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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 […]

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 is still connected to Paris in a six degrees of separation sort of way.  It’s about dessert, and it’s about French dessert in particular.  French pastry from the French “Picasso of Pastry,” Pierre Hermé.  I thought my sampling of beautiful pastry in Paris was lacking so ordered his book, Pastries  as soon as we arrived home.

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Strawberry Jam Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Strawberry Jam Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

After swearing off most things sweet for the first six months of the year,  I did make a few desserts this summer for holidays, birthdays, and a get together or two, and these Strawberry Jam Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies were a perfect choice.  Go ahead.  […]

Pan Bagnat

Pan Bagnat

The last few days of our recent vacation, we stayed at Bay Cottage, a lovely retreat located on the shore of Discovery Bay near Port Townsend, Washington.  It seems like I’ve wanted to stay in a place like that forever — somehow making up for […]