One of my favorite memories from childhood was getting to pick out a donut for breakfast once every other week or so – we’d be grocery shopping, and it was always a huge treat. I would almost always pick the regular cake donut with chocolate frosting and sugar sprinkles out the wazoo – because as a kid you can NEVER have enough sugar – and every time it was amazing. (Except for the time my cat ate through the wax paper bag and subsequently ate most of the donut… what a disappointing morning).
We made mini-donuts one time in my third quarter at Kendall – I made mine tossed in a combination of rosemary/salt/pepper/sugar/cayenne, and they were pretty good. This time I decided to go for classic, with a supposedly yummy donut and plain sweet glaze. I also decided to make a few with a cinnamon sugar coating, and then add a little chocolate to the mix as well. Unfortunately, I only had bittersweet dark chocolate in my kitchen, which didn’t work out too well for an overall coating – but was perfect for a garnish to the glazed donuts! Continue reading →
One of my all-time favorite flavors is hazelnut. I love hazelnut cake, I love hazelnut frosting, I love Ferrero Rocher, I love Nutella… the list goes on and on.
When my dad’s birthday came around, I asked what kind of cake he wanted, to which his reply was “a nut cake”. I tried my hardest to get him to be a little more specific, but alas, I was left with “a nut cake” and nothing else. I had seen this recipe for a hazelnut brown butter cake on Smitten Kitchen a while ago, and had been looking for an opportunity to try it out… and since hazelnuts qualify as nuts (I think they’re not one of those seeds-posing-as-nuts), I had my “nut cake”.
Even though these aren’t cakes that I’ve baked recently, I thought it would be fun to include them here – these are all the cakes I’ve made in the past couple quarters at school. Strawberry Bavarian Cream Dobos Torte Tiramisu – … Continue reading →