Speckled Chocolate Easter Cake

Speckled Chocolate Easter Cake

Every Easter, I become obsessed with all things pastel. Pre-pandemic, Easter brunch was one of the first events we hosted once the spring season arrived, and it’s been a tradition among our group of friends since 2012. In past years, I was usually in charge of making the ham, with a side dish of bacon [...]

Quarkbrötchen

Quarkbrötchen

Is there anything more inviting than the aroma of freshly-baked bread right out of the oven in the morning? I adore bread and had the good fortune of grandmothers and mothers who baked it daily at home. It’s the best way to start the morning, especially paired with a hot cup of strong coffee. However, [...]

Granny Eliza’s Chocolate Pudding

Granny Eliza’s Chocolate Pudding

When it comes to chilled desserts and custards, pudding often gets overlooked for its more sophisticated adult versions of custard-type desserts, like pots de crème, ice cream, mousse, and parfait. In comparison to these, pudding may sound too commonplace or humble to merit a blog post. However, blame it on childhood nostalgia, chocolate pudding is [...]