Recipes usingEspresso

Chocolate Affogato Ice Cream Cake + Saveur Nomination


I’m sorry, is there a better way to celebrate than ice cream cake? Better yet, chocolate affogato ice cream cake with champagne? That’s exactly what I did when I found out I was nominated for a Saveur Blog Award (in the Baking and Sweets category, yay!). I wanted us to have a beautiful dessert + bubbles. So consider this celebratory…

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Fudgy Chocolate-Espresso Donuts With Greek Yogurt Glaze


Are we still nervous about baked donuts? I get it. Donuts should be fried. Laden with lots of unhealthy fats and that perfect exterior crunch. And I will never, and you have my word on this, turn down a real, fried (preferably an old-fashioned) donut. For as long as I live, that’s a promise. However, and this is a big…

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Irish Coffee Cake


Is it a cake that tastes like Irish coffee or is it a coffee cake with Irish coffee vibes? Or are they the same thing? I think they’re different but this seems like more of an in-person conversation for us to have…perhaps over Irish coffee and cake? Today we’re scenting a traditional coffee cake with all of our favorite flavors: fresh-brewed espresso (or coffee),…

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Dark Chocolate Cake With Champagne Buttercream


Yes, it’s true. January brings with it lots of responsibility. The presents and cheer of December are faded memories that went into the trash with the wrapping paper and tinsel. But fear not. Whilst we’re knee-deep in juices and cleanses and new exercise routines, we have at least one special occasion that requires (no, DEMANDS) indulgence. And that, my friends, is the…

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Brown Butter Muscovado Banana Bread


I’m having one of those so-much-to-say-I-have-nothing-to-say moments. Maybe it’s because it’s getting cooler? The sky a little darker? Or perhaps because I have a moment to breathe. I was going to talk about how busy I’ve been. We’ve been. How I haven’t taken two seconds to  pause. None of us have. How grateful I am for the work I’ve been getting.…

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Salted Caramel Brown Butter Blondie Ice Cream


I was going to make a loaded brownie ice cream until my son requested blondie ice cream. I decided, from this point forward, he is a genius and should be consulted on all further recipe development. Both of my kid’s personalities were evident from the beginning. Stella was born a spitfire. Personality for days. I used to say she looked…

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Dark Chocolate + Espresso Babka


dark chocolate + espresso babka ( shiksa bakes } I don’t think there is any denying that I love to bake. I know people are supposed to take sides…more of a cook vs. more of a baker. I can’t claim allegiance to either side. I’m a bit of a centrist that way. But when someone gave me a 50-year old…

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Breakfast Crack Cookies


Ahhh…you know what that sound is? Do you hear it? It’s the last of my kids starting school. I love love love summer. I love spending time with my kids, hanging out, no schedules. But by the end of August, projects aren’t getting done, bank accounts are depleted and I’m ready to get back into some sort of a routine.…

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Chocolate + Espresso Birthday Cake


chocolate + espresso birthday cake { birthday season } Let’s talk about ‘birthday season.’ It’s that time of year when you’re inundated with birthday celebrations of friends and family. You know what I’m talking about, right? You have one too? Every other day for seemingly weeks on end you’re running around buying gifts, making cakes and eating + drinking beyond capacity. It starts off…

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Triple Chocolate Espresso Tea Cake


I like the idea of tea cake. It says, let’s have lunch at home, wear soft clothes and drink wine on the patio. It says I don’t want to spend one second making buttercream or stacking layers of cake, but I want cake. It also says I love you chocolate…I really do. It is also borderline begging for a glass of wine.…

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Salted Caramel Brown Butter Stacked Blondie-Brownies


Well, I’m done. I think I can put up the Closed – On Vacation sign and head to Kauai for a couple of weeks. When Saveur Magazine opened up their Blog Award nominations this week I wanted to search my photos for something that was really representative of the jazz hands I like to think I sprinkle around my food.…

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Brown Butter + Salted Caramel Brownies


In the words of a very good friend, my life is paved in good intentions. When I found out my kids were going to be gone for a week, I though, wow, I’m going to get so much done. Mind you, I experience this quarterly, so I should know better. I was going to live off the greens growing in…

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Double Chocolate + Espresso Buttercream Whoopeeeee Pies


  double chocolate + espresso buttercream whoopeeeee pies Good day muffins. How are we? Let’s talk. I’m thinking about sweets. Chocolate. I’m thinking about whoopee pies. I’m thinking let’s put espresso in a cookie…and then let’s also put it in the schmooey sandwiched between the two cookies. Let’s turn a kid cookie into a grown-up cookie. Cause we’re mature like that. Actually, a…

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