Once you have homemade marshmallows, your life will change, I promise. Never again will you bother to buy the jet puffed rubbery pillows at your local grocery store. You will also become the most likely person to be invited for camping trips, Christmas parties and anywhere a s’more is served, just because of these marshmallows. I’ve seen a few recipes around, but this recipe from Carrie at Denver Bargains has to be the easiest.
Everybody likes a bit of chocolate molten lava cake but Stéphane Bureaux and his design team de-constructed a molten lava cake and turned it into a candlelit dinner. They made a chocolate sponge and a chocolate candle that melts into the cavity of the sponge cake, filling it with thick, delicious chocolate.
This silky, smooth chocolate truffle tart just looks like it will get anyone into a whole world of trouble, like that resident trouble maker your mother always warned you about, without the Harley and leather jacket. If you make the tart with the best bitter-sweet chocolate you can get, it promises to be a dessert not to be forgotten.
The full list of ingredients is available on Gourmet.com
At the recent Holon Design week, a couple of young Israeli designers emerged as designers to watch in the future. One of them was Tal Zur, who confidently declared that she had no website while handing out handmade booklets of her work. Tal designed the Hallah Handles, a pair of silicone and ceramic handles on a string that gets wrapped around the Challah bread dough, then when the bread is baked, all you have to do is pull the handles and the bread is sliced neatly.
Charlottes look like you spent hours slaving over them when mostly they just need whipping and chilling and whipping, and you can get an appliance to do that for you. Annie’s Eats’ charlottes are made with raspberry and blackberry moose and surrounded by homemade ladyfinger biscuits. Gorgeous!
Annie’s Eats has the full recipe for these delicious individual charlottes
When Aran‘s little boy got chickenpox and the family was trapped inside for a week, she passed the time by baking up a storm. The results were, among other things, these delicious red currant and poppyseed pound cakes. A twist on the usual lemon and poppyseed.
All the recipes are available through Camille et Vanille
My mother taught me never to go visiting without bringing something with you. This Swedish visiting cake looks like it would make a great alternative to the cake I usually make. With browned butter, orange zest, and almonds it’s not your usual cake.
Get the recipe for this visiting cake from The Pastry Affair
I am convinced this hot fudge-soaked and toasted marshmallow-topped cake can not be bad for you, it saved the sanity of the lady that brought us the recipe, Kristan from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen.
You can find Kristan’s recipe on her blog, Confessions of a Cookbook Queen