3rd Adaptation: Raspberry Almond Tea Cakes

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”

40th Recipe: Not Your Grandmother’s Buche de Noel

The traditional Buche de Noel is made to represent a log…remember ? (Recipe # 31) . This one is meant to bring it into the 21st century. This Christmas dessert is a mousse rather than a jelly roll cake. Here’s the picture from the book…. Gorgeous, uh ? There’s a thin chocolate cake on theContinue reading “40th Recipe: Not Your Grandmother’s Buche de Noel”

37th Recipe: Pe`tanque

Petanque is a game much like bocce ball. Obviously played in France. To quote the recipe book…”This is the most time-consuming dessert to make in this book.” That certainly turned out to be true!! There are so many components in this dessert. Hazelnut cake, A hand-made chocolate box, hazelnut-almond praline, praline pastry cream, chocolate “gravel”(theContinue reading “37th Recipe: Pe`tanque”

36th Recipe: Chocolate Pandemonium

This recipe was all about the Chocolate !!! There was chocolate meringue straws, layers of chocolate ganache, and a trio of chocolate mousse…white, milk and dark chocolate. Here’s the picture…. Another special mold was needed for this. Since the recipe made enough for two of these, I chose not to buy 2 molds, but instead,Continue reading “36th Recipe: Chocolate Pandemonium”