Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova

Baker Bettie Cakes, Holidays, Sweets, Valentine's Day 5 Comments

A pavlova is a baked meringue dessert that is crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. This chocolate raspberry pavlova takes this elegant dessert to a new level with chocolate meringue, whipped cream, fresh raspberry sauce, and chocolate ganache!  This article was originally written and published by me in the February 2015 Issue of VRAI Magazine.  My husband and I became friends a few months before we ever started dating. He was easy to be around and easy to talk to. We clicked almost immediately. Not necessarily in a way that made me know we were going to …

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Basic Shortbread Cookies

Baker Bettie Basic Recipes, Cookies, Holidays, Sweets, Valentine's Day 3 Comments

Basic shorbread cookies are one of the easiest cookies you can make! This old-fashioned recipe only calls for 5 ingredients and results in deliciously buttery and slightly sweet cookies! This dough can also be used as a tart crust or the base of a cheesecake!  Is it weird that shortbread cookies are my favorite kind of cookie? Of all the cookies in all the world, I  have yet to find a cookie that I enjoy more than good basic shortbread cookies. They are just so buttery and crumbly with just the right amount of sweetness. Just perfect. I made these …


Basic Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Basic Recipes, Candy, Holidays, Sweets, Valentine's Day 2 Comments

Learn how to make chocolate truffles with this very simple yet decadent basic chocolate truffle recipe! Truffles only call for 3 ingredients but always impress anyone you share them with! This article was originally published in the August 2014 Edition of VRAI Magazine. I hadn’t ever really considered what the transition would be like when I started my own family. And then one day it just hit me that it had already happened. There really wasn’t a transition at all. Just this fluid movement of blending my family and my husband’s family and then all of a sudden we were our own …

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

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This recipe for molten chocolate lava cake is incredibly simple to put together and is so impressive once it comes out of the oven! Cut into the cakes while still hot and the center will flow with melted chocolate lava!  Molten chocolate lava cake, while sort of the cliche romantic dessert, just really never gets old. Jon Favreau reminded us of that in his impassioned rant in the movie “Chef.” Side bar, if you haven’t watched that movie, get to Netflix pronto. But let’s get real, warm chocolate cake with molten chocolate oozing out of the middle is possibly the …


Buttermilk Raspberry Scones with Toasted Almonds and Buttermilk Glaze

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast, Holidays, Scones, Sweets, Valentine's Day 4 Comments

A bit of a twist on the classic cream scone, these Buttermilk Raspberry Scones with Toasted Almonds and Buttermilk Glaze are elegant, and incredibly light and tender. Share them with the people you love!  I feel like these scones are a perfect representation of my current state of mind right now. Cheerful. Celebratory. Happy… Guys, I am happy. I don’t know how long it has been that I could truly say that and not be lying at least a little bit. Perhaps never in my adult years. I’m happy. I’m content. And it almost doesn’t feel real. Do you ever think …


Homemade Oreos with Raspberry Filling

Baker Bettie Cookies, Mini, Sweets, Valentine's Day 3 Comments

I have figured out the texture of an oreo for a homemade version! A rich chocolate crunchy and crumbly cookie with a creamy but stiff filling! These are so much better than the store bought version. Keep them plain, or add freeze dried raspberry powder to give them a pretty pink color and to add tartness to the filling! Happy Valentine’s Day!  You guys! I have been the worst blogger ever! It has been almost two weeks since I’ve posted a brand new recipe and I’ve had this one photographed for over a week and just haven’t been able to …


10 Easy Decadent Sweets for Your Sweetie

Baker Bettie Valentine's Day 3 Comments

I know I’ve been a little MIA lately. The truth of the matter is that my husband and I are in the process of moving across country again! A few years ago we moved from Kansas to Philadelphia. And now we are making the move from Philadelphia to Chicago! And while we couldn’t be more excited, I also couldn’t be more stressed! But today I wanted to take a break and get into the lovey feels of Valentine’s Day! I have an awesome new recipe coming up for you tomorrow… ahem, homemade oreos! But today, here are a few of my …


Strawberry Lemon Curd

Baker Bettie Custards/Puddings/Mousses, Holidays, Sweets, Valentine's Day 10 Comments

Learn how to make this easy recipe for strawberry lemon curd. The beautiful silky curd turns is tart and sweet and the most beautiful color of pink! This weekend I found myself working my old part time job from college. A textbook clerk at the university bookstore. It’s where my husband and I first met and he is still working there, though he has a fancier job title than back when we were courting. He has me come in and help at the busy times of year and any reason to spend more time with him is okay with me. …