Brown Butter Cake with Dulce de Leche, Toasted Hazelnuts, and Figs

In the past I have been forbidden from baking my own Birthday cakes, something about not laboring on your special day and letting others do all the work in preparation for your birthday celebration.  Generally I would agree with the sentiment. It’s the one day out of the year where you should automatically get a…

Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls

The ephemeral bee seems to have become a bread blog lately, and here’s yet another bread recipe for the books.  I’m going to chalk it up to my love for freshly baked bread and the cool autumn, perfect for soup, weather.  These bread rolls were particularly easy to bake.  Requiring only a 5 minute machine…

Apple Quick-Bread

A honey infused apple quick-bread with a sour cream base, I set out to bake a simple apple quick-bread that was slightly more savory then an apple cake (I’m thinking breakfast) and not heavily spiced.  One of my latest food revelations is that heavily spiced apple cakes/breads muffle the bright, saccharinely tart flavors of a…

Hard Cider Bread

The fall weather has arrived which means that I can take up homemade bread baking again.  This recipe came about in a “lets throw a few ingredients into a bowl and see what happens” kind of way.  Followed by a “it’s too warm and I don’t have the time to bake” period in the back…

Cinnamon Roll End Bread

I baked 6 dozen cinnamon rolls for a catering order last week, which, I am proud to say, turned out fine.  I’ve baked dozens of cinnamon rolls throughout the years, and have had my fair share of cinnamon roll learning experiences (i.e. flops) and successes.  It comes with a long sigh of relief that I…

Dark Zucchini Bread

My wonderful cousin Jen gave us three massive zucchinis – you know, the behemoths that lurk in the back corners of your garden, the ones that you’ve mistakenly overlooked a day or two ago, the ones that are longer then your forearm and almost twice as thick, the ones you close your car windows to…

Lemon Lavender Shortbread

There is something about lemon and lavender that works really well together.  The tanginess of the lemon cuts in nicely with the floral flavors of the lavender smoothing them out to a subtly pleasant flavor that pairs rather well with the butteriness of the shortbread.  I also happened to have several sprigs of fresh lavender…

Tahini Brownies

I came upon a recipe similar to this one in Sweet, and it brought to mind the iced tahini mochas I was obsessed with drinking last summer.  As I am partial to my own brownie recipe, I decided to use that one instead of the one in the cookbook, and just add a swirl of…