Entries from February 27th, 2012

The Brownie-Cake Borderline

February 27th, 2012 · 20 Comments · Cakes, Chocolate, Recipes

brownies sideshot

So I was leafing through the latest issue of Donna Hay and came across this nigh-irresistibly named-and-photographed Caramel Crunch Brownie. A brownie covered with a crunch-filled caramel and a layer of chocolate ganache sounded like something that needed to be coming out of my kitchen posthaste.

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Happy Valentine’s: Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Chocolate, Framboise

February 14th, 2012 · 18 Comments · Cakes, Chocolate, Recipes

molten cake unmolded

Happy Valentine’s Day! This dessert is a little brainstorm I got last weekend when I realized it was three days from Valentine’s Day and I hadn’t thought of anything to make yet. I wanted to take a classic V-day dessert and give it a little modern spin. Molten chocolate cakes came to mind…perennial lurkers on Valentine’s “romantic” menus.

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Donuts Redux: Can’t Stop the Deep Frying

February 9th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Breads, Pastry, Recipes

apple crumb donuts

Valentine’s Day just around the corner? How did we get to February already? Well, just in case that you thought that getting married meant an end to romance, I am concocting something hopefully-appropriately-amorous for next week. In the meantime, you can hop over to Gourmet Live and see my contribution to the Top 15 Romantic Restaurants across America. It’s hard to choose from the ever-updating pool of restaurants in SF, but this is one of my current faves.

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Preaching the Donut Gospel

February 2nd, 2012 · 18 Comments · Breads, Pastry, Recipes, San Francisco

french crullers

Before I go into a recap of my weekend spent spreading the donut gospel to eager culinary students, just a couple fun announcements:

Remember the Driscoll’s berry dessert contest that I won? Part of my prize was the opportunity to have one of my recipes featured on Driscoll’s website. That recipe, Swirled Strawberry Cupcakes, is now up, in time for your Valentine’s Day baking. Go take a look!

Also, I was flattered to be interviewed by Poor Taste magazine, an irreverent online food periodical. If you’re curious, pop on over for a read and take a look at some of the other great articles.

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