Chocolate Stout Cake

Good things come in threes: this is the first of a trio of chocolate cakes that we’ll present over the next few weeks. Chocolate Stout Cake is a hot water cocoa cake in which the oil and water are replaced by sour cream and beer. Topped off with a cream cheese frosting, it’s quite an impressive cake.

Pierogi Dough

This is the final post in a six-part pierogi series. This post contains several pierogi dough recipes: a plain version, one that uses sour cream (miLam’s favorite), another that uses milk, and one that’s enriched with egg yolks. For fillings and instructions, see previous posts.

Herb, Nut, and Onion Bread

This bread gets its rich, fresh, depth of flavor from nuts, nut-meal, oregano, sour cream, and thyme. Starting with a sponge and kneading the final dough by hand are key to giving this bread its unbelievable texture and complex flavor. Refrigerating the dough helps you to manage time and the bread to develop character.