Coffee cake, also known as Kuchen or Gugelhupf, evolved from the ancient honey cake. When coffee made it’s way to 17th century Europe, coffee cakes were invented as an accompaniment to the new beverage.
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 […]
Dear Dad: Though I have you in my heart, I miss you. My favorite moments were the half-hour we’d spend daily before our family dinner at 7:30 every evening. Like clockwork, I’d come into the family room and find you sitting in the Dad’s chair. I’d yell out a cheery hello and just as I […]
I had the opportunity to meet Pamela, from My Man’s Belly, when she visited New York last year and to no surprise, she is just as warm, friendly and witty in person as she is on her blog. Besides Pamela’s delicious recipes and ‘get me in trouble’ cocktails; I look forward to each of her new post on […]
I don’t recall having a favorite children’s book or reading that much for pleasure outside of school work. I do recall Barbar and a few standard children’s books and comic books. They didn’t seem to resolve my need to express my imagination, however. For that, I turned to Lego. Back in those days, Lego was composed […]
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.