Insanely easy Red Velvet Cake Balls recipe

This past weekend I had to chance to fly home and spend some time with my family. I always treasure these days with my family, and my little sister and I got to spend some time baking together. In high school we would make treats for our football players before games, but we loved doing […]

Oreo Balls — Yes, OREO BALLS

The recipe for Oreo Balls is extremely easy, and even though the whole process takes 1 hour and 30 minutes, actual “hands-on” time is much less. First, empty the package of Oreos into a gallon size Ziploc bag. Next, crush the Oreos into fine crumbs, and then transfer into a large bowl. Add the cream […]

An Asian-Inspired Dessert: Indonesian Layered Pudding

Baking is something I’ve always enjoyed and can be therapeutic. The passion stemmed from Betty Crocker packages and blossomed into experimenting with different recipes and ingredients. It’s a recipe my mom taught me and one that I love because cakes, cookies, pastries can be found almost everywhere. This on the other hand was more unique […]

Limoncello Granita

This summer, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse will debut its homemade booze-infused semi-frozen Granita, perfect to enjoy on a hot summer afternoon, like the ones we’ve been seeing in Boston lately. The new take on the Sicilian classic, created by Master Pastry Chef Tom Ponticelli, combines fruity flavors with perfectly paired spirits for a refreshing aperitif. […]

Burrata and Grilled Peaches

This recipe comes from Maplebrook Fine Cheese and our friends at the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival, which Blast is proud to sponsor! There are few cheese makers in the U.S. that make Burrata. Fortunately, you need look no further than Maplebrook Farm in Bennington, Vermont. They craft the best version you will find anywhere. Enjoy the […]

Chocolate Coconut Bread Pudding

 Ingredients ¾ loaf of stale bread cut into cubes 6 oz. semisweet chocolate 21 oz. coconut milk 1 ½ heavy cream ¾ cup sugar 9 ea. egg yolks 1 ½ cups shredded coconut Preparation Scald cream, sugar, chocolate, coconut milk, blend well. Separate egg yolks and temper with chocolate mixture. Pour custard over bread cubes […]

Pan de Muerto

On Tuesday, November 1st and Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 Chef Erwin Ramos of the Olé Restaurant Group is hosting an authentic two-night Día de los Muertos celebration featuring traditional Mexican cuisine and customs at Olé Mexican Grill located in Cambridge, MA and Zócalo Cocina Mexicana located in Boston, MA. While “Day of the Dead” may […]

You must be eighteen to eat this cupcake

Here’s a vanilla cupcake with yellow frosting that packs an unusually large punch for a dessert. I infuse the batter with valerian root and melatonin. Used as a minor sleep aid, valerian root is derived from a perennial flowering plant with sweet-smelling pink or white flowers and can be used to treat sleeping disorders, headaches […]

Easy delicious apple crisp

This recipe was featured in Blast Magazine in September 2010. When you go apple picking in the fall, you end up with a bunch of apples. The problem with a bunch of apples is that, say you’re a young couple, you will never finish 20 or so apples before they go bad. Furthermore, you will […]

Hunk of Burning Cake

This Elvis cupcake features treasured ingredients from the King’s favorite snack; the Peanut Butter, Banana, and Bacon Sandwich.  Part touchstone of youth culture, and part rebellious attitude, the chocolate cupcake is infused with bacon and topped with creamy peanut butter frosting before being topped with a piece of mouthwatering bacon. This recipe makes 12 cupcakes. […]