Saturday, June 9, 2012

Raspberry and Cream Cheese Rolls

These rolls are time consuming no doubt about it. So bake them for those who are worth the time and effort. You will be rewarded with their appreciation and admiration ...or that's the way it plays in my head anyway. 

Don't let the amount of time needed deter you from trying the recipe.  Most of it is spent waiting for the rolls to rise. And you know what I always say, you can't rush the rise, baby. The 3or 4 hours of waiting time could be spent tackling all those projects you've pinned. Or if you're like me, looking for blog posts to pin and not doing any actual crafting. I have every intention on tackling them one day. Really? Really.

Sorry for the lack of step by step photos. An enormous amount of coffee was consumed this morning which resulted in the jitters. I was unable to steady myself sufficiently for decent shots. It happens.

Let's get baking!

Saturday, June 2, 2012


One of my favorite sweets has to be baklava with it's multiple layers of toasted nuts sandwiched between ultra thin sheets of crisp dough drowned in honey syrup. The thought of making it at home seemed daunting. But my worries proved to be unfounded because it turned out to be really easy. I mean, it's not like I was had to make my own phyllo dough.

This recipe calls for finely chopped nuts and you can use any combination you like. I like to use almonds, walnuts, and pistachios. Save a few spoonfuls of chopped pistachios to sprinkle over the top after it has been baked. It makes it look extra fancy.