I had never tried to combine chocolate with any citrus, except for orange. The reason is I grew up with Orange Milano cookies from Pepperidge Farm–I thought orange and chocolate were the only possibility.
When I consider what to bring to a charity bake sale, chocolate is the first flavor on the list. Folks always stop to consider chocolate treats and sometimes swoop down to take a closer look. Chocolate doesn’t have a brilliant color to attract the eye, but it does stir up passion.
Ever since I learned about Lamington, a cake that originates from Australia, I’ve been eager to explore it. In its original form, this popular creation named after Lord Lamington, Governor of Queensland, consisted of individual squares of sponge cake, dipped in chocolate, and coated with shredded coconut. I love its pure architectural form—a cube of [...]
Ever since our return from Asia, I’ve been even more obsessed with the dessert flavors of Asia. I love to take new spins on classic desserts and really have fun with the combinations, but there’s a point when I over think the process and get caught in a loop.
I like Winter–I even like the snow…at least up to a reasonable accumulation. What I don’t like are these extended periods of gloomy weather without the sun. It’s hard enough to find time to bake let alone coordinating with mother nature so I can use natural light to get the photography done.
Daily life has finally calmed down since we’ve got back from the our trip. I’ve caught up with work–and gotten back into my regular routine of cooking, baking and working out. I even have my tax documents ready for my accountant.
Hungry Rabbit is a food journal written by Ken, who lives in food-centric New York. Desserts are the main focus, and he also shares his passion for all things food-related: inspirations, surprises, and everyday discoveries.