Sweets

Fresh Figs + Dark Chocolate

September 14, 2013

I wish fig season lasted forever. No I don’t. Truth is, while I had previously lamented their short window of availability, I’ve concluded that it’s best this way. They get to maintain their mystique and allure while I am assured my palette will never lose its lust for them. The anticipation is an important component. […]

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Chai + Salted Pistachio Morning Cake

February 27, 2012

1 cup flour 1/2 cup [packed] brown sugar 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda pinch of salt 1 bag Chai Tea [regular or decaf] 2 T browned butter 1/2 cup low fat buttermilk 1  tsp vanilla 1 large egg, room temperature glaze: 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 T milk or […]

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Raspberry + Almond Breakfast Cake

February 10, 2012

1/2 cup sugar 2 T  butter, room temperature 2 eggs, room temperature 1/4 cup lowfat buttermilk 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup almond meal 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda pinch of salt 1/2 cup halved fresh raspberries Glaze: 3/4 cup powdered sugar 1 T cream or milk – whatever’s in […]

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Dark Chocolate + Peppermint Marshmallow Pops

December 13, 2011

60% cocao Ghirardelli baking chips or [good] white chocolate marshmallows [regular size or jumbo] crushed candy canes lollypop sticks Prepare a baking sheet with a piece of wax paper and set aside. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over boiling water, stirring frequently. Remove the bowl once melted and move to work area. Maintain […]

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Cranberry, Pistachio + White Chocolate Biscotti

December 11, 2011

2 1/4 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp salt 6 T  unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 T  lemon zest 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 tsp whole aniseed 1 cup dried sweetened cranberries 3/4 cup shelled, unsalted pistachios 6 oz  imported white chocolate, chopped From Bon Appetit: […]

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Frozen Berries + Melted White Chocolate

July 25, 2011

2 pints fresh raspberries 1 pint fresh blueberries 1 pint fresh strawberries, stemmed and sliced thickly 1 pint blackberries 1 cup heavy cream 1 vanilla bean, scrapped 10 oz. good white chocolate, chopped Serves 6. Spread (washed and dried) berries on a large baking sheet in a single layer to prevent sticking, and place in […]

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Bing Cherry + Goat Cheese Ice Cream

July 3, 2011

2 cups halved, pitted bing cherries 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup whole milk pinch of salt 4 egg yolks 2  cups heavy cream 1 tsp vanilla 8oz wedge of Humboldt Fog (which will net 6 oz from the firm center) Combine the milk, pinch of salt and sugar in a small saucepan and cook over […]

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Crispy Coconut + Chocolate Ganache Tart

May 12, 2011

4 T butter, melted 14 oz package sweetened shredded coconut 1 1/4 cup heavy cream 8 oz. bittersweet chocolate (approx.60% cocoa), finely chopped For the crust: heat oven to 350. In mini food processor, process butter and 1/3 of the coconut until mixture forms a ball – 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a medium […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies w/Brown Butter + Bacon

March 18, 2011

Makes 16 cookies 1 3/4   cups unbleached all-purpose flour (8 3/4 ounces) 1/2  tsp baking soda 14    T unsalted butter (1 3/4 sticks) 1/2  cup granulated sugar (3 1/2 ounces) 3/4  cups packed dark brown sugar (5 1/4 ounces) 1   tsp table salt 2   tsp vanilla extract 1   large egg […]

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Bacon + Date Scones

March 3, 2011
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10 oz. thick cut bacon slices (I used 10 slices Maple Smoked) 2 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 3/4 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp kosher salt 3/4 cup chopped pitted Medjool dates 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter 2/3 cup buttermilk raw/turbinado sugar Preheat oven to 400. Line baking […]

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