Cannelés Bordeaux, To Help A Friend

Cannelés Bordeaux, To Help A Friend

Sydney and I had the unexpected fortune to meet the most optimistic person in Colorado, if not the nation. He knew I was a pastry chef and began questioning as where he might buy copper cannelé molds for his girlfriend. (He happens to be vegan, but his girlfriend is a...
I've Been Stollen Away This Christmas

I've Been Stollen Away This Christmas

Some traditions in our family are 7 to 9 generations old, while others are only a year or two. Traditional stollen joyously came into our lives last year, the moment Sydney realized almond paste was rolled into the center, it became an instant favorite. We created it...
A Chance to Reminisce Before the End of the Month

A Chance to Reminisce Before the End of the Month

Jana of Cherry Tea Cakes was our July Daring Bakers’ host and she challenged us to make Fresh Frasiers inspired by recipes written by Elisabeth M. Prueitt and Chad Robertson in the beautiful cookbook Tartine. Imagine my surprise after returning home from our...
It's Stollen; the Baking Way

It's Stollen; the Baking Way

I was so excited to find the December challenge was yeast bread, I woke Sydney up in wee early morning to tell her. She was not so excited, since it was 3:00 am, but by 7:30 she felt differently. She also respectfully asked me to never wake her before six in morning....
Going to Italy via Daring baker's Challenge Crostata

Going to Italy via Daring baker's Challenge Crostata

This is my first Daring Baker’s Challenge, I was elated  to read  the 2010 November Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Simona of briciole. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ to make pasta frolla for a crostata. She used her own experience as a source, as...