The Little Epicurean

Apr 11 2017

Buttermilk Doughnuts

Buttermilk Doughnuts

Buttermilk Doughnuts: this easy, no rise dough is a quick way to have fresh doughnuts at home anytime.  I’m going to Seattle next week to visit my BFF!! Did you know Seattle boasts some pretty impressive doughnuts? There’s Top Pot, General Porpoise, The Original Bakery, Daily Dozen, and so much more I’m excited to stumble

Apr 06 2017

Orange Buttermilk Bundt Cake

Orange Buttermilk Bundt Cake

Orange buttermilk bundt cake: this moist and flavorful bundt cake is suitable for breakfast and even better as an afternoon pick-me-up with an iced coffee.  It has been one crazy, tiring, busy week and it’s not over yet. I’ve been stress eating all the olive oil chocolate chunk cookies. While I love cookies and other hand

Apr 04 2017

Olive Oil Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Olive Oil Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Olive oil chocolate chunk cookies: quick and easy cookies packed with dark chocolate chunks. These cookies are a little crunchy on the outside and super soft on the inside.  Baking requires patience. Allow the butter and eggs to come to room temperature. Allow cake to cool before frosting. Allow bread to cool before slicing into. And

Mar 30 2017

Orange Marmalade Cake with Orange Blossom Buttercream

Orange Marmalade Cake with Orange Blossom Buttercream

Orange Marmalade Cake: three layers of vanilla cake soaked with ginger liqueur, filled with Seville orange marmalade and lightly frosted with orange blossom buttercream.  Spring has become such a bittersweet time for me. My late father’s birthday is coming up. It’s the second birthday I’ll be celebrating without him. I’m still hopeful that it will

Mar 27 2017

Filipino Egg Pie

Filipino Egg Pie

Filipino Egg Pie: custard pie slowly baked in a flakey butter crust.  For most people, “pie” evokes childhood memories of warm apple pie served with vanilla ice cream or sweet summer strawberry pie with a dollop or whipped cream. For me, this Filipino Egg Pie comes to mind.