Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake  |  Amandeleine

The most stressful thing about baking for a blog is trying to make everything look pretty.

I mean, I always want the end product to look pretty, but I don’t want to have to worry about how the shine of the cherries look in the sunlight and how many crumbs are on my white plate.

Everything takes longer when you’re worried about what angle the whisk is sitting at in your bowl.

But I do it. I do it for your guys.

But sometimes, you can’t even get the final beauty shot.

Exhibit A, above.

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Cherry Hand Pies

Trevor’s been asking me to make these ever since he saw me looking over the recipe in Bon Appetit. Little handheld pies, both delicious and convenient, and packed full of plump fresh cherries.

But I put off making them.

Everything was almost perfect, the bing cherries were in season, the recipe was easy (using frozen puff), but I had one issue stopping me.

No cherry pitter.

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