Lauren Broder

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Fresh Strawberry Margaritas

Beer and sodas are always staples at a barbecue because they’re easy to throw into a cooler and serve to everyone with minimal effort. I’ll usually …

Baklava Cheesecake

So, here's a question that makes my head spin.<p><i>"What's your favorite dessert of all time?"</i><p>I usually follow this up with an uncomfortable pause, an</i> …

Vanilla Bean Blondies

Blondies are the lighter colored counterpart to brownies. They’re dense, chewy bar cookies that have a fudgy texture similar to that of a brownie, …

New post! This Sparkling Rum Cocktail with ginger ale, pineapple juice, and dark rum might just surprise you. http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/sparkling-pineapple-rum-cocktail.html

New post! Nutella Swirled Banana Bread is the culmination of five years of daydreaming. http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/nutella-swirled-banana-bread.html

New post! To celebrate Pastry Affair's third birthday, I made an Espresso Cake covered in White Chocolate Buttercream. Yes, it IS as good as it looks. http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/white-chocolate-espresso-cake.html

Buttermilk Beignets

Apparently one is not allowed to have a pity party upon returning from vacation. Such pathetic events are extravagant, really… and one should just …

Maple Blueberry Scones

This is an exercise in restraint. I made Blueberry Scones without bacon, without lemon zest, without goat cheese, without toasted coconut flakes, …

Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

Say… hypothetically… you’re stalking someone on Facebook. Totally hypothetical.<p>So you’re stalking. First things first: type in name of unsuspecting …

Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I’m not much for celebrating national food holidays. It seems like everyday there’s <i>sooooomething</i>.<p>We could get tipsy on National Mulled Wine Day… …

Shrimp + Grits + Cocktail

This isn’t my first rodeo. I’ve been down this shrimp and grits road before… and I’ve taken you with me. My last encounter with a warm dish of creamy …

Goat Cheese and Roasted Corn Guacamole

I didn’t have the kind of parents that made me pure, homemade, organic, sugar-free, vegan baby food. Not quite.<p>I had the kind of parents that would …

Lavender Blackberry Scones

My mom isn’t afraid of spiders. I am deathly, unreasonably, irrationally afraid of spiders. My Mom is the only one that will walk me down the …

White Chocolate Rose Cake with Strawberries

Time is a gift.<p>I know this because everyday feels like no one has time for anything ever. I’m not complaining. I’m not above it. I’m all up in it. No …

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie

<b>Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie</b><p>makes 1 9-inch pie<p><b>For the Crust:</b><p>1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>1/2 teaspoon salt<p>1/2 cup (1 stick, 4 …

Good Morning Greens

Friday is a dangerous day.<p>Friday afternoon, after a long week of words and dishes and more dishes and words… I feel very deserving.<p>I feel like I …

Milk Chocolate Mousse with Coconut Whipped Cream

Milk Chocolate Mousse with Coconut Whipped Cream.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 31, 2013 124<p>I’d like to talk about embarrassing things in life.<p>This has all come …

Whole Grain Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Maple Compote

I’ve found myself in the middle of my favorite season, with very little baking to show for it. Instead of spending time in the kitchen, I’ve been …

Maple Buttermilk Tarts with Hazelnut Crust

Makes 1 large tart or 4 small ones<p>For the crust:<br>1 1/2 stick unsalted butter, room temperature<br>1 cup all purpose flour<br>1 cup toasted hazelnuts<br>1/2 cup …

Lemon Cake with Black Tea Frosting

2 1/4 cups cake flour<br>1 tablespoon baking powder<br>1/2 teaspoon salt<br>1 1/4 cups whole milk or buttermilk<br>4 large egg whites<br>1 1/2 cups sugar<br>2 teaspoons …

Raspberry & White Chocolate Honey Almond Meal Muffins

Raspberries. White Chocolate. Honey. Almonds. I’m not sure it gets much better than that. I’ve been craving raspberries for a few weeks, I finally …

Cider Caramel Apple Pie

A while back, Joanna from Cup of Jo asked me to share my favorite apple pie recipe with her. Head on over there to see the recipe. It involves apple …

Carrot Cake with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting + A Cookbook

When I sat down at my kitchen table one night in November of 2008 and started honey & jam, I had no idea what I was doing. I was a directionless 18 …

5 Delicious (and Healthy!) Iced Tea Combinations

Angel Food Cake French Toast

Angel Food French Toast.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> March 6, 2013 155<p>I think I’ve finally figured out why I love breakfast so much.<p>Besides, of course, the obvious …

Banana Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Carrot Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> March 15, 2013 104<p>I did it.<p>I put a vegetable in a cupcake. And I didn’t do it …

Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria

Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> March 29, 2013 113<p>It seems that every three months I crave seasonal sangria.<p>I don’t know what this says …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter S'mores

To make the s’mores, spread a half tablespoon of peanut butter on the inside of 4 cookies. Place a square of chocolate on top, then place a …