Monday, February 25, 2013

Peanut Butter Nutella Blossoms

One of the classic American cookies I used to make back in the states was the Hershey's peanut butter blossom. A delicious soft peanut butter cookie with a Hershey kiss on top.  While I didn't make them too often, distance makes the heart grow fonder.  As soon as I no longer had access to Hershey kisses, I suddenly wanted them.  That, and peanut butter is way less common over here, so anything with peanut butter in it is a good thing.  Then one night, I suddenly woke up, poked the husband awake, and whispered - "Nutella peanut butter blossoms" and fell back asleep.  (Yes, I dream of things like peanut butter and chocolate).  And so a delicious recipe was born.

While I was originally thinking these would be a delicious substitute for the classic in their absence, I have to admit these may actually now be a replacement.  I think they are worth making even if you are in the states and have access to Hershey kisses.  They are easy to make, and even more delicious than they look.  I may have made them twice last week... oops.

Sunday, February 24, 2013


Welcome to my new blog! Here I will chronicle my trials and tribulations as I navigate attempting to bake american classics in a foreign country.  I will blog about recipes that require ingredient substitutes and variations on american recipes, to make them work abroad.
I'm a vet student most of the time, but long hours of studying and stress require cookies and cupcakes in large numbers.  So while I may not post frequently, I will try and always post deliciously.

(One of my favorite cakes to bake growing up - the Godiva chocolate raspberry cake).

The Fudgy (chai/mocha optional) brownie

In my house chocolate is basically always an appropriate choice. Whether you are celebrating, mourning, or having a stressful or happy d...