Gâteau au Chocolat Épicé

I’ve always loved the exotic combination of chilies & chocolate.  The two flavours are perfect together, and have been used together for far longer than I’m sure the history books show.  Whether it’s adding a bit of cocoa to a robust chili con carne, or having a chili infused piece of chocolate, it all works…

Citrus Chiffon Cake with Glaze

Here we are in the middle of a beautiful spring.  The grass is rampant, the front field hosts a herd of deer in the evenings, and the outdoors beckons.  While walking today I heard the cries of eaglets, searched and found the large nest in the top of a nearby Douglas Fir.  On our daily…

Hot Milk Cake

If you’re going to have one cake recipe, I would suggest that it be this one.  It’s great in trifle, as a decorated slab cake, cupcakes, and layered.  I’ve even used it for a jellyroll.  It’s got just the right amount of crumb and moistness.  Found in my mom’s original Joy of Cooking, it was…