First things first, nothing is wrong with classic babka, especially chocolate babka. However, every time I am eating chocolate babka I am brainstorming other possible flavor combinations. Finally this summer, I went ahead with the s’mores babka that has been brewing in my mind. I normally stick to the classics when making babka. Since it is a little bit of a process it always seems easier to keep it simple. Chocolate and cinnamon are also pretty crowd-pleasing, so they seem to be the go-to flavor.
‘Tis the season for ice cream! Ice cream sandwiches that is!! Remind me again why we don’t eat ice cream sandwiches all year long? They are such a simple and delicious dessert. I could easily eat three of them in one sitting.
Italian Rainbow Cookies fall into that category of baked goods that are sometimes easier to buy, or so I thought. For the longest time, I was convinced that these layer cookies were over complicated and not worth the effort. After making a batch I could not be more WRONG! The cookies did require a lot of time, patience, and attention, but it was well worth the effort. I mean look at these!
Looking for something indulgent? I’ve got a few words for you. Cookie and Cream Brownies. These cookies and cream brownies are all about the layers. They start with a simple concept and build from there. But actually build. The higher they get, the more indulgent they become. The first layer starts off pretty simple. It’s a basic brownie layer, stuffed with Oreos. Next, the brownies are topped with a layer of cookies and cream buttercream. Think we’re done yet? Think again. To finish them off, they are covered in a thick layer of chocolate. Drooling yet? Now I am going to let you in on a little secret. I am normally all about skipping the boxed mixes and making as much as you can from scratch. However, with brownies, that rule goes completely out the window. My go-to brownies come right out of a box and are truly the easiest thing to make. Ghiradelli makes a mix that is to die for. The brownies are creamy, rich, and super decadent. Did I mention they …
Babka, melt-away, even chocolate bread. Whatever you want to call it doesn’t really matter. What matters is that it is one of those desserts that is TRULY irresistible.