Updated History and Recipe for Finom Szelet

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinI did not plan this but it turns out that 4 years ago to the day I tried to make Finom Szelet for the first time.  Afficionados of Hungarian baking will be familiar with Gerbeaud Szelet but might be scratching their heads about Finom Szelet.  That’s because it seems to have originated from my…

Murder Mystery Escape Room Party Cake

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinThat was a mouthful of a title but the cake was for a murder mystery party with an escape room.  It was for my daughter’s 13th birthday party and, as you can imagine, we were quite busy with the planning. This was the invitation and, by the way, if you’re interested I highly recommend…

Upside-down Vegan Chocolate Birthday Cake with Vegan Coconut Cream Ganache

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin After much stress and tears I think I have finally settled upon a vegan cake and vegan ganache that is both structurally sound and tasty. I tried coconut milk beverage, canned coconut milk, soy milk, and finally, coconut cream in two different varieties. I have also tried different ratios of nondairy milk to…

Vegan Tiered Cake

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinOur bishop was coming for a special visit to our church and I knew I had to plan a special cake.  I baked all the cakes off for my 3 tiered cake and then found out he changed plans and was coming …during period of fasting.  I was so frustrated –God forgive me– and…

Pie Crust

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinWe went blueberry picking recently and got a ton of blueberries.  So we made blueberry muffins and blueberry pie — a family favorite.  We like blueberries so much that I once tried to plant several bushes in my yard but it was a constant struggle with the wildlife.  I would watch out my window…