When the summertime blueberries are plump and sweet, I try to save a pint from grabby little hands and make this lovely fruit, almond and yogurt tart. It has a standard flaky pie crust, and the yogurt gives it dense, cheesecake-y feel to it. The blueberries and almond are, as the French say, classique.
I typically bake cookies on Sunday. I like my kids to be able to take homemade cookies (or brownies, or bars, or something sweet) in their school lunchbox. I'm an avid baker, and even owned a small cafe at one time, so my kids have been eating my baked goods (good or bad) since they were mere babes. And, although I have an entire cupboard in my kitchen dedicated to cookbooks, I usually reach out to the posts on my favorite blogger's site for fresh, new ideas. I often find that these recipes are tested by real people, using real equipment....more
Another birthday, another birthday cake. This year the girls wanted a blue cake with pink frosting and the closest I could get was a blueberry velvet cake with strawberry cream cheese frosting. I only had one mess-up, too. I'll show it to you momentarily. First, though, the cake! (It basically tastes like a big blueberry muffin, if muffin were cake.) ...more
My mom made blue waffles and blue eggs for breakfast. She's funny that way, celebrating special occasions with blue food. I think it's her way of saying anything is possible. Percy can pass seventh grade. Waffles can be blue. Little miracles like that.-Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters, Rick Riordan ...more
Puff pastry sounds daunting to make from scratch, but it's really a matter of mixing together a basic yeasted dough, slathering it with butter, and then folding it up like a letter a bunch of times, rolling and chilling between each fold. It isn't as finnicky as you might think, particularly when the end result is a batch of buttery, golden croissoughnuts.MORE...more
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