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French Fridays with Dorie: Tourteau de chèvre

I approached this week’s French Fridays with Dorie with a little bit of trepidation.  A Tourteau de Chèvre is basically a baked cheesecake, made with goat’s cheese. No, it wasn’t the goat’s cheese part that worried me, it was the “baked cheesecake” part.  Oh, I’ve made them before – but as you can see in […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Vanilla éclairs on Saturday

I was SO excited to see this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe: Vanilla éclairs (p. 473). I love them but have never made them though I have had some success with the choux pastry before, making gougères and profiteroles, twice. Neil and I had people over for dinner last Friday and totally unintentionally, it […]

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Daring Bakers March: What to do with a failed yeasted coffee cake

The March 2011 Daring Bakers’ Challenge was hosted by Ria of Ria’s Collection and Jamie of Life’s a Feast. Ria and Jamie challenged The Daring Bakers to bake a yeasted Meringue Coffee Cake. I have to admit, I was not a happy camper when I saw the word “yeasted” in the title of this challenge.  […]

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International Incident Party: Nostalgia

I had high hopes for this month’s International Incident Party – the theme was nostalgia. I mean, I was the one who suggested the theme.  I love all things retro, as evidenced in last year’s Foodbuzz 24×24 dinner based on recipes from 1976 Weight Watchers’ recipe cards. It was a gelatin fest to end all […]

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Daring Bakers: Panna cotta and florentines

(posting this late due to an encounter with a nasty inner ear infection that has rendered me useless until now to even hit “publish” on this post I had ready to go for Sunday. My posts might be few and far between for the next little while as I recover.) I have to admit this […]

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