Nanaimo bars are one of the world's most perfect foods: a three layer no-bake cookie with a chocolate crumb base, a creamy custard middle section, and a firm chocolate topping. This version is dressed up for the holidays with a gingerbread base and a "blonde" white chocolate topping.
Whether you're baking for your coworkers, your school, your neighbors, or just your big old extended family, try making these brownies and bar cookies. A big pan of any of these recipes can feed a crowd.
When you get down to it, baking is a fun activity, so it makes sense to gift the baker in your life something lighthearted. Here are some non-traditional options.
It's time we stop making the fruitcake a laughing stock, get it a better PR agent, and instead celebrate this rich (and often boozy) dessert for its prominent place in history.
From gingerbread men to quick breads, whoopie pies, and even soufflés, check out your best recipes for that classic winter staple: gingerbread.
Sweet and tangy preserves have always been a way to enjoy the summer and fall harvests throughout the winter. But even if you didn't get a head start on preserving your strawberries and blueberries, you can use the bounty of what's available now to give a gift that will last.
On November 26th, Allison and Matt Robicelli soft opened the first stand-alone location of their popular bakery, Robicelli's, on an unlikely block of Third Avenue in Bay Ridge. The bakery is selling the couple's popular cupcakes, but that's just the beginning.
It's that time again, that magical time of year when we dedicate an entire night to the act of stuffing ourselves silly on sugar and punch at the annual Serious Eats Cookie Swap. We had a whopping 45 cookies this year, including everything from sesame-studded "Chinatown black and whites" to Russian tea cookies to several variations on classic chocolate chip. Click through to see them all!
Buttery, crisp wedges of shortbread that take mere minutes to make? One Bowl Baking has the recipe for blessedly simple, versatile shortbread dough sweetened with warm brown sugar.
For those of you who read my Day in the Life post last Friday and have eagerly been awaiting this recipe, I am happy to say it's finally here. (And if I may say, the wait is worth it.)
If you're looking for a sweet stop in Vancouver, try one of these three treats.
I'll have maybe one glass of eggnog a year, but that's it. After that, any leftovers are going to sit in my fridge, waiting to haunt me in the new year. At least that's how it used to go. Enter eggnog whipped cream.
Do these gluten-free brownies taste as good as the original? We found out.
What's better than washing down your favorite Christmas candy with your favorite spirit? Sneaking those candies into said spirits, of course! Armed with a crazy array of seasonal candy and a liquor cabinet stocked with booze (plus mason jars with tight-fitting lids) we set about to figure out how to make holiday candy-flavored liquor.
The simplicity of this recipe makes it ideal for the busy holiday season. When your house fills with guests and you want to make something that doesn't require too much work, these sweet, spiced scones are a perfect solution.
These scones are like a delicious spiced molasses gingerbread cookie in scone form. Not too sweet and perfect with the drizzled icing or a pat of cream cheese.
I created a strudel that doesn't get a traditional strudel dough wrapping, instead getting rolled in a very thin brown butter pie crust. It's considerably less intimidating than an actual strudel dough, and tastes great.
Whether it's gingerbread men, gingerbread cupcakes, or even a traditional loaf, shoot us a photo of your best gingerbread sweet (along with a link to the recipe!) and we'll include it in the next roundup.
There is fine bread pudding (I mean it's difficult to mess up the flavors of bread, heavy cream, and sugar) and great bread pudding. I recently had a dish that was the latter.
If the thought of minty chocolate sweets gets you excited for the holidays, check out these recipes.