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Chai Olive Oil Cake | Domestic B(i)atch

12.2.16

Happy Friday!!! I’ve decided to revisit pears because I realized after making my dessert lasagna, that I actually really enjoy pear desserts. But I took a whole new turn on it.  I wanted to poach them. But what to do with them after that? How about “pair” (hehe) them with a spicy chai cake? Chai is one of those spice mixtures that’s perfect for the fall and winter.  I’m not a huge tea drinker, I’m a coffee cheerleader through and through.  But sometimes, on occasion, I need a little chai in my life.  I’ll have some chai tea with milk, or treat myself to a chai latte. It is surprisingly difficult to find chai spice in stores, though it is available to buy online.  But I made my own.  And it helped make an earthy, fragrant, wonderfully moist cake.  Did I mention this was my first time making an olive oil cake? I’m a huge fan.  While I read a bunch of reviews that said it was “too oily” for their taste I thought it was divine.  And I cannot believe how delicious a cake can be without any butter! This cake doesn’t even need a mixer, only two bowls! How easy is that?! Cray cray.

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Dessert Pear Lasagna | Domestic B(i)atch

10.21.16

As someone who is still learning about baking, about blogging, about desserts, I definitely look everywhere for inspiration.  I often look at many recipes before figuring out the one I think is best, or creating one of my own. But when I Google things like ‘dessert lasagna’ and nothing comes up that looks like what I want to make, I start to get nervous.  Is what I’m thinking of impossible? Everything has been done, there is nothing original, just variations, so where is it?? Everything I saw in this genre was a no-bake, involved a lot of cheesecake layers and/or berry compotes.  But what I wanted to make was different. Pie crust as the “noodles,” and pears tossed in brown sugar and cinnamon as the “sauce.” I decided to get crazy and try it anyway.  And it worked. Par-baking the first two layers to avoid soggy or under-baked crusts, delicious pears in between flakey goodness. It created a fall dessert that can easily feed a crowd. I also always imagine if what I bake can be accompanied by ice cream, yep, it’s almost criminal not to.  I think the possibilities of your ‘sauce’ are endless. So start brainstorming. 

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1.29.16

Happy Friday! Remember when I said I had all these great posts from snowpocalypse and then posted NOTHING? Fun right? Well they’re coming, I promise. But let’s stay consistent with another mug cake.

And in a Dharma Initiative mug no less. (The Constant will always be the best episode amiright?)

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