Month: March 2008

  • Perfect Party Cake: Dorie And The Daring Bakers

    Perfect Party Cake: Dorie And The Daring Bakers

    It was bound to happen that one of these days the Daring Bakers would tackle a Dorie Greenspan recipe. Her last volume, Baking From My Home To Yours is filled with delightful, well written and fail proof desserts, pastries and treats. I had my share of baking from her book and I was delighted when […]

  • Raspberry And Lime Mascarpone Mousse Cakes

    Raspberry And Lime Mascarpone Mousse Cakes

    We celebrated Easter with B.’s family, a small and quiet gathering on the beach, very much unlike the gatherings in my family back home. There was plenty to share and although I offered to bring something for dessert, my sister-in-law said I could take the day off, she’d take care of it. Doesn’t she realized […]

  • Chocolate Caramel Mousse – Date Night

    Chocolate Caramel Mousse – Date Night

    I was trying my best to pretend Christophe was not around the house….avoiding his mischievous glance on my way to the kitchen, grazing my hand on the shiny cover and yet preventing myself from leafing through the pages filled with gorgeous photographs and fun recipes. One night though, I found myself alone in the house […]

  • Pain d’Epices Creme Brulee

    Pain d’Epices Creme Brulee

    Macarons are great, no doubt about it, the only caveat when you make them on a regular basis is that you are left with quite a lot of egg yolks. B. will tell you that this is never a real problem and when you consider the endless possibilities if egg yolks based desserts, I’d say […]

  • Swirly Macarons And A Birthday

    Swirly Macarons And A Birthday

    I guess I really can’t be left alone… or my mind start playing tricks on me. Last Sunday I was working on a wedding cake for a friend of mine getting married this coming weekend when she called and asked me for the thousandth time if I had also started working on her wedding favors. […]

  • Sweet Melissa Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Pie & Winners

    Sweet Melissa Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Pie & Winners

    Not only does Melissa Murphy’s latest book satisfies my cravings for bakery sweets but it also fulfills my love for all things citrusy. I wish I could show you how good her Lemon Squares are but I am afraid I only have the crumbs on our plates to show for it as they were devoured […]

  • Sweet Melissa’s Blueberry Muffins and Carrot Cake & Books Giveaway

    Sweet Melissa’s Blueberry Muffins and Carrot Cake & Books Giveaway

    I have really felt like I have been on a mini vacation this past week, baking my way through The Sweet Melissa Baking Book, written by Melissa Murphy, owner and pastry chef of Sweet Melissa Bakery in New York city. When I received the book for preview I was really excited to finally make some […]

  • Vanilla Vanilla Cupcakes

    Vanilla Vanilla Cupcakes

    First, I wanted to thank you all for sharing your pet stories when I posted about our collie/sheltie Tippy and the great demise of the cinnamon buns. It really brightened my weekend and brought on a couple of welcome laughs! Those animals sure are unbelievable!! Now, the Vanilla Vanilla Cupcakes… B’s mom called Monday night […]

  • Frozen Rhubarb And Banana Charlottes

    Frozen Rhubarb And Banana Charlottes

    What follows is a typical conversation you can hear at our house on a Sunday afternoon: Me: Hey, what’cha got planned today? Him: well, I found this electric saw (or drill, or vacuum,….) in the street and I thought I’d fix it up. You? Me: I just picked some stuff up at the grocery store […]

  • My Dog Ate My Homework!

    My Dog Ate My Homework!

    This is semi-related baking post, and I apologize for the lack of treats today but I thought I would give you the reason why: let me introduce you to Tippy -aka Tip The Ferocious. This picture was actually taken the other night when he was playing it all cool with his toys and pretending to […]