Posts Tagged ‘ginger’

Ginger Shortbread & Pinenut Buttercream

In cookie, nuts on February 5, 2011 at 19:28

Week 49 | February 3, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the year of the rabbit with a sweet treat to forecast a sweet year ahead.

These cookies are little beauties. Candied ginger create little tile mosaics in the spicy ginger shortbread. I also toasted off some fresh pinenuts for a roasted, nutty buttercream filling.


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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Chestnut Bavarian w. Ginger Syrup

In cake on February 26, 2010 at 21:03

Week 1 | 2.18.2010

This and the next post (Orange Chocolate Ganache Tart) will be written retroactively, since the treats have already been produced – and hopefully enjoyed.

What a (first) week for trying my hand at a host of new techniques from top to bottom – Decorating the cake with cocoa ‘paint’, glazing it with ginger syrup gelatin, formulating some sort of Bavarian cream with an unknowingly pricey can of chestnut puree I’ve been eying for some time now. Now that the cakes have long since been eaten, I can confess that this is only my 2nd attempt at a layered Bavarian. No harm there. I was happy with the resultsĀ  – appearance and taste. I hope you are too.

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