Category Archives: Desserts

Time to Try a New Dessert! Almond, Ricotta, and Blood Orange Cake

We might be busy working on the events to raise money for breast cancer research for Bakes for Breast Cancer including Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer and Cape & Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer but we still try to find the time to take a break and make something special.
There are so many recipes that we see in our Facebook feed flash bye our eyes and every so often there is that one recipe we say we have to try!
Last Friday, our Director and Director of Sponsorship Susan Guerin was having a dinner party …

 

Boston Bakes Rundown

May is upon us! And with it, comes our first round of fundraising events: Boston Bakes. Boston Bakes is a whole week in May (2nd-8th) and it comprises  of restaurants, bakeries and retail partners from across the state, all involved in selling the baked goods that  will support the breast cancer research of Dr. Parsons. Dr. Parsons is seeking to revolutionize the way we treat breast cancer, and as a result improve the quality of life of patients across the country. A recipient of many awards, she is also the recipient of our research funds that were raised in 2015 …

 

Trying a Video Recipe -Chocolate Almond Braid

Have you ever wondered how easy those video recipes really are? We’ve all seen them, a two minute long video with a delicious looking dessert recipe, but how often do we actually try them out? Well, I decided to try one of these recipes and see if reality matched the sweet image of dessert in the videos.
Tasty is the reigning authority on easy, delicious, and interesting desserts for bakers and novices alike, and so I took their Chocolate Almond Braid recipe for a whirl. It seems almost too easy and too delicious not to try. A crispy flaky pastry filled …

 

2 Ingredient Cake

If you love ice cream, then you’re almost always looking for new iterations of your favorite chilly dessert.
However, have you ever considered taking your favorite chocolate ice cream to the oven?
In one of Buzzfeed Tasty’s latest dessert recipes, they bring us a twist on our favorite ice creams that’s certainly going to be popular for bake sales and family gatherings alike: Ice Cream Bread. Not only is it bound to be delicious, but it’s super simple with only two ingredients.
As the video demonstrates, all you need is a pint of your favorite ice cream and 1 1/4 cups self-rising flour, …

 

What you can do for breast cancer!

 
 
 
As September quickly passes, we will be in October for what is annually called Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October is a month where everything is pink and everyone is helping to make a difference in a disease that touches so many women and men we love every day of the year.
If you are looking for something easy to do where you can make a difference the Office Bake Sale is the perfect non-event event you can do! The Office Bake Sale was designed to fit into your life easily! We hope once you know about our #OfficeBakeSale you will get …

 

Healthy, Refreshing Smoothie!

This summer, I have been practicing eating healthier just to feel great inside and out! One of my favorite meals (or, snacks) is this delicious smoothie I have been making a couple of times a week! I use my Nutribullet but a blender of any sorts works great! The best part about this smoothie is it fills you up and leaves you perfectly satisfied! Also, during this heat this is a great recipe to cool down with!
Ingredients:
-2 tbsp. pb2 (this is a healthy peanut butter substitute, regular peanut butter works too)
-1 tbsp. Organic Chia Seeds (optional)
-1 cup strawberries (frozen or …

 

Shop, Ship Gifts for Breast Cancer! Sweet!

Visit all the incredible gifts you can send to yourself and others during Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer. Gifts that help raise money for breast cancer research and taste good.  They are for a good cause and the monies raised help breast cancer research! Sweet!

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Boston Bakes 2015 has started!

Tags: Bakeries, boston bakes for breast cancer, breast cancer fundraiser, breast cancer reseach, Desserts, desserts for a cause, restaurants, shop desserts shipped, supermarkets, Sweet 16

 

We are cutting the cake! Celebrating 16 years of Boston Bakes

Tags: Bakes for Breast Cancer, Boston, boston bakes for breast cancer, Breast cancer event, Breast Cancer Research, celebration, Faneuil Hall, Kick-off, Montilio's Bakery

 

Black Bean and Walnut Brownies

Black Bean and Walnut Brownies
Ingredients:
1 (15 1/2 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup olive oil
2 large eggs
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup agave or maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, divided into two 1/4 cup portions
1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon canola, coconut, or walnut oil
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 9″ x 9″ square baking pan with oil.
In a blender, puree black beans in olive oil. Then add eggs, cocoa, agave/maple sugar, and vanilla. Melt half of the chocolate chips and add to the blender. Blend …