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Tres Leches de Ron con Chocolate

INGREDIENTS For the cake: Butter, for coating the pans 3/4 cup water 2 teaspoons instant coffee crystals 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch process 1 3/4 cups cake flour, plus more for dusting the pans 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon plus 1 pinch fine salt 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 5 large egg yolks…

Caramels – A 25 year journey coming to a end, a pause maybe

I think my love for caramels may be starting to wane along with my love for cold cereal which is another story.  Two things I never thought I would lose enthusiasm for.  I still do enjoy caramels but not the way I used to.  I have been making these caramels for probably 25 years.  That sounds so long so I…

Chocolate Dipped Honeycomb Candy

This candy is tricky to get right but delicious when it works out.  This candy can also be crushed and covered over a german chocolate cake with whipped cream.  My Grandma Grace used to make the cake and we couldn’t find the candy in the stores where she bought it so we use this now.  She used a coffee flavored…

Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Oreos

These cookies were Henry’s idea and it was a great idea!  He loves chocolate and peppermint.  We bought lots of different kinds of chocolate at the baking shop.  There were lots of different prices and qualities of the chocolate and it turns out the Guittard chocolate was the best.  We made more using a cheaper candy coating chocolate and both…

Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars

These yummy bar cookies are so quick to make I hardly had time to take pictures of the process.  Also they are so good to eat I never got any more pictures of the cute little yummy squares of these.  Now they are gone.  But they were so good!  The recipe has been around for years.  I remember Patti making…

Henry’s 14th Birthday Snickers Cake

This turned out really good but unfortunately the night we ate it on his birthday it was still too cold from the refrigeration.  When the frosting has so much butter and cream cheese the refrigeration makes it so solid like butter that you feel almost sick eating it.  The next day I warmed it up and it was a totally…

Chocolate-Glazed Almond Horns

These are one of my favorite cookies so I had to try to make them myself!  They sell these at Trader Joes sometimes and have found them in some bakeries.  This was going to be one of the cookies for the Christmas cookie party but since the recipe only makes 6 large cookies it didn’t seem like the right time.…

Henry’s Vanilla Macaroons with Double Chocolate Ganache

Henry went to a cooking camp at Sur La Table in the summer and learned how to make these.  These pictures are from two different attempts.  The first time the batter was too thick and had a little peak on top that kept them from laying level which was a problem because they kept slipping apart once the filling was…

Texas Sheet Cake

I have many this many times but I found this variation on a website that has a name so close to mine I thought I would check it out.  It is called this is how i cook.com.  She has some pretty cool stuff.  This was a recipe I found there.  The only difference from mine is that she uses coffee…

Henry’s Chocolate Souffle’s

Henry went to a spring break camp at Sur La Table and learned how to make these chocolate souffle’s.  They were delicious!  These are pictures when Henry taught Roger how to make them. The ramekin coated in butter then sugar. Beat egg yolks and sugar Beat egg whites separately Melt chocolate chips.  Henry was taught to do this over a…