How to make Chocolate Shards: You simply melt chocolate, spread it thinly on a parchment paper, roll it into a tube, chill and unroll. That’s it. Hearing the chocolate breaking into shards as you unroll the tube is priceless.

Devil’s food cake with whipped biscoff ganache and chocolate shards for design sponge by cafe fernando

cake boss cakes - Want one!

Cake Boss - Leaning Tower of Pisa Cake. Also, my friend saw what looked like the Leaning Tower of Pisa on the way to my apartment yesterday.

Sourdough Simit Kaşar - recipe is for the bread, but love the sound of the side dish too!

Simit (Turkish bagels) with kasar peynir (young cheese) and of course with freshly brewed cay (Turkish earl grey)!

Peach, Mango & Vanilla Jam : Cafe Fernando – Food Blog - jam - mango - marmalade - peach - vanilla - Breakfast and Brunch

Peach, Mango & Vanilla Jam : After reading through last month's Sugar High Friday posts at Delicious Days, I couldn't resist making my own jam.


Sour Cherry Sorbet--made this with the one batch of sour cherries I was able to snag from the farmer's market this year. (The heat + no rain = not a good cherry season.) Sour cherries are one of my favorite things ever.