Best Chocolate Cupcakes Ever

Best Chocolate Cupcakes Ever

October 30th, 2007 | Category: Chocolate, Muffins and Cupcakes


I don't remember getting this excited over a small cupcake for such a long time. These cupcakes from the insanely delicious blog Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit made 20 kids and 20+ grown-ups very happy.

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Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

October 25th, 2007 | Category: Cookies


After tasting these thumbprint cookies, I was so glad to have prepared twice the amount of raspberry jam needed for the birthday cake.

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Lemon and Raspberry Birthday Cake

Lemon and Raspberry Birthday Cake

October 17th, 2007 | Category: Cakes


I love it when people are specific when it comes to what they want for their birthday cake. "Something chocolaty" or "I love strawberries" just doesn't work for me. Without a detailed brief, I am lost. All those possible combinations haunt me. Last week, we were planning a birthday for a friend at the Mansion. I offered to bake the cake with one condition only: A detailed ...

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Güllaç with Cardamom and Hazelnuts

Güllaç with Cardamom and Hazelnuts

October 08th, 2007 | Category: Dessert, Turkish Cuisine


Whenever I hear the word Ramadan, I immediately think of Güllaç. It is a traditional Turkish dessert that dates back to the Ottoman Empire. I've read somewhere that it was also a part of the circumcision ceremony menu for Sultan Süleyman, The Magnificient's sons'. This milk based dessert is prepared with Güllaç leaves, which are basically starch wafers that are made of corn starch, flour and water.

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