Fudgy Brownies with White Chocolate Mint Mousse

Baker Bettie Bars, Brownies, Custards/Puddings/Mousses, Sweets 3 Comments

My ultimate fudgy brownies with white chocolate mint mousse are the definition of decadence. Fresh mint elevates the mint chocolate combo to a new level!  I’m baaaaaaack! Whew, what a whirled few weeks! Just to catch you up to speed in case you didn’t know, my husband and I just moved from Philadelphia back to the Midwest, to Chicago! This move was for multiple reasons, mostly for my husband’s job, but we have been wanting to be closer to family and Chicago is definitely a lot closer to Kansas than Philadelphia is! I mentioned a few weeks ago that I …

Creamy Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Baker Bettie Christmas, Holidays, Savory, Sides, Thanksgiving 2 Comments

This is my favorite way to make mashed potatoes. Creamy herbed mashed potatoes come together so quickly and are full of flavor! For Thanksgiving or Christmas Day, make these ahead of time and reheat with a little more cream and butter! I know, I know. I’m giving you a recipe for mashed potatoes? That seems kind of silly right? Well, I get a lot of comments and emails all the time from people asking me for my favorite recipe for this or that and it is almost always requests for the basics. My favorite pie crust recipe, or my favorite …

Chocolate Cream Pie

Baker Bettie Christmas, Cream Pies, Holidays, Pie, Thanksgiving 9 Comments

Get this chocolate cream pie recipe and tutorial! A flaky buttery crust, a rich chocolate pudding filling, and topped with light whipped cream and mini chocolate chips. This is one of my favorite pies from my childhood. Perfect for holidays and celebrations!  The closer we get to the holidays the more and more I get nostalgic about my home. I think about how lucky I am to have grown up in Kansas and I grow homesick of the familiar feeling that state will always bring me. It is difficult for me to express to people from the East Coast who have never experienced …

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling

Baker Bettie Cheesecake, Custards/Puddings/Mousses, Fall Recipes, Halloween, Holidays, Sweets, Thanksgiving 4 Comments

Why bake a cheesecake when you can make a no-bake pumpkin cheesecake?! This pumpkin cheesecake is light and airy and so much quicker to make than a baked cheesecake!  Use the filling for a full cheesecake or fill individual muffin cups for mini cheesecakes. You could also use it to make a pumpkin cheesecake parfait!  I distinctly remember the first time I ever baked a cheesecake. It was early on in my baking days, probably about 9 years ago. I didn’t yet know much about the intricacies of baking, but I could read and therefore I could follow a recipe. …

Oreo Chocolate Mousse Tartlets

Baker Bettie Custards/Puddings/Mousses, Pie, Sweets 1 Comment

Rich chocolate mousse tartlets with oreo crust, real whipped cream, and more crushed oreos on top! This chocolate mousse is incredibly easy to make and so fluffy and silky smooth!  Sometimes I sit down to write a post and get complete writers block. That sometimes is now. I pretty much just want to say: “Oreo cookie crust + chocolate mousse filling + cookies and cream topping = total yum. Enough said.” I mean really. Is there much more to say? Do I need to convince you that this will be good? I really don’t think so. When I made that …

How to Make Chocolate Mousse

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Custards/Puddings/Mousses, Fundamentals, Sweets 5 Comments

Learn how to make chocolate mousse that is light, airy, silky smooth, and intensely chocolate. Serve as is, or use as a filling for pie or cake. I am here today to torture you with chocolate and give you another amazing base recipe to keep in your arsenal! I hope the more of these you have the more comfortable you feel in the kitchen making amazing pastries and baked goods! That whole idea of baking being intimidating really starts to go away when you realize that it is all pretty much a combination of basic techniques and basic recipes. Once …

Chocolate Ganache 101

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Candy, Frostings and Sauces, Fundamentals, Sweets 8 Comments

Learn how to make ganache for truffles, cake frostings, glazes, fillings and many other uses. Made from only cream and chocolate, ganache can be used for so many things! You see that picture up ^ there. That! That is what we like to call “food porn.” Sexy right? But that right there is also what we call the beautiful simplicity and perfection of chocolate ganache! Ganache is one of those few things in the pastry world that I love because of it’s simplicity and versatility. If you have never made ganache before you might not even realize how darn easy …

Easy, Light and Airy, No-Bake Cheesecake

Baker Bettie Cheesecake, Pie, Sweets 3 Comments

Easy no-bake cheesecake recipe that is incredibly light and airy and so much easier to make than traditional cheesecake. Heavy whipping cream is whipped into cream cheese to create a silky smooth and light filling. A few days ago it happened again. It had been a few month, so I knew it was coming soon. The inevitable request from Mr. Baker Bettie for a cheesecake. Not only his favorite dessert, but also his favorite “meal” is his words. But I have to admit, I kind of dread making cheesecakes. They are just a pain in the you know what to …