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Tuesday, January 31, 2006


From Yard's The Secrets of Baking.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Ganache Tart with Caramelized Rice Puffs

Pate sucre tart crust filled with caramelized rice puffs and caramel ganache. This is one of several attempts lately to get a perfect-looking tart crust.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Portuguese Custard Tarts

Vanilla flavored custard baked atop puff pastry crust in a very hot oven. Thanks to Filipe for the recipe.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

Iced with white chocolate ganache. The cake recipe is attributed to Michelle Gayer Nicholson. You can find it here.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Orange Chicken

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Banana Bread with Orange Zest

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Flourless Orange Cake

Friday, January 13, 2006

Ridiculously Puffy Caramel Souffle

Recipe from Sherry Yard.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Bartlett Pear Pizza

This pizza had fresh mozzarella, gorgonzola, parmesan, balsamic glazed onions, thin slices of Bartlett pears, and a sprinkling of chopped almonds.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Bailey's White Chocolate Tart with Raspberry Sauce

Variation on Yard's Pastry Cream Cookies

I made these using Yard's recipe from The Secrets of Baking, except I used chocolate muffin crumbs instead of cake crumbs, chocolate pastry cream instead of plain pastry cream, and Kahlua instead of rum. If your dough is too thin, just stir in a little flour until it's thick enough to hold its shape on the baking sheet. I think I used about 1/2C crumbs plus maybe 1-2T AP flour. They are dense and moist and have a nice hazelnut flavor.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Almost Flourless Chocolate Mini-Cupcakes with Caramel Ganache

Monday, January 02, 2006

Orange-Vanilla Macaro(o)ns

The cookies are flavored with orange zest. The buttercream is flavored with vanilla and Grand Marnier.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Pseudo-Gateau St. Honore

Still More Macaro(o)ns

This recipe used an Italian meringue.