Month: October 2008

  • Princess Torte

    Princess Torte

    It has been ages since I made a Princess Torte, actually many moons ago for a friend’s little princess 8th birthday. Although not difficult, it is a mini production of its own, the sort of cake that I could see the Daring Bakers attempt one month. Out of the ordinary genoise base, rich pastry cream, […]

  • Tossing With The Daring Bakers: Plum Mascarpone and Streusel Pizza

    Tossing With The Daring Bakers: Plum Mascarpone and Streusel Pizza

    This Daring Bakers’ challenge almost did not come to be. Almost. It’s been a busy month, work, play, life…the usual. Multiply that by two or three. It took a dinner invitation and a little Halloween inspiration to make it happen. Our October hostess, Rosa from Rosa’s Yummy Yums chose pizza as our challenge and although […]

  • Pear And Pecan Tea Cakes – An Afternoon With Grandma

    Pear And Pecan Tea Cakes – An Afternoon With Grandma

    I’d like to dedicate this post to another great lady, Bri who passed away last night. My sincere condolences to her husband and her family. A post I was reading the other week prompted me to take out my grandmother’s china and silverware out of their cases and bring them to life for a little […]

  • Apple Frangipane Tartelettes With Cheesecake Ice Cream

    When I was a little girl I had quite a few nicknames. I will spare you the ones my dear and gentle (hmmm…) brothers gave me but my family gave me two that are still around today: Tartelette and Reine des Pommes. The first one is obvious as I love to make tarts and they […]

  • Bittersweet Chocolate and Cardamom Cupcakes

    Over the past couple of months I have been consumed by guilt. Even though I had tons of ideas and a couple of sleepless nights I did miss a couple of Sugar High Fridays. Guilty! It matters. It’s sugar. Allright, so “consumed” is a little strong. Upset that I could not work my schedule right […]

  • Choux A La Creme: Guest Bloggers Pull One From The Archives

    I asked Bailey and Tippy to keep you entertained this weekend since I am trying to catch up on work I could not get to during the couple of weeks I was under the weather. That’s what they came up with… Normal day in our household I may add! Bailey is eagerly acting up for […]

  • Pecan Pie Macarons and Giveaway Winners

    I know! Macarons…again! Before you roll your eyes and quit reading, indulge me for a minute, there is a story behind it. A lovely meeting with a fellow Daring Baker and an afternoon spent baking macarons…and a lot of them! Before I get to that, I must announce the winners of the Confetti Cakes For […]

  • Plum – Raspberry Cardamom Crumbles

    It’s been a yucky week….all grey with some rain drops here and there. Rain with warm tempereatures. Thunderstorms and shorts, I’ll never get used to this!! I decided to see it as soft and comforting. I baked and I baked without prospect of a good picture taking day. The fridge is overflowing, the freezer is […]

  • Confetti Cakes For Kids Book Giveaway

    Confetti Cakes For Kids Book Giveaway

    It looks like you all are going to get a break from my raspberry desserts this weekend….and have the chance to win one of 5 copies of Elisa Strauss’ new pastry-cake book “Confetti Cakes For Kids”. I have been given the chance by the sweet and super efficient Anna from the Hachette Group to get […]

  • Lemon Raspberry Mille Feuilles

    I know, I know, it is Fall…so why all the raspberries? And now the lemon? Store diplays, magazine covers and tv shows “fall season” premieres are doing a great job at convincing me it is Fall. Yet, one step outside in the middle of the afternoon keeps telling me otherwise, time and time again. Still […]