I mean, you can’t really go wrong with almond cream and chocolate. I’m gonna keep this post pretty short and sweet, partly because I already wrote a…

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Chocolate/ Cookies

Chocolate, PB & Banana Macarons

GUYS. I did it. I finally conquered the mighty macaron. I first made chocolate macarons two summers ago, and I thought I’d done a pretty great job. Sure, my cookies had giant cracks all over them… But I decided to focus on the fact that they tasted yummy and pretty darn macaron-like. So, with that history of (semi) success behind me, I decided to try my hand at making some regular macarons,…

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Holidays/ Pies, Tarts and Crumbles

Simple Blueberry Pie

Happy (almost) Fourth of July! Today I’m sharing with you an easy recipe for blueberry pie. It’s a holiday weekend, so rather than putting all of your energy into a complex dessert, I say throw together something simple and delicious like this pie and call it a day! This weekend should be all about spending time with friends and family, not toiling away in the kitchen.…

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Cakes and Muffins/ Holidays

Lavender Layer Cake with Blueberry Honey Buttercream

Well… I’m officially 16! I started this blog when I was 13 years old and I have to say, it’s been a super cool way of documenting my progress and growth as a blogger, baker, photographer, writer, and person. It’s also been so much fun getting to interact with people through comments, fun food bloggy things like the cookie swap I participated in earlier this year, and through social media.…

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Holidays/ Pies, Tarts and Crumbles

Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Galettes

Let’s face it–strawberry and rhubarb are a match made in heaven. There’s something about the sweetness of the fresh berries and the tart flavor of the rhubarb that makes for a fantastic combo, whether in the form of a drink, a sauce, a crumble, a pie or some cute lil galettes! Given that it’s Memorial day weekend and temperatures in the northeast are suuper high (we’re talking 90s!), I thought…

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Breads/ Breakfast

Homemade Croissants

So a few weeks ago I teased those of you who follow me on Instagram with a photo of Chocolate Almond Croissants. What I didn’t tell you is that I also whipped up a batch of plain croissants, so I thought today I’d show you how I made them. Don’t worry–I’ll reveal how I made that other variety in a later post. But to make chocolate almond croissants you need chocolate croissants and…

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Cakes and Muffins/ Holidays

Mixed Berry Pavlova

Hi! I’m writing to you from a world of homework and school and stress but it’s OKAY because I’m off from school this Friday for Passover, which means in just a few days I’ll be eating yummy food like matzoh ball soup and brisket and desserts like this gorgeous pavlova. Actually, I’ll probably be eating a chocolate torte because my brother is a chocolate fiend with a strong aversion to…

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