Monday, December 22, 2008

Holiday Cookies

I decided to do a holiday cookie and this is the result. I came across some nice handmade candy canes made from molasses. They didn't have a molasses flavor though and the red stripe is from red beet powder. A nice change from red #40 I thought. The dough is my basic chocolate cookie recipe with a bunch of ground candy cane mixed in. I think the candy cane goes well with the chocolate cookie. Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Peanut Butter Cups

I started messing around with some chocolates. The peanut butter filling in these is just a little too sweet. The next bunch should be perfect.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Pumpkin Cakes

Pumpkin Cake covered with chocolate ganache with a swirl of cinnamon buttercream. Simple and good.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Monster Pies

Wow, I think these turned out great. Cinnamon buttercream sandwiched between two layers of pumpkin spiced cookie--or is it cake? Well, neither so I call them monster pies. They are monster sized, taste really good and that's what matters.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Holiday Orders

Don't have time to bake around the holidays? The Venerable Bean can do it for you. Click the image to enlarge.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Carrot Cakes

Long long time and no post. Been busy with more things than I can list. I have been baking quite a bit. I love carrot cake. These are moist with a great mix of carrot and spice topped off with a cream cheese icing and a tiny bit of ground walnut.