Tag Archives: cardamom

Chocolate Bark with Sugar-Coated Nuts and Spices

This was our Valentine’s treat – simple yet still somehow festive. We don’t own a candy thermometer so tempering chocolate or finding the perfect caramelization point are out of bounds, making the choice of homemade candy somewhat limited around here. Luckily the simple elegance of a drop of chocolate speckled by crushed pink peppercorns is […]

Chocopricot Cupcakes

We’ve had a bit of an unintentional blogging break, but here’s a sweet treat to make things right again! Chocolate and apricot are such a classic combination, and the addition of cardamom in the mousse topping added that little extra something in these birthday cupcakes. I baked these for the birthday party of a niece, […]

Apple Pocket Pies

Pocket pies are fun to make and eat, and a great way to use up a bunch of apples beyond their prime! To be honest, I’ve had my fair share of apples recently, but these pockets were quite irresistible nevertheless. The dough was lovely, and I’m already thinking about all the sweet and savory fillings […]

Chocolate Squares with Apples and Oranges

We spent a very relaxing weekend at the cottage with my little wonder of a godson and his parents. It was full of raking leaves and picking mushrooms, knitting on the porch in the autumn sun and watching the little guy play with the toys me and my brothers used to have as kids. Indescribably […]

Autumnal Apple Cake baked with Olive Oil

We got a free bag of apples from the organic grocery nearby, and since the fall seems to be here for good, I decided to bake something cinnamony. This apple cake was so easy to make, came out perfectly moist, and had such a delightful fragrance, that the forthcoming winter doesn’t suddenly feel like such […]