Spot the difference.

You’re looking at classic Jubilee Jumbles* and my Snicks with Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Mint Truffle Kisses.** I made them as a present for a couple out-of-town nieces who are visiting their cousin (also known as my daughter) today, as she returns to London tomorrow. One of my nieces has a birthday this weekend and her … More Spot the difference.

4-Wheat Inside-Out Cranberry Rolls As Sourdough Survives Injury

I almost negligently homicided my Montana Most Sour sourdough starter three days ago. For the first time in almost forever, I put the concoction in a glass bowl rather than the stainless steel and then put it in the oven with its film cover over night, as usual. I have a bright little piece of … More 4-Wheat Inside-Out Cranberry Rolls As Sourdough Survives Injury

Feliz Cumpleanos, otherwise Happy Birthday without the tilde

The mother of a neighbor child asked me to make her daughter’s birthday cake again this year. She wanted a three-layer cake with two white layers, top and bottom, a chocolate layer in the middle and with vanilla buttercream filling, top and sides, to provide cake for 18-20 people. I said that a 9″ cake … More Feliz Cumpleanos, otherwise Happy Birthday without the tilde

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake, a failure and a success

There were two recent birthdays which I missed and determined to additionally celebrate with a chocolate party cake filled with two mousses and covered in lots of fudgy icing. I’d wanted to try the same recipe as the last chocolate party cake, the tall one which I felt would’ve been better if I’d got cake … More Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake, a failure and a success

Mexican Chocolate Brownies & garden art for a birthday girl

Having discovered a neighbor’s taste for Mexican chocolate, I decided to surprise her on her birthday today, August 12th, with some fudgy brownies made with Ibarra chocolate, well-known to bakers.  A little goes a long way, so the icing was a simple, plain fudge. She loved them. In honor of her birthday, in addition to … More Mexican Chocolate Brownies & garden art for a birthday girl

juliyya’s Friday cookies: classic Jubilee Jumbles

My daughter and I agreed last week that she would come over on Thursday night this week so she could take some Jubilee Jumbles into her office for a meeting in the morning. They will be offered juliyya’s Friday cookies! These are soft, cakey vanilla and brown sugar cookies with a few chocolate chips and … More juliyya’s Friday cookies: classic Jubilee Jumbles