Week 51 | February 19, 2011
Into the hands and heart of a construction worker.
Week 48 | January 24, 2011
Whiskey + milk chocolate. A surprisingly nice pairing. How about in the form of a flourless chocolate cake? I like that idea, with a crisp meringue top to cut through the richness of uninterrupted chocolate. But wait, there’s more. The other day I came across “suncups” in the chocolate aisle of Berkeley Bowl. Treenut-free Recess cups, how novel. And now presenting, Flourless Whiskey-Chocolate Cake & Sunflower Meringue.
Week 45 | January 3, 2011
Happy New Year! Welcome back!
It’s good to be back in the kitchen at the start of a new year. Scrolling back through the archive of treats I realize it has almost been a full year since I started Bakery Bites. What a year it has been, and more to come!
It is the perfect week to introduce pithiviers. I made a version of these way back in March using chocolate pastry and pistachio cream filling. This time I’ll stick with tradition and pair it with the backstory.
Week 37 | 11.3.2010
I’m in a mood for pistachios. Last night my friend came over and we whipped up these delicious pistachio-caramel eclairs (only after a minor mishap with doubling the water for the choux batter). A few days before I tested out this pistachio biscotti ball recipe with a hint of lemon zest and now, staring into my freezer, I realize I have enough mango curd leftover to fashion something delicate but delicious to fit into my pistachio-themed week.
Clove genoise (sponge cake)
Pistachio-almond dacquoise, a nutty meringue base layer.
Assemble dacquoise, feuillete, genoise, and mango curd cream.
Week 34 | 10.12.2010
It WAS cold, a few days ago when I thought of this treat. Cold enough to dream about a cup of tea warming my hands at any hour of the day. Tea with a teacake… at least that was the plan. Today it’s hot hot hot. I had the fan rumbling at 6:30 this morning, not a baking mood. But maybe you can persuade me.
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