Homemade Lebanese Tarboosh

Homemade Lebanese Tarboosh

Our equivalent of American S’mores. Digestive Biscuit, pillowy soft marshmallow, covered in a thin layer of dark chocolate to satisfy all sorts of cravings! I have adapted this recipe from Paul Hollywood’s Great British Bake Off technical challenge. These are at least triple the size of the regular tarboosh but let’s face it, when did we stop at just one?

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Mascarpone Raspberries and Chocolate Crêpe Cake

Mascarpone Raspberries and Chocolate Crêpe Cake

This showstopper is perfect if you want a fresh summery dessert! Layers of crêpes filled with a raspberry and mascarpone cream and topped with a luscious chocolate ganache. Just follow these steps and you’ll see it much easier than it looks like! * I have adapted this recipe from Martha Collison’s book Crave.

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Texas de Brazil-Style Brazilian Cheese Bread

Texas de Brazil-Style Brazilian Cheese Bread

I definitely miss eating out during this stay-at-home order! And one of my favorite places in Cleveland is the Brazilian steak chain Texas de Brazil. They serve wonderful Cheese Bread balls that are gooey and warm, instead of regular bread slices. These cheese dough balls are gluten-free, thus perfect for dietary restrictions. And since my husband and I were craving them, I looked up recipes to try to recreate these masterpieces. This one is straight out (with few alterations) of the “Great British Bake Off: Get Baking with Friends and Family” book and it was perfect as an appetizer for the US Mother’s Day this past Sunday. Traditional recipe contains manioc starch and “meia cura” cheese but these aren’t available where I live and I found tapioca flour and a mix of mozzarella and Parmesan to be a great substitute for both these ingredients.

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My Favorite Cardamom Knots

My Favorite Cardamom Knots

Comfort food at its best. I just love cardamom in desserts and this one is no different, if not better, specially fresh out of the oven. These knots are then covered with a cardamom syrup that adds another depth of flavors. You can absolutely prepare the knots the night before, chill them in the fridge overnight, then bake them in the morning. 

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Mrs. Sucrée’s Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Mrs. Sucrée’s Ultimate Chocolate Cake

This is my all-time favorite and easiest chocolate cake! It’s a one bowl cake that barely needs any tools (just a hand whisk, measuring tools, and your baking tin!) and I am so excited to share with you all my secrets and tricks to make this the only chocolate cake recipe you will ever need. This recipe is for the base of the cake sponge but I will add more ideas as we go on how to use it for multiple types of cakes such as layer cakes, loaf cakes, chocolate tiramisu cakes, bundt cakes. And, I have added my ingredients list in both metric measurements and cups to make it easy for you in case you don’t have a kitchen scale. However, make sure you know how to measure correctly with measuring cups and spoons.

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