Fault Line Cake

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinThe monthly birthday cake for our Church should be simple — because I don’t have time to do complicated — but I never allow it to be so. DH knows me so much better than I know myself. He told me I need to be challenged and that is why every time I do…

Pasteis de Nata (Portugese Egg Custard Tarts)

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinI love custard-based desserts: canneles and pasteis de nata are some of the few things I will make for myself because I truly crave them. Although croissants are my number one diet-breaker favorite pastry of all time they take much longer to make so they don’t work for cravings. Truth be told, I love…

A Brief Word About Coloring Macarons

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinI have found — or should I say accepted — a technique for coloring macarons that makes me happy. My macarons turn out beautifully except for the color. I can always get reds and yellows to turn out well but greens, purples and blues are utter failures. They fade, they brown and even the…

Filigree Swirl Wedding Cake

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinI’ve only ever made one wedding cake and it was a 2-tiered naked cake with fresh lavender. Very low pressure and yet my hands were still shaking when I was arranging the lavender around the cake. I had no intention of making another wedding cake. But then my priest’s wife called with a request….

Updated History and Recipe for Finom Szelet

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinI did not plan this but it turns out that 4 years ago to the day I tried to make Finom Szelet for the first time.  Afficionados of Hungarian baking will be familiar with Gerbeaud Szelet but might be scratching their heads about Finom Szelet.  That’s because it seems to have originated from my…

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