Sorry, Daring Bakers…I'm Sick

All my lovely fellow Daring Bakers, I got sick a couple days ago and just managed to get my cupcakes up for Sugar High Friday…but couldn't make it the next few steps to do the Lavash Crackers. I'm recovering at home, hoping this little bug will go away by the end of the weekend. I'm […]...

Sugar High Friday: La Vie en Rose

When the lovely Fanny of Foodbeam announced Cupcakes as the theme for Sugar High Friday, I did a little jump for joy. San Francisco feels like cupcake central sometimes – there's at least five cupcake-dedicated stores in the city, and dozens more bakeries that carry these bites of bliss in their lineup. Two more cupcake […]...

Plum Perfect: Galette, Two Ways

Edited 9/19/08: Go right below the last photo to see the text I added about Robert Steinberg, co-founder of Scharffen Berger Chocolates. I'm no fashionista by any means – you'll sooner find me in Sur La Table than in Saks, and when in bookstores I go for the cooking magazines over the fashion glossies. However, […]...

Fall and the Full Moon: Black Sesame Panna Cotta with Five Spice Peanut Brittle

I got a call from my mom reminding me that the Mid-Autumn Festival was coming up: since its date is tied to the lunar calendar, it falls on a different day on the Western calendar every year, but usually some time in late September. This year it falls on Sunday, September 14, when the moon […]...

From the Pantry: Almond Shortbread with Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Ganache

  I know quite a few of my fellow Daring Bakers have chocolate fatigue after the chocolate eclair affair, but what do you when you've got a jar's worth of leftover chocolate glaze? Can't just let it go to waste. One of my friends, long ago, told me the theory of why men need their […]...