Ferrero Rocher White and Dark Chocolate Cake

Ferrero Rocher White and Dark Chocolate Cake - Luscious Frangelico Dark Chocolate Ganache hugged between layers of extra moist, exquisite white and rich dark chocolate cake. ...more

Sweet Purple Potatoes

Sometimes it’s difficult to find proper names for food and deserts in a different language. The names we use in Japan don’t have the same meaning in English. “Sweet potatoes” is one of them. In Japan, when we say “Sweet Potatoes” it means desert. Here it’s used to refer to the potatoes themselves. Today I made “Sweet Potatoes” with sweet purple potatoes. For your information, I didn’t use any artificial food colors. The purple color is from potatoes. Beautiful, isn’t it?...more

Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies - A sophisticated gingerbread cookie, soft and chewy with a spicy zing, a sugar crunch and speckled throughout with luscious chocolate chunks.  The perfect adult treat to bring to an office Christmas party or for your next cookie exchange....more

Butterscotch-Glazed Chocolate Bundt Cake

Butterscotch-Glazed Chocolate Bundt Cake, a wickedly tempting treat, extra moist bundt cake with the most amazing butterscotch glaze.  ...more

Chocolate Éclairs with Vanilla Bean Crème Pâtissière

Forget the pastry shop!   Try this simple recipe for Chocolate Éclairs with Vanilla Bean Crème Pâtissière at home. Enjoy light, crispy choux puffs with oozing, velvety vanilla bean crème pâtissière topped with luscious chocolate ganache glaze.  ...more

Banana Cake with Mocha Frosting and Salted Candied Peanuts

David Lebovitz does it again with this wonderful recipe for extra special Banana Cake with Mocha Frosting and Salted Candied Peanuts.  The Banana cake is extra moist and layered with luscious chocolate ganache and also topped with the most amazing salty-sweet crunch.  ...more

Rolled Oats & Walnuts Bar

Today’s snack, rolled oats & walnuts bar. Original recipe was made by Japanese pastry artist, Takako Inada. I couldn’t find some ingredients for it in my kitchen, so I replaced with something I had. Very nice sweet taste from brown sugar and maple syrup. Pieces of walnuts added extra texture and flavor. Yum!http://cookin-log.junkoco.com/index.php/2010/10/26/rolled-oats-walnuts-bar/ ...more

Hi Karen,

Thank you! Yeah, they were easy to make. I used to buy those kind of sweets, but ...more

Bouchée with Chocolate Cream

This pastry, Bouchée, looks like cookies, but the texture is a lot softer and more fluffy. Today’s filling is caramel chocolate cream. This cream is not just sweet, it also has a bit of bitter taste from the caramel sauce. I just want to scoop the cream and eat it! Can I say more? Then I want to be covered with chocolate cream!! Wow, it’s so dangerous! About the Bouchée, the batter was a little bit more loose than I thought. I need to try again to make it right....more

Did I Find "The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie"?

Have you ever run a Google search for “The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie...more

FireCracker Jacks

Baseball season is nearing its end and I’ve had Cracker Jacks on the brain.  Fall also makes me crave those familiar foods served around Halloween – popcorn balls, caramel apples and candy corn.  ...more