At The Closing of the Year

I couldn’t resist using these molds this weekend. They looked like little snowflakes when I bought them but when the cakes are unmolded and covered with confectioner’s sugar they resemble snow-covered castles in the winter forest. I hope everyone is having a joyous holiday season. Thank you for visiting this little page, for all the […]...

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

It’s been cold enough here that whispers of a white Christmas begin drifting in like errant snowflakes – could we really get snow in San Francisco? But no, while the nights have made burrowing under electric blankets and comforters a delight, the skies remain an icy scrubbed blue in the diamond-clear winterlight of day. As […]...

Mozart

One of my last experiments before the I begin the frenzy of holiday baking – a flight of fancy from Pierre Hermé’s Desserts that he dubbed Mozart. The alluring picture in the cookbook has made me stop at this recipe many a time, but the complicated assembly, as well as the unorthodox combination of apples […]...