Super Thick Levain-Style Chocolate Chip Cookie from Stella Parks

Chocolate chip cookies will never go out of style, and there's always a new recipe claiming to be the best or the Last Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Ever Need. And honestly, I prefer a more egalitarian approach - it's all going to boil down to what you're in the mood for. And this time, … Continue reading Super Thick Levain-Style Chocolate Chip Cookie from Stella Parks

Rye-Cranberry Chocolate-Chunk Poppy Seed Cookies

Now that it's officially fall, it means that turning on the oven to cook is no longer an unwelcome prospect. I came across this chocolate chip cookie recipe on the New York Times and was intrigued by its unconventional additions. It contained rye flour (of which I still had some remaining from my Nordic bread-making experiments), … Continue reading Rye-Cranberry Chocolate-Chunk Poppy Seed Cookies

Chocolate Currant (Faux) Sourdough, Made with Poolish

I've been obsessed with Emmanuel Hadjiandreou's "How to Make Bread" ever since I first browsed it while I was dining solo at Michelin-starred Aniar in Galway, Ireland. I've made a few recipes from it now, and I will say that as an experienced cook/baker, breadmaking is a very humbling experience. In general, the fewer the … Continue reading Chocolate Currant (Faux) Sourdough, Made with Poolish

Chocolate Barmbrack Bread from The Great British Bakeoff’s Andrew Smyth

When I had made this bread, I was a week away from my first visit to Ireland. I was so pumped to go that I wanted to make something Irish at home so I could compare it to what the "real thing" would taste like. I picked this chocolate barmbrack bread that Andrew Smyth made … Continue reading Chocolate Barmbrack Bread from The Great British Bakeoff’s Andrew Smyth

Coconut Cherry Pecan Granola

I chanced upon this granola recipe from the New York Times; it is originally an Eleven Madison Park recipe. Apparently, after the end of a meal, all diners are gifted a jar of this signature granola to take home. The reviews on the NYT were stellar, and I was intrigued. I will say that I've … Continue reading Coconut Cherry Pecan Granola

Sweet and Salty White Chocolate Peanut Butter Crackers Fudge

I whipped up a quick no-cook fudge made out of three simple ingredients - vanilla frosting, white chocolate chips, and mini peanut butter crackers. The end result is a rich and sweet, mouth melting fudge with a lightly¬†sandy/powdery quality that reminds me of fudge I've had in the past. The peanut butter crackers add a … Continue reading Sweet and Salty White Chocolate Peanut Butter Crackers Fudge