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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 !

34th Recipe: Jerez

The author explains that the name “Jerez” represents a region in Spain that is known for their sherry. Sherry wine has a pretty broad taste spectrum. There are dry, sweet, and nutty varieties. I used a cream sherry; dry and sweet. Here is the picture in the book…. That’s caramelized pine nuts you see, surroundingContinue reading “34th Recipe: Jerez”