Hot Chocolate Cookies (Recipe)

Let's see if I can write this recipe from memory ­čśÇ Ingredients 2 cups flour1 cup instant hot chocolate mix3/4 cup sugar1 tsp baking powder1 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt1 stick butter, melted1 tsp vanilla1-3 tbsp milk2 handfuls mini chocolate chips Method: Put the butter on low heat to melt.While you're waiting on that, mix…

Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins (Recipe)

Canned pumpkin is on sale, which means that we buy it, which means I bake with it. That works out for me, because cinnamon/ginger/pumpkin is quite possibly my favourite flavour after chocolate. The secret is, don't skimp out and buy cheap pumpkin, make sure you get something that clearly smells and looks like an obscenely-orange…

Orange Cookie Recipe (with icing!)

I've been gone, but now, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, I'm back. I'm taking a break from the Poem of the Day series to bring this recipe! (Cookie breaks are always valid, right? Of course right) Anyway, enough chit chat; let's get down to business. Sadly I didn't get good pictures of the cookies before they were…

Vegan Cinnamon-Layered Scones

While I wanted to bake today, I was feeling rather uninspired and couldn't think of a real bangin' pastry that I wanted to try. Then some perverse hippy thought invaded my mind, and it occurred to me, "Why don't you make something┬ávegan?" Well, why not, indeed. This thought, oddly, settled it for me, and I…

Queen Cinnamon Roll (Recipe)

After making dough intended to be cinnamon rolls, I questioned myself, "Why go to the trouble to make a bunch of cinnamon rolls, when I can make┬áone giant cinnamon roll?"┬á The answer to that question is "Because your dough is entirely too soft right now, and would need more flour for that." Unfortunately I found…

Baking Powder Biscuits

I┬áreally┬ádo not want to become yet another recipe blog. I won't claim that I made up or edited this recipe; I got it from King Arthur Flour. I won't waste your time with a cute anecdote about my relative, or countless pictures with only slight variances. I like these biscuits a LOT, so here's how…

Coconut Almond Scones

This was originally a recipe for coconut scones with optional chocolate chips, but guess who didn't have coconut milk or coconut flavoring in their house? But thankfully, I had both almond milk and almond extract, the flavors of which make the closest thing to ambrosia I've ever tasted. (That would be marzipan, but these scones…

No-Bake Chocolate Haystacks

You like chocolate? Coconut? Peanut butter?? You're in luck. Look what I've got for you: You don't have to bake these little delights, so they're super easy, and yummy whether hot or cold. Also for those observing Passover this week, they're unleavened!! ­čśÇ An alternative to endless matzah brickle (my Jewish people say "Baruch Hashem!").…

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

So, I'm more of a cookie baker than anything else. Cookies are my buzz. Also, since my "pastry" posts are more popular than my "poetry" posts, you may be seeing more recipes than poems in the future. (But never fear, fellow poets! I plan on putting a poem up tomorrow) Let me know in the…

Black Bean Brownies Recipe

I know I haven't posted anything in a while. I offer no explanation or defense. I made these on a snowy day. I pulled them hot out of the oven, and ran upstairs for my camera. When I came back down, they were already half-gone. (Or half-there, if you see the glass that way) Anyway,…