Guinness Dates Chocolate Cake is featured in "Big Flavors From a Small Kitchen." 8 ounces of Guinness beer 2½ sticks unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing 1¼ cups unsweetened cocoa powder 1¾ cups superfine sugar 1⁄3 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 2½ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup pitted dried dates, very finely chopped
You'll want to stop and smell your freshly baked apple roses. The apple's rich red peel is what makes them look like roses. Apple Roses Makes 2 servings 4 tablespoons butter, melted 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup sugar, plus more for preparing the ramekins 1 apple 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry (thawed slightly) 1 beaten egg Confectioner's sugar
Purple Sweet Potato Pie I've had the same purple sweet potato plant trailing through the front landscaping for several years now: When the vines begin to die back, it's time to probe around for the sweet potatoes! Children love the Dr. Seuss-like color of this pie, and the baked-on pecan topping adds a satisfying crunchy contrast to the opulent silkiness of the pie.