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{food} What I've Been Baking - Part 27

  Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:, 
Happy Pi Day! No pies in today's roundup but I do have a circle citrus cake and some cookies, haha! I will be making a pizza for dinner though, so I think that counts as celebrating, don't you think? For those that do not know, Pi Day celebrates the math symbol π. It is on 3/14 because the first numbers of Pi are 3.14 (do not ask me to name the rest) Back in elementary and middle school days we celebrated with pies, pizzas and other round items. I think one year for extra credit I made a pi-day themed quilt. Ahh to be young and carefree again!

Ombré Citrus Cake

I've had this recipe from Turkuaz Kitchen saved for a year and finally made it! Betul's recipes are always beautiful and her Instagram videos are so soothing. This recipe was super easy to make but I was scared about it coming out as pretty as hers. I actually made two because I had a lot of orange slices. Techically didn't have enough of the blood orange syrup for both cakes, but that's okay! Half of it is supposed to be served on top as a drizzle when served so I just skipped that step. Next time I may try to make the slices thinner so I can use more for each cake.

Heart Shaped Layered Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies 

I made this as a very special Valentine's Day dessert! I slightly modified it by leaving off the cacao nibs and putting m&ms in the brownie. It took a LONG time to bake in the heart shaped pan so the outside came out really cripsy and the inside was undercooked with a large hole in the center. (I stopped cooking it after an hour, haha...the recipe says 25-27 minutes for a normal pan and that it would be "slightly longer" for the heart shaped pan...) So while I'm a little disappointed in the bake of the brownie the flavors were great! I don't mind undercooked brownie but the hard as a rock exterior was not my favorite. Next time I'll just use a normal pan.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I always forget I have oats so I decided to whip up some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I went with the recipe in Tessa's Ultimate Cookie Handbook. For me it was a little too oaty, next time I might do less oats and more chocolate chips. The flavor was great though, I love the spice level from the cinnamon. 

2 Hour Fastest No Knead Bread

If you've been around long enough you'll know I constantly make this bread recipe for our lunches. This time I did a slight variation and did a cup of whole wheat flour and the rest regular flour. It added a nice bit of nuttiness! Next time I might go for 2 cups and see how that is! 


Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins

Another bake I come back to time and again. It's so easy and tasty. I used frozen wild blueberries instead of normal sized because I prefer them small. I also chilled the batter overnight before baking to help them puff up and be extra tall (the recipe says to put frozen blueberries in after this step, but I do it before because I don't mind if they turn blue.)


Chocolate Truffles

I had some leftover heavy cream to use up and in addition to making some "cream" biscuits that I forgot to take a photo of, I also made some delicious truffles. I didn't really need a recipe but decided to try Tessa's. Hers was interesting because there is a little corn syrup in it to help thicken them.  After rolling them out I covered them in sprinkles and coconut. I should have done more with coconut but wasn't sure we would like the combo. Spoiler alert - we did!

About Closet Fashionista

Loves to get bargains on clothes and is obsessed with Harry Potter and Disney. By day she is a freelance graphic and web designer. She also has a slight obsession with movies.

You can also find her on the web at her Harry Potter and Matthew Lewis fan sites.

1 comment:

  1. Oh the heart brownies look delicious even if it didn't cook as expected! That's a shame as it looks so good! You always bake such yummy treats!


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