Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee

I can’t believe that I have not posted Creme Brulee here yet. This is one of  my favorite desserts. It’s right there on top with leche flan and tiramisu. It’s very similar to flan- it’s smooth and creamy but less firm and with a crunchy caramelized sugar on top instead of syrupy. YUM.  No inverting […]

November’s Daring Bakers’ Challenge: Cannoli

The November 2009 Daring Bakers Challenge was chosen and hosted by Lisa Michele of Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives. She chose the Italian Pastry, Cannolo (Cannoli is plural), using the cookbooks Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and The Sopranos Family Cookbook by Allen Rucker; recipes by Michelle Scicolone, as ingredient/direction guides. She […]

The Daring Bakers’ October Challenge: FRENCH MACARONS

The 2009 October Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to us by Ami S.  She chose macarons from Claudia Fleming’s The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern as the challenge recipe. When I found out what the challenge for this month was, I was happy, finally I will be able to try making French or […]

Ginger Biscotti

Here’s where I put half of the candied ginger that I made the other day. These twice-baked cookies are loaded with spices, very different from what I usually make- with chocolates and nuts. This is my first time to bake with ginger and actually taste this kind of biscotti. They’re not bad for something without […]