Posts Tagged ‘cinnamon’

Oven Out-of-Service – a Trio of Macarons

In chocolate, cookie, nuts, Uncategorized on August 25, 2010 at 14:19

Week 28 | 8.25.2010
Oh oven, we were getting along so well. I made a batch of macarons for a dinner party, then another, and then another. We were having such a good time together that I decided to make a chocolate granola snack to round out our day-long companionship. But somewhere in between macaron batch #3 and rotating the granola at the halfway point, you gave up on me and turned cold…

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Hot Chocolate Cakes & Caramelized Cinnamon Cream

In cake, chocolate on August 16, 2010 at 14:37

Week 27 | 8.16.2010

It’s been a cold summer, the coldest it’s been in 50 years?! I’ll have none of that, or perhaps I’ll simply soothe my disappointment with a lovely chocolate cake, piped with a fresh dollop of sweet, caramelized cinnamon cream. I’m already warmed and comforted.

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20-Hour Apple & Spiced Bavarian Cake

In cake, fruit on March 20, 2010 at 18:40

Week 6 | 3.24.2010

I slept poorly last night, and it was entirely my own doing.

I was tempted by Pierre Herme’s 20-hour apple recipe – thinly sliced apples are layered with melted butter, sugar & spices and baked for 10 hours at the lowest possible oven setting. [The remaining 10 hours are for chilling the apples to achieve the proper consistency, i.e. melty]. I didn’t want to be oven-handicapped, particularly since I was planning on baking bread and cookies…, so I planned for most of the baking to happen overnight. Read the rest of this entry »