Key Lime Meringue Tarts

You know what I just realized? I don't think I've ever done a post on pie crust! Not that I have anything against pies – one of my most vivid memories of childhood summers was my mom bringing home fresh strawberry pies from the local bakery – but I'm afraid the French pastry-centric schooling I […]...

Making the Most of Mistakes: Strawberry, Rose, and Coconut Sorbet Sandwiches

Ok, I have a confession to make. Actually, two. Remember when I made these mango coconut verrines a few weeks ago? Well, they were supposed to have these little discs of coconut dacquoise nestled inside the layers as a crunchy surprise. So I made these dacquoise discs a day in advance, and kept them in […]...

Apricot, Orange, and Almond Mini Cakes

Remember the chocolate salon I mentioned attending a couple of months ago? Not only was it a great place to meet chocolatiers both celebrated and up-and-coming, but also of course to meet fellow chocoholics. One person I was extremely excited to meet was esteemed pastry chef and cookbook author Carole Bloom. The "Carole Bloom section" […]...