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Just a little bit about me and why I started this blog. I’m a middle-class, middle-aged (ok-maybe Late-aged!), mid-western retiree, and I can tell you why I’m doing this in just 2 words. Bucket List. Yep. I always wanted to learn to make exquisite little desserts to WOW my friends and family….so I better get at it before it’s too late !
I picked the recipe book “Modern French Pastry” by Cheryl Wakerhauser for 2 reasons. One, it’s only 41 recipes. Do-able (I hope). And Two, each recipe is rated by difficulty. Although the book is laid out by category chapters, such as Cakes, Tarts, etc…… I intend to do them in order of difficulty, starting from least difficult to most.
Each week I will try to recreate these recipes, starting with the picture from the book, of how it SHOULD look, following by one of how it turned out, along with comments from my tasters, any problems,and tips! Let’s start this journey !
Remember these ? They were one of the first recipes I tried. There was whipped ganache infused with tea, chocolate almond tart dough and candied orange peel. Not terribly difficult, but who really has that kind of time? These were fun to remake because I really made them easy and my hubby LOVED them. First….skipContinue reading “4th Adaptation: Earl grey Napoleons”
Remember these little gems? They were one of this first recipes I attempted. Not very hard…but I still thought I could improve on the time and effort level. Here’s how they originally looked like in the book, followed by the way they turned out the first time I made them….. Kind of Christmasy all onContinue reading “3rd Adaptation: Raspberry Almond Tea Cakes”
Again.. Blue cheese is not my friend. But if my husband had his way, he would make it a relative if he could ! So as a nod to those who loved these treats…(and want them again for Christmas), I redid this recipe to make it easier and prettier. Remember the way they looked? ….Continue reading “2nd Adaptation: Blue Cheese Truffles”