Tahini Swirled Brownies with Pomegranate Curd

Just because Valentine’s Day has passed, doesn’t mean it’s time to move on from chocolate desserts. In fact, it’s never time to move on from chocolate desserts. Especially decadent ones like these lusciously chocolatey brownies made with two kinds of cocoa powder and swirled with tahini for a nutty, slightly bitter note, and then topped with sweet and tangy pomegranate curd, fresh fruit and whipped cream.

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Sticky Toffee Pudding

We’re bringing our last blog post of 2019 to you early, to cover those holiday baking needs.  (And because we’re going on Christmas break!)  Each year we pick some sort of theme for the blog, and 2019 saw a lot of traditional baking recipes, inspired by the Great British Bakeoff tv show.  To properly wrap up the year, we are finishing with one of my favorite desserts: Sticky Toffee Pudding.  This is not a pudding in the American sense.  It’s a buttery, date-heavy cake with a toffee sauce poured over it while still hot to soak up all that deliciousness; and then served with extra sauce and a little whipped cream.  It is heavenly!

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Fig, Red Wine and Chocolate Cake

Figs, red wine, chocolate, cake…need I say more?  Whether you need a last minute Thanksgiving dessert, just love all of the above, or would like a new baking project, this is one of my new favorite fall desserts.  And while fresh figs are in season right now (yay!) and make a beautiful cake topping, the cake actually utilizes dried figs, so no need to worry about fig season, this can be made year round.

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