Rough Puff Pastry Part Deux: Chausson aux Pommes or Apple Turnovers

It's only fair to share…This morning, I pulled out some of the rough puff pastry I made yesterday and set out on another adventure for breakfast.  Again,this recipe is  taken from Edd Kimber’s book, “Patisserie Made Simple.” Here is a brief slideshow on how to assemble apple turnovers.  One thing I modified was to glaze…

The Wonders of Rough Puff Pastry and Palmiers

It's only fair to share…The first time I tried making rough puff pastry I was quickly disheartened.   It looked horrible and I thought I had messed it up/misunderstood the directions/or that the recipe was wrong, wrong, wrong.  I didn’t put much effort into it as I thought it was a lost cause. Recently, I…

What to do with Stale Croissants

It's only fair to share…​Croissants are still wonderful after a day or even two but after that they lose their magic.  You don’t want to put all that work into them just to throw them away and you can’t eat all of them in one day by yourself.  Well, you could but the French stay…

My Favorite Pastry Techniques

It's only fair to share…We have a  5 week old baby which is heavenly at times — the smell of a newborn, their fat cheeks, the way they randomly punch the air when they’re mad — and torture at other times.  I’m in one of the difficult times right now when I need a nap…

Hungarian Beigli

It's only fair to share…DH and his brother call this kalacs but I think beigli is the correct moniker for these nut or poppy seed rolls.  Since DH does not like poppy seeds (or raisins or coconut milk or olives…aiyiyi what a list) I made the traditional walnut beigli and then made up an almond…