Tag: dessert

Hampden is Getting its Own Dessert Waffle Spot

Waffie’s new storefront in Hampden. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

A dedicated waffle restaurant is coming to Hampden, and these aren’t of the traditional breakfast variety.

Charm City Cakes to Open Small Store in Harbor East

Confections to be sold at the new Harbor East store, Courtesy Charm City Cakes

Baltimore’s most famous cake shop announced plans today to open a second Baltimore location in the luxurious Harbor East neighborhood.

Baltimore Celebrity Pastry Chef Points Out Copycat Cake at Trump’s Inaugural Ball

Photo courtesy @Duff_Goldman/Twitter

Something about a celebratory cake made for one of Donald Trump’s inaugural balls this past Friday looked awfully familiar to Duff Goldman.

Hot Plate: Hersh’s Pizza for President, Brooklyn on The Avenue & Openings All Over

Hersh's wants you to vote for their next new signature pizza © Lindsay Hite / www.readyluck.com
Hersh’s wants you to vote for their next new signature pizza © Lindsay Hite / www.readyluck.com

Local restaurants are showing off their creative spirits this week, with a slew of new events and campaigns that are fun and offer something a little different than the usual dinner out. Here’s a look at what’s in store for Baltimore food lovers this week:

Diablo Doughnuts



catch of the day fish (2)Here’s yet another example of Baltimore’s increasing epicurean-ness. We’ve got a seriously gourmet old fashioned (yet hip) doughnut shop. We used to have to travel either up or down I-95 for a crazy-flavored doughnut (you know, something like maple & bacon, jalepeno-lime, or fruity pebbles). But no longer. Diablo Doughnuts have been cranking out hot, fresh, and thoughtfully flavored doughnuts for over a year now from deep in the heart of Towson (who knew, right?).

Charm City Cook: A Delicious Adventure Begins


Dannng, look at that.

About a year ago, I started playing around with two recipes I found online for salted caramel brownies. Heard the word salt and thought, YES! After changing the ingredients and measurements a few times, I ended up with what I felt was a darn near perfect brownie – rich, dense, fudgy, chocolatey, a tiny bit salty.

Sweet, Salty Goodness

Are you a chocoholic? Love it, crave it, obsess over it? Would like your world to be covered in it? Or maybe you’re all about salty snackage like olives, salami or pistachios, maybe? Choose an appetizer over a dessert? Well, this dessert could make just about everyone happy.

Salted caramel is quite the food darling right now. Ice cream, desserts, candies…it’s everywhere. Have you ever had those amazing Mouth Party caramels? Holy-eat-the-entire-bag goodness. One reason salted caramel is big of course, is that it’s not too sweet and not too salty. I’m not a big sweets person. Give me some salty onion dip and potato chips…that’s a guilty pleasure for me, hon. But I know plenty of people who’d much rather have a chocolate bar, mocha latte or some? other sweet tooth craving. I still like those people. They are my friends…and my mom, totally.

I found this dessert on the absolutely addictive website, Pinterest, which my friend calls “crack cocaine” – not really appropriate but you get the idea. Try it out, you will get hooked – it’s sorta like a virtual bulletin board. Super fun. Anyhow, I looked at the photo of these brownies on the site and clicked through to the recipe. Repinned it. Looked at it again. Then, I put my computer away and it kept coming back into my head: Salted Caramel Brownies. Salted Caramel Brownies. Salted Caramel Brownies.

So, I checked the ‘ol pantry and somehow, I actually had all of the recipe ingredients on hand. Since I don’t have the sweetest tooth in Charm City, I don’t really make that many desserts – usually just for other people or if I happen to taste something amazing and want to replicate it. However, I am completely in love with Taharka Brothers salted caramel ice cream, so…duh. There I went into my tiny Hampden kitchen.

Let me say this recipe is very simple – AND is 100% better the next day. It becomes more solid and kinda like fudge. Hellouuu. You will have leftover salted caramel sauce, too, which I recommend warming very slightly and adding to the brownie when it’s cold or room temp. Also these brownies are extremely rich, so cut them into bite size pieces. 
I took them to work the next day and everyone FLIPPED out. Shared the recipe on my Facebook page and three friends made them!

The perfect little sweet salty bite. Bliss. Again, here is the recipe. Insanely good.