Love Letter to a Bakery in Red Hook: The BAKED Brownie

What says ‘I love you’ better than deep, dark chocolate? To me, the purest confectionary expression of love is a classic treat: BROWNIES. There are a million brownie recipes out there. Some are fudgy, some are cakey, some are heavenly, some are downright terrible. You can stop looking now; this is the best one. My […]

Baked Sunday Mornings: Malted Madeleines

“And soon, mechanically, dispirited after a dreary day with the prospect of a depressing morrow, I raised to my lips a spoonful of the tea in which I had soaked a morsel of the cake. No sooner had the warm liquid mixed with the crumbs touched my palate than a shudder ran through me and […]

Baked Sunday Mornings: Triple Rum Black Pepper Cake

99 bottles of rum on the wall, 99 bottles of rum…. Oh wait, that’s not how the song goes, is it. Perhaps it’s time to brush up on my pirate tunes? Despite my shoddy maritime musical repertoire, one thing I can say about pirates with a good deal of certainty is that Captain Jack Sparrow […]

Baked Sunday Mornings: Aunt Sassy Cake

Updated photo from Spring 2013 remake– update at the bottom! Pistachios are such curious little nuts. I don’t think I’ve ever really examined them before– I generally just crack them open and pop ’em in my mouth without a whole lot of thought. For this week’s Baked Sunday Mornings assignment, I got up close and personal […]