The famous ‘divorce’ carrot cake

No worries, all is well between me and Mr. Chuckles! In fact, our relationship is probably much enhanced after he baked us this delicious and delectable carrot cake, inspired by a popular post on Reddit. Last month, a Reddit author shared their mother’s recipe for this carrot cake that earned its title when their father…

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Basque burnt cheesecake

Here is another Basque region inspired dessert to go along with the first recipe I posted on this blog, for Gรขteau Basque. Last night, Mr. Chuckles put together this interesting variation of cheesecake, which is crustless and baked at high heat to create a โ€˜burntโ€™ exterior while maintaining a creamy interior. It tastes like something…

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Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

โ€˜Tis the season of holiday parties and potlucks, so the big decision in our kitchen these days is what to make and bring to these gatherings. By popular demand, Mr. Chuckles has been assigned dessert duty at Christmas Day dinner and will be preparing a carrot cake. We found this recipe from the manual that…

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Gรขteau Basque with warm sherry cream

Gรขteau Basque is a traditional dessert originating from the Northern Basque region of France, with a variation also common in the Southern Basque region of Spain. Constructed from layers of a wheat flour based cake, it is typically filled with black cherry jam or pastry cream. We were introduced to Gรขteau Basque at Bar Isabel,…

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