‘pastry’ Articles

potluck pastries

potluck pastries

Last week, the eater invited me to her bridge potluck party. She requested that I make a dessert to bring along, since that’s what I seem to do. She gave me one day’s notice so I had to be resourceful. Luckily, for me, I had a chiffon cake in the freezer that just needed a [Continue]

muffin monday!!!

muffin monday!!!

There’s another food event happening over at Elena Ho’s place, experiments: Muffin Monday. Elena has provided a basic muffin recipe for this purpose and suggested some modifications. I decided I’d switch up a few ingredients here and there and add a few of my own. Coconut is the main theme here. I decided to replace [Continue]

cookies!

cookies!

Last week Jef (aka the geek) made the very rich Sarah Bernhardt pastries which he posted about. Something that was not mentioned there was that the almond macaroons that make the base of the pastry are wonderful cookies in their own right. I happen to be an enormous fan of anything flavored with almonds, so [Continue]

Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt

A friend of mine on IRC commented on the macarons I made a few weeks ago. He was saying they reminded him of a Swedish almond cookie, the biskvit. I did a little bit of research, and learned that these cookies are more commonly known as Sarah Bernhardts. These pastries were invented by a Danish [Continue]

Playing with Chocolate (part 1)

Playing with Chocolate (part 1)

A few weeks ago I ordered a few new chocolate molds from Chocolat-Chocolat online. They seem to be of high quality, two from a French maker and one from a Chinese maker. I was itching to try them out, but did not have any couverture in the pantry. Luckily, it’s the holidays and Whole Foods [Continue]

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