Daring Bakers Challenge – Danish Delight

Just when I was falling into a breakfast rut and getting tired of the usual cereal or granola for breakfast, along comes the monthly Daring Bakers Challenge to fill my table with Danishes. Thanks to Kelly of Sass and Veracity and Ben of What’s Cookin’?, and an excellent recipe for Danish dough, I am now […]...

Frosty Relief for a Hot Summer’s Day

You know what’s really fun on a hot, sweltering, summer’s day? Licking a blissfully chilly popsicle down to the smooth wooden stick, racing to finish it before it all melts down your chin. You know what’s really not fun on a hot, blistering, summer’s day? Trying to take photos of these popsicles before they melt […]...

Thinking about Pastry School?

June has been quite the whirlwind  – I feel like someone's put my life into a KitchenAid and turned it on high. Obligations and distractions abound, all conspiring to keep me out of the kitchen. I made some frozen yogurt popsicles last week and I still haven't managed to get a post written about them. […]...

An Abundance of Apricots

  Roasted Apricot Cinnamon Sugar Tartlets Sometimes it's hard to figure out what to make. Sometimes I suffer from a surfeit of suggestions, unable to settle on just one idea, other times it's the dreaded blank slate, when everything seems either too simple or too difficult or too not my style or not my flavors […]...

Chocolate Malt Memories

  Because I didn't have enough fun making an opera cake for Daring Bakers, I went for another layered, multi-component cake last week. Sometimes I like to go for simple, breezy creations and other times I just feel like challenging my skills. Making layer cakes is always an exercise that keeps me on my pastry […]...