Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Crispy-Topped Brown Sugar Bars (TWD)

This was one of the first recipes I tried out when Baking Chez Moi was released.  Here is a link to that post with my process photos. The caramelized Rice Krispies are outstanding!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Lemon Meringue Tart A New Way

I had just ordered a blowtorch and really wanted to try it out. I thought a lemon meringue pie would be the perfect recipe to use it on. Luckily, there is a recipe in Baking Chez Moi that had exactly what I was looking for!

Cocoa Almond Meringues

 I made these Cocoa Almond Meringues after seeing a picture of the ones in Dorie's book, Baking From My Home to Yours. Her pictures featured these crinkled meringues that I could just taste in my mind, if that makes any sense. I had all of the ingredients anyway, so I figured I should make some for myself (and to share with others, of course).

Monday, March 16, 2015

Fresh Strawberry Pie (for Pi Day)

It's a little bit of a late post, but I made a strawberry pie for pi day (3.14.15). I had 3 baskets of strawberries in my refrigerator that I had to re-purpose, so I figured this would be a great way to use them. The only baking required for this recipe is really the crust. For this, I used Dorie Greenspan's Sweet Tart Crust recipe in Baking Chez Moi.

Chocolate Dobash Cake

I know I just made a chocolate cake, but I wanted something that was a tiny bit sweeter and fluffier. I decided to try my hand at a Chocolate Dobash Cake, Hawaii style.  It has layers of cake and pudding-like frosting that is light and delicious!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lemon Madeleines

Another first, thanks to Dorie. This time it was making Madeleines.  I had seen these in Parisian stores, but I didn't think of buying them because I was too busy looking for macarons. These little cakes are pretty good; they were soft, moist, and lemony.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Chocolate Layer Cake

I felt like I needed to take a break from making cookies and realized that I don't have a good chocolate cake recipe at hand. There are thousands of search results on the internet for chocolate cakes, but my colleague forwarded this Chocolate Layer Cake recipe to me, and naturally I wanted to try it out. This is a recipe that comes from Emily Luchetti, a two-time James Beard Award recipient.