We’ve seen numerous desserts that we would place in the “out of this world” category, but this adorable space-themed cake with a…
Handpainted cakes are all the rage at the moment, with requests for them at weddings and birthday parties flying in left, right and centre. And it’s easy to see why they’re so popular – just look how beautiful they are. Painted with edible watercolours, these really are works of art. But that isn’t to say we wouldn’t like a slice. Or three.
When we look at our calendar and see that it’s May the 4th it always put a smile on our face. The internet has taken over this day with the hashtag #MayThe4thBeWithYou. The phrase is of course in reference to Star Wars’s iconic saying, ‘May The Force Be With You’. However, this year the trend has gone one step further and incredible galaxy cakes have been taking Instagram by storm to celebrate this special day.
(All photos via Instagram/eatyrheartsout) “It’s not you, it’s me.” “We tried.” “I am damaged.” These are just a few of the breakup one-liners that New Yorker Isabella Giancarlo has heard over the years.
As a 75-year-old grandma stuck inside the body of a 24-year-old, I have never been a huge fan of a holiday that has manifested itself in day-drinking and public nudity. But a holiday that requires cake? Well, duh. Have a party and invite me over.
Growing up in the South, I was served biscuits at breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Each family and restaurant has their own specific way of making them. Some are skinny and tall, others flat and wide, and some come nestled together like Parker House rolls in cast-iron pans. Served with butter or jam, smothered with gravy or topped with ham and cheese or a piece of fried chicken, biscuits are as Southern as bourbon, collards and mac and cheese.
There is nothing finer than a warm, buttery pastry on a cool fall morning. So I propose that, this weekend, you tackle classic French croissants at home.
There is a large divide between those who love Samoas (otherwise known as Caramel deLites) and those who love Thin Mints. But I’ve never met a Girl Scout cookie I didn’t like.
For all of the times we’ve written about beer pairings—beer with ice cream! beer with cheese!—there was one untapped pairing that was right under our noses the whole time. It wasn’t until earlier this week, when our editor Caroline stumbled upon this old Hotline question, that we realized the next (and seemingly limitless) beer pairing goldmine we were sitting on: beer and cookies!
We know how to sub vegan ingredients in for eggs when baking, but when it comes to using dairy-free milk—or mylk or the less-appealing “juice”—instead of regular milk, I wasn’t so sure what would happen.
If you’ve never tried “monkey bread,” you’re seriously missing out. It’s basically store-bought biscuit dough rolled into little balls and dipped in butter, cinnamon, sugar, or a bunch of other sweet combos. And there are never-ending ways to make the dessert even better. Ahead, find the best monkey bread recipes the internet has to offer.
It’s time to prioritize. You’re up to your ears in holiday recipes and the harsh truth is that it’s not all going to happen. But before you break out the red pen and start slashing, promise us you’ll spare at least one or two of these cookie recipes, each of which surprised us and brought silly smiles to our faces.
It’s happened to all of us: Halfway through making cookies, you pull out the brown sugar, it’s hard as a rock, and no amount of palm squishing power will break that clump of sugar. But this bump in the cookie-making road doesn’t have to be frustrating.
There are bar crawls and taco crawls and even cupcake crawls, so why not cookie crawls? Why not cookie crawls around the world?
“Do I really need to preheat my oven?” That’s a question I hear a lot. The short answer is yes. The moment you turn your oven on, it starts getting hot, but most take a full 20 minutes to be fully preheated—even if the indicator light (or chime) says it’s ready sooner.
Who was the first person to put his or her thumb into a cookie and fill it with jam? I want to know—because it’s not a natural progression.
It’s been a long time since I’ve had an actual Keebler Fudge Stripe cookie, but only because I’ve found a better alternative—making them myself! It’s not as easy as heading to the snack cabinet and tearing open a package, but mixing up dough, rolling it out, and dipping cookies in melted chocolate is way more fun, and leads to much better cookies. The grown-up version of my childhood favorite is a rich, buttery shortbread cookie dipped in semisweet chocolate.
These rolled chocolate cakes are slightly more sophisticated version of the original beloved Swiss Rolls snack cakes. My version is a fresh chocolate sponge cake, rolled up in a mascarpone vanilla bean whipped cream and covered in a velvety dark chocolate glaze. Enjoy it as one giant cake roll (like a roulade), or divide it up into miniature portions. Related: 12 Snacks That Are Better Covered in Chocolate The anytime dessert.
It’s a well-known fact around the Food52 office that if Amanda Hesser sits you at the center of her dinner party table it's because you’re funny (or at least more funny than the people way down at the end). Related: 8 Recipes with Butternut Squash And if that holds true for where desserts land on the table (and I have to believe it does), here’s the guy bound to be the life of the next big party where cake is present (cough, Thanksgiving, cough). Butternut squash pie-cake. (Photo: James Ransom) If pumpkin pie is the second cousin you’re obligated to invite but spend the day avoiding, and pecan pie is the hot-breathed great auntie who’s always a little too close for comfort, and grape salad is the guest who might not even exist, then this cake is the wacky uncle: easy-going, conversation-starting, slightly mysterious, and enjoyable in large doses. Related: 11 Butternut Squash Recipes What’s intriguing, for starters, is the cake’s up-in-the-air identity.
A letter, a reminder to have an open mind, and a reason to put olive oil in your dessert. Olive oil is for salad dressings. I’m in a new phase. Related: 10 Sweet Uses for Olive Oil Do you know about the sympathetic nervous system? Related: 10 Chocolate Cookies Picking up the phone made my heart race.