Category Archives: Desserts

About crust, flan patissier, and other things…

When I was in college, I was fearless about crust. That was back in the days when people didn’t snap a photograph every time you turned around. I was absolutely enamored with Anna Thomas’ cookbooks: The Vegetarian Epicure, and The … Continue reading

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Beautiful Blueberry Tart

I love fresh fruit tarts, and I think I might just really really love this one. Maybe it is because of the fresh blueberries from our garden. Or maybe it is from the lemony cream cheese layer, or the crisp … Continue reading

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Chewy Molasses Cookies with Fresh Ginger

I never thought molasses cookies would become one of my favorite kinds of cookies, but then there was this time when getting together with friends to play music together, that Elisa brought some very magical cookies. Elisa’s cookies were so … Continue reading

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Matthew’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are several cookie tins on top of our fridge, and one of them almost always contains these chocolate chip cookies. This recipe is Alton Brown’s “The Chewy”. There was a lot of excitement over this cookie several years ago. … Continue reading

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Apple Crumb Pie

I know I make a lot of apple/crusty types of desserts, but I must say that this is my dream pie. I’m a sucker for anything with a crumb topping, and I love a buttery flaky crust, and caramelized apples?? … Continue reading

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Mandelbrot (Almond Bread)

Mandelbrot is a humble cookie, but don’t let it fool you. This cinnamon almond cookie is exquisite. It is similar to biscotti in that it is “twice baked”, and traditionally is made with almonds, but there the similarities end. It … Continue reading

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Apple Crumb Galette

Recently, a friend of mine made Claudia Fleming’s Apple Crumb Crostata, and anything with a crumb topping is going to get my attention in a big way. So I found the recipe and made it, of course. In doing so, … Continue reading

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Lemon-Pistachio Bars

The other day we had Sue and Andy over for afternoon tea. I sweetened the deal (no pun intended) by making lemon-pistachio bars. I was curious about a recipe in NYT Cooking, so of course I had to try it. … Continue reading

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Bourbon and Spice Cannel├ęs

Well, I kind of can’t believe I am even making these. You may ask, what on earth are those??? A couple of months ago, a friend of mine dropped some of these little gems off for me as a gift. … Continue reading

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Extra Flaky Pie Crust (rough puff pastry)

I know I keep talking about pie crust. The thing is, once you can make a flaky tender pie crust (if you are like me), then you become rather obsessed over it. So yeah, I’m a little obsessed. As my … Continue reading

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