I watched my first Holiday Season commercial and was offered my first piece of holiday cake. Then I smelled it, the flavored coffee and now I am off and running. It's not like I lost weight in anticipation of the holidays this year, so I'm trying hard not to think about it but it's there, … Continue reading The Desserts Are Coming!
"What's the problem with Choux?" asked my friend Todd. "It's not filling enough to avert my temptation for more. Put a cream puff or éclair in front of me, and it is not long for this world. But I love the stuff, and always will." said I. Choux, a light pastry dough had its inception … Continue reading Choux the Elegant Pastry Dough
Last night I was asked to bring something, anything baked to the Birthday Bash for a long time friend, Oliver. Our baker extraordinaire was out with a cold. It was going to be a large crowd and there wasn't much time after the baker's certainty she was well enough to do her thing but wasn't, … Continue reading Dessert? The Last Minute Bundt
It was a packed house at At's A Pizza in Tamarac, FL and the chef couldn't ring out the food any faster, but managed to do it anyway. It's a small place that does a nice job on Snapper Francese and Shrimp Alfredo but the desserts were the highlight of the dinner. I enjoyed the … Continue reading At’s a Dessert!
My mother was a natural born baker. She could improve any recipe put in front of her. This may be why I am not so motivated to bake but I am to eat. I would watch her for hours as a small child and wait patiently for what would arise out of the oven (so … Continue reading Traditional Breads – Food for Thought