Chocolate Banana Bread

Happy Sunday, baking friends! Growing up, banana bread was my favorite thing in the world.  My Mom frequently made banana bread with the leftover really, really ripe brown bananas that us kids wouldn’t touch. The good news is that these over ripe bananas are super sweet and make a moist, flavorful, and not-too-sweet bread. There are…

Custardy Plum Raisin Squares

Hello, Sunday baking friends! There are some things in life that you just cannot wait for. My Custardy Plum Raisin Squares are one of them.  This cake is pure magic since it’s so easy to throw together. All you need are eggs, butter, milk, flour, sugar, fresh plums, and a sprinkle of raisins. You take…

Yeasted Cream Cheese Coffee Cake with Plums

Happy Sunday, baking friends! Plums were possibly my least favorite fruit growing up.  My reasons could be the mushy texture of its flesh and the occasional tart, sour, crisp skin. Plums were never my fruit. As I was rifling through my refrigerator looking for the best fruit for my cake, I found a bag of plums…

Peach-Blueberry Coffee Cake with Lemon Thyme Crumbs

Happy Sunday, baking friends! I’m going to go out on a limb with this next statement: crumbs make everything better! Everyone loves brown sugar and cinnamon crumbs! Every bite should have at least one very fat crumb.  Of course, it gets better when you combine it with my simple, tender, golden butter cake which is…

Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Fresh Berry Coulis and Lemon Crisps

Hello, Sunday baker friends! With temperatures on the rise, the thought of heating the kitchen to bake was just not happening. My thoughts on a sticky summer night went to a no bake, refreshing dessert and it struck me: how about an easy, smooth, soft, sweet, panna cotta? Panna cotta,  an absolutely delicious, very dangerous, elegant, Italian classic…