Bittersweet Chocolate Cake with Espresso Buttercream

Bittersweet Chocolate Cake with Espresso Buttercream Adapted from Epicurious and Baking: From My Home to Yours I used an Americano-style coffee in the cake batter, as I only have a small stovetop espresso maker. This recipe makes 3 eight-inch layers, 2 ten-inch layers, or 3 dozen cupcakes. My third eight-inch pan was mysteriously swallowed by … More Bittersweet Chocolate Cake with Espresso Buttercream

Crab Canapés

Cold Crab Dip Inspired by Jerry’s Meats Note: if you choose to use artificial crab, please take a look at the ingredients and buy the most environmentally-friendly variety you can find. Many varieties of articifical crab are made with overfished or farmed varieties; Wild Alaskan Pollock is a good-tasting, well-managed fish (listed as a “good … More Crab Canapés

Half-Oatmeal Pancakes

Half-Oatmeal Pancakes Adapted heavily from Cooking with Gourmet Grains (aka “The Stone-Buhr Cookbook”) Note: I often replace ½ to 1 cup of the unbleached flour with wheat flour, and I like them even better that way. Note (April 2012): I have added weights in for those who may prefer using a scale. I do still … More Half-Oatmeal Pancakes