Baking

Chocolate Tart

July 9, 2013
Chocolate Tart

Well hello there! It’s been a while, but I’m back. The lack of posts recently had something to do with toiling away making baked goods for hungry students of a large public university campus here in Los Angeles. Working the graveyard shift is fine, but I found that my productive time out of work was […]

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Simple Pear Cake

January 24, 2013
Simple Pear Cake

I’ve always loved pears, although I should confess that as a kid I loved them from a can, thoroughly soaked in a sugary syrup. You see, as a kid I could never get the timing right on when a pear was ripe. I’d get a few (or mom would bring some home) and then set […]

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Crumb-Topped Raspberry Muffins

October 4, 2012
Crumb-topped Raspberry Muffins

Hello readers! It’s been a bit longer between posts than usual, but I was on a trip to France getting some inspiration for things to come on Kitchen Gusto! Check out my Twitter feed to see some of the amazing pastries that I sampled in Paris. But now that I’m back, I’m celebrating home. And […]

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Boca Negra Chocolate Cake

September 16, 2012
Boca Negra Chocolate Cake

This is my favorite chocolate cake.  Because when you’re having chocolate cake, you should go all out and really have chocolate cake. A serving of this cake is about as much chocolate as is humanly possible to eat at a time. I guess that’s why it’s called boca negra, as in “black mouth.” (I realize that […]

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Pineapple Upside-Down Banana Bread

August 18, 2012
Pineapple Upside Down Banana Bread

This stuff rocks. I cannot seem to get enough of it. It’s actually amazeballs. I mean, it’s amazing but better than amazing. In my parlance, this means it’s amazeballs. I think this is one of my all-time favorite creations. This is the second post inspired by my recent trip to Hawaii. (The first was a simple and […]

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Plum and Mango Coconut Crumble

July 23, 2012
Plum and Mango Coconut Crumble

Crumbles, cobblers, and crisps are popular for a reason. They are an insanely easy way to showcase the beauty of fresh fruit and they take less time and work than a pie. You can also really experiment with your ingredients and come up with amazing fruit combinations. One of my all-time favorites is this plum […]

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