Autumn’s Last Stand: Salted Apple Bread with Brown Butter & Hazelnuts

Oh Autumn, you are ever fair and fleeting; I am not inclined to give you up after such a brief encounter. Even here in California, where the seasons quietly and seamlessly blend into one another, you are trying your hardest to chill the air and flaunt your stunning colors… And so, I shall prolong your loveliness just a […]

Baked Sunday Mornings: Election Day Palmiers

  Ohhhh, ‘Murica… You have made me very sad in this election week. But as Stellina Sweets is not a political forum, I shall spare readers from a lengthy diatribe about everything wrong with our government; suffice it to say that the state of politics in this country is nothing short of a clown rodeo… And what’s the […]

Baked Sunday Mornings: Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Whatever you’re doing right now, put it down– you need to make Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls immediately. This is one of the recipes that I was most excited to make when Baked Elements was released two years ago, but inexplicably, I haven’t had a chance to make them until now. (Little did I know what I’ve been missing […]

Baked Sunday Mornings: Chocolate-Chunk Pumpkin Bread Pudding

We are one week into September, which can only mean one thing: Let the Fall pumpkin onslaught begin! I have a finite tolerance for pumpkin every year. I love it during October and November, and after Thanksgiving, I am so done. This year, I’m starting a little early due to our accelerated baking schedule for Baking […]

Baked Sunday Mornings: Crunchy Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Banana recipes two weeks in a row for Baked Sunday Mornings? I’m actually okay with that. I think I’ve made my peace with bananas thanks to last week’s Chocolate Banana Tart, and I couldn’t love this recipe more! The Crunchy Peanut Butter Banana Bread from the Peanut Butter chapter of Baked Elements is my favorite banana bread to date. I’ve […]

Go Ahead, Flake My Day: Super Flaky All-Butter Pie Crust

Anyone else avoid making pie dough because it seems hard? K, I’m glad it’s not just me. Pie dough seems complicated, fussy, and prone to disaster, but I’ve learned recently that it doesn’t have to be. Now, I’ve definitely made my share of faulty pie crusts– too hard, too soggy, shrunken in the pie dish, […]

Baked Sunday Mornings: Honey Banana Poppy Seed Bread… with Fluffernutter Drizzle

More bananas. *sigh* Baked Elements has a whole chapter on them, and this is the first Baked Sunday Mornings recipe from the new book using those wretched mushy, slimy things… I was not excited about this. However, I have to admit that the other recent recipe that we made from Baked Explorations, Bananas Foster Fritters, was […]

Baked Sunday Mornings: Bananas Foster Fritters

A few words to express how I feel about bananas: I would not eat them at the table I would not eat them with an organic label I would not toss them into oatmeal I would not buy a 2-for-1 deal I would not munch them with granola I would not chase them with a […]

Late to the Table: Sweet Potato Biscuits

It has been a mighty busy couple of weeks at Stellina– the quantity of butter and eggs that passes through this tiny apartment kitchen is pretty staggering! I’m still catching up on recipes from Thanksgiving, and I just couldn’t pass up posting these Sweet Potato Biscuits. I have been wanting to try Sweet Potato Biscuits for […]