Crispy Swedish Waffles

Swedish waffle recipe

Swedes love waffles so much that they devoted an entire day to them. There are not one, but two strands of Swedish waffle recipe types. Waffle lovers, unite! A Short History of Waffles Waffles were invented in the middle ages. By the 18th century, people loved waffles so much that cookbooks began to identify types … Read more

Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Recipe

Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Recipe

This strawberry cheesecake cookie recipe is not for the faint of heart, since it requires several steps. All of the individual bits keep nicely in the refrigerator of freezer for several days, so it’s a good multi-day project for a busy weekend. A Short History of Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies While we’ve written extensively about cheesecake … Read more

Haitian Cake Recipe

Haitian Cake Recipe

The most traditional of Haitian cake recipe is the “Gateau au Beurre,” or butter cake. This is a classic pound cake, with a few special additions that give it a unique flavor: rum, nutmeg, and lime zest. It also traditionally includes evaporated milk, which contributes to its very moist texture. A Short History of Haitian … Read more

Poffertjes: A Mini Dutch Pancakes Recipe

Mini Dutch Pancakes Recipe

Do you prefer your pancakes petite and puffy? This mini Dutch pancakes recipe is for you. A Short History of Poffertjes At some point, Catholic monks in Southern Holland decided that those dry communion wafers just weren’t cutting it. We’re going to guess at some time around the Reformation, when there may have been some … Read more

A Waffle Recipe Without Baking Powder

Waffle Recipe Without Baking Powder

Picture this: It’s a typical Sunday morning and you’re craving waflles. You open your pantry and discover, to your horror, YOU DON’T HAVE ANY BAKING POWDER! Will you allow this grocery-shopping oversight to ruin your weekend, or can you come back from this setback and waffle again? Good news: With this easy waffle recipe without … Read more

Maui’s Best Banana Bread

Maui Banana Bread Recipe

Vacation in a pan alert! This Maui banana bread recipe will transport you to the lush island, without the expensive planefare. A Short History of Hawaiian Banana Bread Culinary historians believe that Polynesian explorers first brought bananas to Hawaii. Bananas, along with taro, sweet potatoes, and breadfruit, and fish, were the primary food staples in … Read more

“Batticuori” (Heartthrob) Italian Chocolate Cookies

This Italian chocolate cookies recipe closely resembles Mulino Blanco’s line of batticuori (“heartthrob cookies). It’s a crisp, not too sweet, but very chocolatey shortbread cookie. How to Make Your Heart Flutter (With Chocolate Cookies) OK, we have to hand it to Mulino Blanco for coming up with the best cookie names. They somehow seem to … Read more

Best Amish Cinnamon Bread Recipe

Amish Cinnamon Bread Recipe

This Amish cinnamon bread recipe is delightfully sweet and buttery with a cinnamon swirl running through it and over the top. A Short and Irrelevant History of Amish Cuisine The Amish are descendants of the Anabaptists, a Swiss religious sect that was part of the Protestant reformation in the 17th century. A group of Anabaptists, … Read more