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 I 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't 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