Addictive Recipes from a Self-Taught Baker

Saturday Seven

Golden Gate Bridge | Sally's Baking Addiction

How’s your Valentine’s Day weekend going so far? I have zero complaints because I’m here in sunny San Francisco while my friends and family are stuck in Arctic temperatures back home on the East coast. Sorry guys.

Isn’t that picture of the golden gate gorgeous? I had the day off from book signings yesterday, so Kevin and I did a little sightseeing like the golden gate at sunrise and Alcatraz in the afternoon. After one more San Fran book signing today, we’re heading to San Diego. It will be my first time ever in SoCal and you wanna know how we’re spending our Valentine’s Day? The San Diego zoo. Is that weird and totally unromantic? Whatever. We’re animal people.

I can’t wait to see the pandas!!!

So, 3 quick things I want to share with you:

Marketing Assistant

I want to take the time to thank everyone who applied for the marketing assistant position. I posted about an opening on the Sally’s Baking Addiction team a week or so ago and have been flooded with applications! I am incredibly honored to have so many of you interested in helping me stay afloat (aka sane) and helping me keep up with my daily work. Everyone I heard from is remarkably talented and I wish I could have a team of 100! I made a decision this week and the position has been filled. I’m slowly replying to each of you, so hopefully you have heard from me directly by now. Thank you again!

New Social Medias

New SBA Tumblr page launched last month and my new YouTube channel launched this week! Slowly adding content to each.

Boston Book Signing Rescheduled

Snow kept me from seeing you in Boston last Monday. But mark your calendars for Monday, March 14th at Trident Booksellers & Cafe at 7pm. See you then!

Ok, let’s get to the good (seriously chocolate-y) stuff.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Cakes on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Above: please tell me you saw my peanut butter chocolate lava cakes this week. And please tell me they are making an appearance in your kitchen this weekend.

Below: Candy’s on the brain right now as I demo candy recipes and chat about all things candy on this part of the book tour. Have you ever tried my dark chocolate key lime pie truffles? The combination definitely sounds odd, but trust me on it. Unlike anything and one of my very favorites!

Dark Chocolate Key Lime Pie Truffles

Serious question. Have you ever made a Piñata Cake before? Incredibly moist cake, completely stuffed with candies inside. I love serving this cake because no one expects candy to explode from the center. It’s amazing.

How to Make a Pinata Cake

If you’re looking for an indulgently rich, practically sinful chocolate treat to have for breakfast– look no further than these triple chocolate scones supreme. Triple chocolate, double glazed, UNREAL.

These triple chocolate scones taste like BROWNIES! For breakfast! One of my favorite scones in the world!

Last Valentine’s Day, I taught you exactly how to make crepes at home. Have you tried it yet? They’re surprisingly really, really easy.

How To make Homemade Crepes

Here are 36 Valentine’s Day recipes in case you need last minute inspiration!

36 Valentine's Day Recipe Ideas from sallysbakingaddiction.com

And, finally, for the perfect Valentine’s Day treat… here is my super sized XXL death by chocolate cookie! This recipe makes 1 extremely large cookie, perfect for sharing. Or not. All for you. Whatever.

1 XXL Death by Chocolate Cookie

Q: Ever been to San Francisco or San Diego?

Q: Have you tried any of these recipes before? Thoughts?

58 comments

  1. Just reading your post having just come home from San Diego tonight. Only an hour and half from me. You probably have a short time but try Old Town San Diego eat at Coyote Cafe fresh handmade tortillas.  Also try to get to Coronado and visit the beautiful hotel. 
    If you get towards Lion County Safari get to the winery near by in Escondido, Orfelia Winery.  We are members there and was there yesterday, if you are wine tasters. Ocean Beach Noodle House as recommended above is another one of our regular stops. Very good food. Always a line to get in. BUT if anyone is a meat lover of fresh burgers,  get to Hodads!! In same Ocean Beach. Beware it is almost a tourist spot. Line to get on this little spot can run an hour. But soon worth the wait. 
    Enjoy your time in SoCal.  Was planning on making your signing since last year  but unfortunately it is cost prohibitive for me. You’ll love it in SD. Have fun and share photos 
    Barbara Ann 

  2. My best friend is moving to San Francisco in June, so I have a reason to visit there ALL the time now. Any must-see recommendations?

  3. I bet your so glad to have been out of the NE while it was sooo cold here. I actually forgot I read this post. My Grandma passed away Saturday night and my mind has been wrecked since. I want to bake sooo bad to relieve the stress, but no time right now. I was looking at that huge cookie, hmmmmm maybe that’s something I can whip up quick. (I admit I am an emotional eater) lol. 

  4. I re-fall in love with San Francisco every time I go there! I went over New Years, and Alcatraz was booked but we rode bikes across the Golden Gate Bridge. Definitely recommend it next time you’re out there! I’ve made your piñata cake three times and every time I’ve served it, it’s been a HUGE hit. It’s a brilliant cake!

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