HOW TO SAVE A BRIOCHE CAKE WITH IMPROVISING

Brioche dough used in making a Walnut-layered, apricot jam-filled Yeast-leavened Sweet Cake If you recall, in my earlier post about yeast-leavened cakes, I promised to write a post about how seemingly minor differences in a recipe will create a substantially different cake. I love to bake sweet yeast-leavened cakes, because they are great for a…


Four Steps for Ready-Made Desserts for the Entire Summer

A two-layers tart; usually not used with fruit fillings Hi, I am back. I trust every body is doing fine and you all enjoyed some great fruit tarts for the weekend? So lets continue with our tarts preparation. I like desserts that are easy to prepare, but not if it is on the account of…


How to Create Impressive Desserts for the Entire Summer in 2 days

Apricot Tart, used the Pate Brisee Recipe, with a mixture of cake-and all-purpose flour in a ratio of 1:1 Make Ahead Desserts for the Entire Summer – Then Relax and Serve or Setup a Buffet The first thing we need to think about is what type(s) of desserts we want to make this summer. I…


Top 100 Blogs for Chocolate Lovers, Part 1 (first 25)

Last night I was tired to work, tired to write, I was even tired to watch anything on the TV, but not yet tired enough to call it a day. I was relaxing on my best armchair and while staring at the ceiling, it hit me – how about just surfing on the Internet with…


Tired of the Same Old Cheesecake – Bake This

Isn’t it gorgeous? Yesterday I had a surprise visit from my friend and she brought some dairy stuff from her refrigerator because she had to travel unexpectedly to visit a family member that became ill. I received a few packages of farmer cheese (each weighs 8 ounces), goat cheese (each weighs 4 ounces), butter, sour…


Find the Best Desserts – Top 10 Dessert Blogs (Part 1)

Rigo Jancsi, the hungarian chocolate mousse cake I grew up with I decided to take a tour in the dessert blogging community and select the top 10 dessert blogs for you for the Memorial Day Holiday. The criteria for inclusion in this list, include the following: I hit the site and I yell out: Wow!…


Top 100 Blogs Plus For Chocolate Lovers (Part 2)

III. Chocolate Cookbooks Cookbooks that discuss, cover, photograph, teach and write about chocolates are as important for us, chocolate enthusiast, as air to keeping us alive. Some of us are serious collectors with perhaps hundreds of books in our library; it is enough that the book has only the word “chocolate” buried somewhere on page…


Find the Best Desserts – Top 10 Dessert Blogs (Part 2)

One of my favorite foods – the berries, loaded with antioxidants And here are the other five blogs that did not fit space-wise in part 1 of this post. Just to refresh your memory, one of the important criteria in the selection process was to find bloggers that are providing us with great baking ideas,…


Thanks to Shirley Corriher, Baking Yeast-Leavened Bread is Problem-Free (Almost)

Yeast-Leavened Sweet Bread with Raisins I love all yeast-leavened sweets/breads, because it brings up the warm and fuzzy memories of my Mother’s kitchen. Most holidays she would work in the kitchen tirelessly and churn out an array of baking goods that turned our home into a “dream bakery” without using any recipes, guide books, TV…


How To Make Hand-Made, Molded Chocolates for Mom

Mother’s Day is my favorite holiday and I assume I am not the only one. No words, no cards, no gifts, and no celebration can express the “thanks” we should show to Moms all over the world.  You could buy the most expensive, delectable chocolate truffles packed in attractive packaging or you could present to…