Chocolate Soufflés

If you’re anything like me, there’s probably certain desserts that you love, but you think, nah, I could never make that. So I’m setting out to prove myself wrong, and starting with these amazing little chocolate soufflés. I’ve raved before about Johnny Iuzzini’s cookbook, Sugar Rush, which makes complex desserts easy, and always taste amazing. I…

Earl Grey Tea Cakes with Honey Icing

Today was the Wimbledon final, aka in my friends minds, a perfect reason to celebrate all things British. I’ve been dying to make Earl Grey something, and decided upon these lovely little tea cakes for our British-inspired brunch. Reviews for these tea cakes went as follows: “Wow, this really tastes like Earl Grey!” [With full British…

A Bruce Bogtrotter Chocolate Layer Cake

Do you all remember Bruce Bogtrotter? The poor child who realized that there can be too much of a good thing, forced to eat all of the Trunchbull’s chocolate layer cake in Matilda? Well, he got it right that chocolate layer cake is good. Particularly this one, if I do say so myself. 🙂 I’ve…

Blood Orange Olive Oil Loaf

I’m in America! I’m visiting for a few weeks in between job contracts, and am delighting in the bounty of American food and ingredients. I’m basically the biggest nutcase in the grocery stores – I can’t handle it after two years in Africa. There is so much food! I’m also slightly obsessed with the hipster…

Flourless Chocolate Meringue Cake – Passover Approved!

One of my absolute favorite things about being an expat in Africa is the melding of cultures that happens. There’s the culture of the country where we are, and then you add in people from all over the world, and you get to experience traditions and celebrations from a wide variety of cultures in a new and…