CtBF Paris Paris

There are a few pastries with the name Paris…something. This time, these are supposed to be eclair shaped choux pastries with hazelnut praline pastry cream. Oh, and a little chocolate glaze. This is really 4 different (relatively simple) recipes combined to create something more than the sum of their parts. So. Hazelnuts. They are not… Continue reading CtBF Paris Paris

Chocolate and dried cherry fougasse

When we made a more traditional savory fougasse a few years ago, really enjoyed it. This version has been at the back of my mind since I opened the cookbook. I enjoy baking bread, so I thought it would be a fun challenge. Like David, I love dried cherries. Chocolate of course, is nice. I… Continue reading Chocolate and dried cherry fougasse

CtBF – Salted Butter Caramel Chocolate Mousse

Anyone who knows me, or follows my blog, knows that IĀ sometimes don’t always read things thoroughly before I start (back in the day, I would fly into a city to do a 1st site visit without having the address – this before smartphones and GPS – just pick up a map at the rental car… Continue reading CtBF – Salted Butter Caramel Chocolate Mousse

ffwd – Happy Birthday Dorie! World Peace Cookies

I have been wanting to make these cookies for a very long time, but just haven’tĀ gotten there. So, for Dorie’s birthday, as I thought about what recipe to make as a treat for her celebration, I thought about these cookies. Cookies, as opposed to other treats, seem to be a good fit, since Dorie bakes… Continue reading ffwd – Happy Birthday Dorie! World Peace Cookies

ffwd – top-secret chocolate mousse

I’ve been waiting to make this recipe since getting the book Around My French Table. I’ve even been a bit surprised that we haven’t tackled it before. But it was a good choice for a busy week, particularly when I was going to have people over for dinner. I have to say, this wasn’t my… Continue reading ffwd – top-secret chocolate mousse

TWD – Chocolate Truffle Tartlets

I’ve been making a bittersweet chocolate tart for years – my go-to extreme chocolate dessert. Never fails, deceptively simple, and always a hit. Very similar, it has a chocolate cookie crust, and a bitterswet truffle filling. Finished off with a decorative sprinkle of cocoa. This recipe is a bit different – and more complicated. Similar… Continue reading TWD – Chocolate Truffle Tartlets