Dorie Greenspan’s new cookbook, Dorie’s Cookies, was released this week. I went through the entire thing the night mine came in the mail and I couldn’t wait to get baking! One of the recipes that caught my attention was for the French Snacklettes. Dorie received this recipe from Arnaud Larher (a Paris pastry star) about 20 years ago. The appeal to these cookies are their unconventional shapes and […]
I’m not the most creative person in the world, but I wanted to make something with my sphere molds aside from more mizu shingen mochi (water cakes). I ended up getting inspired by Pokemon; one of the most famous icons of Pokemon is the Pokeball. In the world of Pokemon, trainers will capture Pokemon with Pokeballs. It also just so happens that the Pokemon franchise celebrated its […]
The Tuesdays with Dorie group selected Vanilla-Mango Panna Cotta for this week’s assignment. This worked out great because 1) mangos are on sale (and they’re really sweet), 2) this is a great dessert for this hot summer weather, and 3) what’s not to like about panna cotta?
Viennese Sablés remind me of fancy butter cookies. It’s impossible to be satisfied eating only one of these cookies; who can resist a crispy, buttery, mildly sweet cookie? This recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking Chez Moi, where she explains some of the different reasons why these cookies are “W”-shaped. In short, it could be either because they came from a pâtissier named Wittamer, or because of the location this […]
I know I’ve been posting quite a bit of choux recipes lately, but I think this will be one of the last ones I do for a while. I was on a mission to figure out how to make pastry cream correctly, and I needed to make something using my successful results. Luckily Dorie Greenspan has a lot of different recipes that include pastry cream-filled […]
Valentine’s Day came and went, but I was lucky enough to spend it with good friends. For dessert, we had Marquise au Chocolat with Creme Anglaise, Macarons with Rose buttercream and Macarons with a Vanilla and White Chocolate Ganache, and what Dorie calls Macaron Biscotti (inspired by Sadaharu Aoki).
The first time I had eaten Marquise au Chocolate was when a friend made it for a small group of us for New Year’s last year. It was incredibly delicious, but we didn’t know what the proper name for it was – we called it “fondant.” When I got Baking Chez Moi, I read through this recipe and thought it sounded extremely familiar, so I […]