Canelés tea cakes

Caneles bordelais by Bake Bellissima

  I first encountered a canelé, the adorable mini cake you see above, on a trip to Paris last year. We had decided to try le Bistro Paul Bert, and while the meal did not really live up to my expectations, the tiny bite size canelés that were served with our coffees were unforgettable, and I have […]

Chocolate chip banana bread

Chocolate chip banana bread by Bake Bellissima

I have been making this chocolate chip banana bread forever and it is definitely a favorite! The taste is so delicious and it is a no frills bread that will please everyone. I am a huge fan of Nigella Lawson: her recipes are easy, elegant and fun, the kind of cook we all want to […]

Blueberry cobbler

Blueberry cobbler by Bake Bellissima

This blueberry cobbler was so good out of the oven that someone in my family, I will not name names, licked the crumbs right off the plate after finishing a slice. Don’t look at me…  I hope I have conveyed how much I love this dessert, and that you must try this at home! Highly […]

Ottolenghi’s blueberry crumble recipe

This blueberry crumble muffin recipe is unique because Yottam Ottolenghi’s cleverly includes green apple in the mix. I find the acidity of the apple works well with the blueberries and lemon zest. I did not use the crumble component of the recipe as it did not seem sweet enough to me. This recipe has the […]

Ina’s perfect pound cake

Perfect pound cake by Bake Bellissima

Ina Garten’s perfect pound cake recipe is worth its weight in gold. It is so tender, it melts in your mouth and the vanilla bean and orange zest make the taste irresistible. While there are many pound cake recipes out there, not all are created equal. This one has an aroma that reminds me of […]

Lighter chocolate chip banana bread

Chocolate chip banana bread by

This chocolate chip banana bread recipe was given to me by a relative who is the health nut of the family. She takes, say an Ina Garten recipe that calls for a pound of butter, and replaces half the amount with applesauce.  She is a great baker and looks pretty good too, which is why […]

Berry muffins

Berry Muffins by Bake Bellissima

These gorgeous beauties are inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow’s healthy blueberry muffin recipe from My Father’s Daughter cookbook. I love that the recipe is made without refined sugar, uses spelt flour and still tastes amazing. My kids had 2 each as an after school snack, and were begging for a third. Which brings up my next point, […]