May 25th, 2011
I think homemade desserts almost always trump those bought at a store (unless, of course, baking is seriously not your calling). Sometimes it’s just hard to find the time to make something special that looks as good as it tastes. Chocolate-dipped pretzels have always been one of my favorite treats and because this week has turned out to be unexpectedly hectic, I decided to make something that didn’t even require an oven. I simply melted chocolate (white and milk), dipped in some pretzel rods and decorated them with some Memorial Day-inspired sprinkles.
*Bonus: when stacked in a tall glass or a hurricane vase, it makes for a pretty (and edible!) centerpiece.
August 11th, 2010
When it comes to dessert, I’m really not picky. Sure, I have my favorites (they’re starred on this page), but it’s rare that I’ll ever turn down an opportunity to have something sweet. Doughnuts have never been a top contender among cookies and cupcakes, but on the rare occasion that I’m craving one with a cup of coffee, there’s nothing better. Ever since I mastered the art of frying (with these and these), I’ve been wanting to try my hand at classic doughnuts with a chocolate glaze. I’ll admit that they took an entire afternoon, but even with the threat of scalding oil, annoyingly sticky dough and the fact that my apartment still smells of grease, they were truly fantastic.
June 30th, 2010
One of the main reasons that I go to baseball games is for the food. Overpriced beer in plastic cups, greasy hot dogs and cotton candy make up for any shortcomings in a long, drawn-out game. My favorite snack is a soft pretzel, served hot and smothered in mustard. Since Dodger Stadium is too far of a drive for a fancy piece of bread, I decided to make my own yesterday (using this recipe) on what was a particularly gray, dreary afternoon. The process took far more time than I expected, but they were entirely worth the wait (especially the few that I decided to make with cinnamon and sugar).