This Mixed Berry Oatmeal Cake was was actually planned for a later posting, but it was so good I had to post it right away.
I brought this to Matt’s birthday picnic over the weekend and his sister went crazy for it—and admittedly, more so than what should have been the star of the day–Matt’s birthday cake—the Coconut Cream Cake. But in my defense, because I feel like I must, they are two very different types of cake, one being very subtly-sweet with bright bursts of berries and the other being much richer. More on this later in the week when I post the Coconut Cream Cake.
Today, I’m sharing a super easy and savory Irish Cheddar Soda Bread. No kneading, no yeast, no rise time—a perfect beginner’s bread. This is another recipe from one of the projects I’m working on .
Of course since it’s more commercially geared, what I shot for the client is much brighter and cleaner. But like the sweet Irish Soda Bread I made and shot—I had to sneak in a few of my own dark shots.
Here’s the banana French Toast that I mentioned last week. Any banana bread will work, but I used my Toasted Pecan and Coconut Banana Bread recipe from here. And I traded in the maple syrup for a strawberry sauce and honey whipped cream.
This was Matt’s Valentine’s breakfast. I’m not sure it was the kind of big hit that I wanted it to be, but then again he is very much a traditionalist with his food, so whipped cream on French toast with strawberries—well, he ate it. Let me preface that with—this probably goes against every food blogging rule, but so be it—when I say he ate it, he did one bite.
It’s a holiday, so let’s keep this short. Blood Orange Poundcake – make it. When you do, double the sauce—yes, it’s that good.
Want to know a dirty secret (not so secret, if you follow me on Instagram), see the last picture of all the blood oranges? I knocked over the board after shooting it. And with the shortage of blood oranges this season, I picked them off the floor, rinsed them off and used them for the rest of the shots and for serving.
Happy Valentine’s all. I’ve never been a big fan of banana bread, but Matt loves it and so does Cole. With that, the little guy and I decided we would make his dad banana bread French toast for his Valentine’s breakfast.
I’ll have the recipe of the French toast up next week. Today, I’m just sharing the banana bread recipe and the sweet pictures of my boy picking flowers for his dad. The man he calls, “Superman”.
I really should have had a Valentine’s dessert ready for you guys, but you can find some suitable ones from years past here, here, here and here. I’m so crazy busy lately, that I goofed it for today.
As many of you know, next to baking, the photography is right there with being a crazy-obsessive passion of mine. And if you follow me on Instagram, then you’ll often hear me bemoan my own photography.
It’s been a mad crazy week, so while I had every intention of making an elaborate Valentine’s cake, I settled on something more simple, like this Almond and Raspberry Tart. It’s easy to whip up and can totally pass for a Valentine’s Day dessert. It’s red from the raspberries after all. Unless you are my husband who insists, that just because it’s red doesn’t mean it can fly for a Valentine’s recipe.