Category Archives: Other Desserts

Happy Pi Day!

This year’s occurrence of the geeky new tradition, Pi Day, coincided with a rare snow day in the Northeastern U.S. and I had an unlikely opportunity to throw myself into a little baking to celebrate. Cherry Pi’s – As individual, … Continue reading

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Constructive Failures

This weekend presented me with a low-pressure opportunity to try some creative things that were new to me. Some were spectacular, visual failures, and others turned out relatively acceptable. I did learn a lot of things along the way, though, … Continue reading

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PB Pavlova

I hear it’s sacrilege, but that hasn’t stopped my oven before… Coming from a fluffernutter culture, meringue and peanut butter make an intriguing combination I’ve been having fun experimenting with. In this case, I went for a pavlova with a … Continue reading

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Chocolate Swiss Meringue Roses

Pssst – you can pipe Italian and Swiss meringue pretty much like piping butter cream… Pass it on I keep falling in love with meringues in new ways. I wanted to do something easy for a recent event, but be … Continue reading

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The Crown Cream Puffs

I love making cream puffs – they seem to have a great balance between the rich, custardy filling and the choux casing. Also, I believe I have an edge in the game: since I keep chickens, I tend to have extremely … Continue reading

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Heart-ier Palmiers

I wanted a pretty and snackable pastry that could show a little love for my guys. With only minor tweaking, the classic palmier, or elephant ear, can be coaxed into a heart shape and livened-up with raspberry jam. (Too much … Continue reading

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Viking Pie/Cake

On the occasion of a dear friend’s birthday, I got to have a lot of fun making something less traditional. She’s a huge scholar of Viking culture and a culinary anthropologist. One of her very favorite desserts is lemon meringue … Continue reading

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A Shortcake in Winter

I’m getting the Valentine’s bug here and have been taking the opportunity to indulge in all things heart-shaped and red. I wasn’t going to do a strawberry shortcake, but the spouse asked for it, and he almost never asks for … Continue reading

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Galette des Rois

I don’t think there needs to be much excuse to play with frangipane and pastry, but if it helps, French pastry shops this time of year turn out a special treat for Three Kings Day – the Galette des Rois … Continue reading

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Yummy Failure

The Best of Intentions I’ve discovered that it’s even tougher keeping on top of baking and blogging with an infant to care for than it was being a heavily pregnant zombie, even if I do have more energy again (Shhh!). … Continue reading

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