Chocolate Cinnamon Babkallah

Chocolate Cinnamon Babkallah at the dessert chronicles

All of this snow finally gave me the chance to share a new recipe. I have so many great things saved up on my computer, but just haven’t gotten around to posting them. I made this babkallah a couple of months ago and writing this post has me wanting to make it again. The minute I saw this recipe in December’s Bon Appétit, I knew I had to try it. It was 10pm and I seriously contemplated making a loaf right then and there. The concept of a chocolate babka and challah hybrid is genius and the result was even better than I expected. Imagine soft and eggy challah bread full of rich, chocolatey cinnamon swirls. Absolute heaven! [Read more…]

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix at the dessert chronicles

It’s freezzingggg and grey and no longer December, which means we don’t still have an excuse to eat cookies all the time. Do we really need an excuse? January is typically all about healthy eating and lots of green smoothies, but to be honest, all I really want is hot chocolate. I may also still want to just keep eating cookies, but shh, don’t tell anyone. This hot chocolate mix is perfection, but of course it is, because it comes from Deb of Smitten Kitchen. It comes together in seconds and lasts for months AND it has an entire chocolate bar ground into it!! I’d say that’s a step above a Swiss Miss packet any day. [Read more…]

The Best of 2014

The Best desserts of 2014 with the dessert chronicles

It’s hard to believe we’re about to ring in 2015! The year flew by and even with the start of dental school, I luckily still managed to spend ample time in the kitchen. I love looking back at all of the sweets I’ve baked up over the past year. There was definitely no shortage of chocolate or sprinkles [Read more…]

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men at the dessert chronicles

I’m ending this week of cookies with those that I definitely had the most fun making. Last week, I got it into my head that I had never made gingerbread men and that all of the sudden I needed to make some ASAP. I, of course, didn’t have the right cookie cutter when I made this decision and ended up searching several stores with no luck. Why does every store only sell tiny gingerbread men cookie cutters? Half the fun of making gingerbread men is decorating and eating huge cookies! Once I get a recipe in my head, there is no waiting until next week, so I got resourceful. I ended up just printing a pattern I found online and using a small pairing knife to cut the shapes out of the dough. It was surprisingly easy and it is definitely a good trick if you ever can’t find the proper cookie cutter. [Read more…]