Month: September 2009

  • Daring Bakers Do Vols Au Vent

    I am never comfortable with scheduling blog posts to go up while I am away playing working. Oh yes…this conference is maximum work: all that shaking hands, exchanging business cards, hugging, eating, discovering, laughing, all this pretty much on loop. Tough job. Alright, so you don’t buy it. Wouldn’t either (check on Twitter) What you […]

  • Vanilla,Salted Butter Caramel and Chocolate Mousse And A Giveaway

    Vanilla,Salted Butter Caramel and Chocolate Mousse And A Giveaway

    When I asked Bill what he would like me to prepare for him while I am gone for a few days, his answer was an unequivocal “Mousse please!”. Yes, he is a softee and I know his mom spoiled him with homemade desserts pretty much all his life so his answer did not come as […]

  • Double Chocolate And Pear Cakes

    When I look out the window, it is hard to imagine that Fall officially starts tomorrow. We have two seasons here more or less, Warm and Hot. Christmas celebrated in a summer dress, well, “it ain’t fittin’. It jes’ ain’t fittin’” But there are signs that cannot be mistaken. Night falls earlier, the wind has […]

  • Lemon Chamomile Pots De Creme & A Taste Of Yellow

    Yesterday morning, I stood in the middle of the kitchen trying to find something, anything yellow that I could bake with. I thought I was finally ahead of the game for a change with recipes, writing, pictures, yet I had this nagging feeling that I was forgetting something. I was mumbling “yellow, yellow, something yellow” […]

  • Banana Doughnuts With Dried Banana “Streusel”

    Before I tell you all about these delicious Banana Doughnuts, I must announce the winner of the giveaway: “minisuperbias” won “Confections Of A Closet Master Baker” by Gesine Bullock-Prado. Congratulations! Please, email me your mailing address at mytartelette{at}gmail{dot}com and I will get the book in the mail pronto. Back to the doughnuts. They pretty much […]

  • Muscovado Date Cake With Maple Sugar Buttercream And A Giveaway

    Muscovado Date Cake With Maple Sugar Buttercream And A Giveaway

    Baking for Bill is easy. It’s actually very enjoyable. He likes everything. He is willing to try it all. He is also very much like an 8 year-old when I bake. He comes to the kitchen five times for the same imaginary glass of water. Goes back to his study with a banana. Comes back […]

  • Chocolate Truffle Tarts

    Hanging out on Twitter late at night when I can’t seem to figure out where sleep went has very very good outcomes. I get to talk to my favorite people as if they were just a few feet away and beside geeking out with Jen, ZenChef and Mark, I also get to talk gluten free […]

  • Matcha And Peach Pate de Fruit Macarons

    When Spring and Summer roll around, I think in shades of pinks and reds. When Fall and Winter point their nose, I am all about the blues and the purples. Greens are oranges are not my colors. Nope. And yet, the first thing I thought about with the first sign of cooler mornings and breezy […]