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Dessert

Individual Chocolate Soufflés with Crème Anglaise

Individual Chocolate Soufflés with Crème Anglaise

  The 15th of this month rolled around much more quickly than I anticipated, even with some thoughtful planning. We were away the last week of May and first week of June, and I thought it would be just fine to get the second challenge […]

Strawberry Choux Cake

Strawberry Choux Cake

  I actually did it. I baked something recently just for the sake of it and enjoyed every minute of the experience–almost. Kitchen solitude for an entire day, going through the motions, cleaning as I worked–it was lovely. This confirms that starting a baking group […]

A Yank’s Dorset Apple Cake

A Yank’s Dorset Apple Cake

  I haven’t baked much of anything for the past few years unless a birthday or special occasion required it. It isn’t that I no longer enjoy baking; I consider it a relaxing activity — especially when I can take my time and get involved […]

Four Layer Chocolate Mousse Cake

Four Layer Chocolate Mousse Cake

When each of my three sons’ birthdays rolls around, I ask what type of birthday cake they’d like even though I know what the answer will be without fail. Chocolate.  Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.  Chocolate with more chocolate on chocolate with chocolatey chocolateness, please.  […]

Pierre Hermé’s Traveling “Tango”

Pierre Hermé’s Traveling “Tango”

  I thought I’d take a break from posting photos of our trip to Paris to give those who would rather look at food a break.  It’s only fair, I guess, after holding everyone captive with my vacation photos. But I will warn you this […]