Yea, it took me this long to go to a Sprinkles, and turns out one just opened in New York, none the less while still in LA, I checked out the flagship store and it was very cool. The thing … Continue reading
Bob’s Coffee and Donuts, a constant in all the Best Donuts in LA lists, was not a let down, I have to say had the Chocolate Glazed Donut that was undeniably awesome, it was so fresh, soft and light. Continue reading
Headed to the Farmer’s Market where I had one of the best Coffee Flavored Ice Creams I’ve had in ages at Bennett’s Ice Cream. They make the Ice Cream right there at there at the Store, and it was delicious, creamy Coffee Ice Cream. Continue reading
Spent Thanksgiving week in LA, and my sister in law, suggested we visit La Brea Bakery, this Artisanal bakery is now huge and you can buy their products all over America, the first store however is still open and still … Continue reading
You know, dear reader, if you ever, per chance, bring home a bunch of yummy little fallen Soufflés you made in class and you mention to delighted eaters that you wish they could have seen them fresh out of the oven, chances are they will ask you to make it fresh.
Thus becoming my first pastry school project reproduced at home, successfully too! After husband (the main instigator) got the ramekins and I bought a huge chunk of Bittersweet chocolate (way more than I needed), I was good to go.
I had a lot of fun making these, after two consecutive days of souffle making, there wasn’t that much that could go wrong, and in fact even my oven followed through!
While I don’t think I should post the recipe from my text book, I will tell you that the recipe I used was just a little different from this one. Oh and instead of 1/2 cup of coffee I used an ounce of Bourbon (I’ve been adding Bourbon to desserts a lately).
Pastry School is going by too fast! Can’t wait for tonight we will taste our Panna Cottas and Gelées!
ps: I know the writing in this post is a little janky, I am having my first (and last) sugar hangover today… I’m a little out of sorts…
Peeps, Ms Cherryspoon has been on this eating blogging path for a short while compared to my other blogger friends. However the knock my socks off bakeries have started to become somewhat less frequent. Fortunately there are places like Pâtisserie de Gascogne. (ooh la la!)
This traditional Montreal bakery has been knocking Quebecois socks off since 1957 and the founder’s rag to riches stories is even published. A very awesome friend had the thoughtful and brilliant idea to take husband and I there.
In which I tell you about the second half of the show, the ringer winner and my fail pie.
So where was I? I remember, pie talk. After Martha spoke to some audience members about their pies, chef Sandro Micheli (also one of the judges) made a beautiful chestnut pie with rum cream, that made the whole set smell great.
A week ago I was in the audience and took a (required) pie to the “First Annual Martha Stewart Pie Contest”. It was a very interesting experience, saw my first television “live” taping, Martha Stewart in the flesh, clapped and “hmmmmm-ed” on command, met and had a blast with the awesome Susan from DoughMesstic , her Sister and Gail (who owns One Tough Cookie) and did not win the contest (not that I really thought I had a shot…).
Strawberry Cobbler with Amaretto instead of Water?!? Yes it is and it’s pretty tasty too! While playing around with The Bartender’s Bible at a friend’s house, yours truly found out she has an affinity for loves Amaretto, after adding Amaretto to anything I was drinking , adding it to recipes came to mind! (it was either that or AA…)
I’ve been on a Chai kick lately and it was only a matter of time before I decided to bake with it! On a side note, my posts have been somewhat verbose lately, so this one will be short and sweet, pinky promise.
I had posted a link that showed how to make Moffles a while back, and I was very tempted to try since me loves me some Mochi. So I broke out the Hello Kitty waffle maker, as soon as I found the Mochi they had used.