Mexican dark chocolate truffles

These truffles are only for the most hardcore dark chocolate fans, with their bitter cocoa exterior and smooth, rich interior with a hint of cinnamon and spice. I made these for our building’s 3rd floor Thursday cookie hour, which is really just an opportunity for our lab to show off our superior baking skills. We’re…

Tembleque de coco pie with dulce de leche sauce

‘Tembleque de coco’ means coconut pudding – so this recipe is a Latin spin on a coconut cream pie. One summer I roomed with a girl from Puerto Rico, who first exposed me to this creamy, velvety, yet surprisingly simple dessert. I came up with this pie as the grand finale for a 3-round cooking…

Grandma’s blueberry-rhubarb pie

And now, for the grandest grand finale of any successful holiday meal! – In the Skaalure family, at least. This recipe is apparently an oddball in the pie world, but I’m convinced that this pie-anomaly is as good as it gets. I know that strawberry-rhubarb is the classic combination, and if you feel like it,…

Peanut Butter Crispy Bars

I had a pretty rough week, where I felt like everything I did in lab was a failure and I was overwhelmed by grad school in general. I was very disgruntled and angsty, which was no fun, but the good news is that it inspired me to try out this recipe for peanut butter crispy…

Rhubarb Crisp

Important note: All of the recipes posted here are originals, unless specified. I will make it completely clear when I’ve used or adapted other recipes – I’ve taken all of those engineering ethics classes, and plagiarism isn’t really my thing. Baking isn’t something that I’ve played with too much, so I’ll just tell you what…