Mini Chocolate Layer Cakes

Occasion: My best friend is home and I wanted to try a mini “naked” cake. Recipe: America’s Test Kitchen Ingredients: 1.5 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon instant espresso powder or instant coffee powder 1/2 cup boiling water 1/4 sour cream, room temperature 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup all-purpose…

Individual Blueberry Crumbles

Occasion: Thanksgiving Dinner, Round 2 Recipe: Courtesy of America’s Test Kitchen Ingredients: 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch Salt 10 oz (2 cups) blueberries 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup oats (I used Quaker Oats) 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 4 tablespoons unsalted butter Directions: Pre-heat oven to 375…

White Chocolate Banana Scones

Occasion: Finally home after delayed travels and a soppy, rainy day. It’s also the night before the first day back at work and I figure it’d be nice to bring breakfast for the team in Room 5. Recipe: Courtesy of America’s Test Kitchen (modified) Ingredients: 1 c all purpose flour 2 tbsp sugar 1 1/2…