Limoncello Cupcakes~Tuesdays with Dorie~Baking Chez Moi

The little bursts of lemony Limoncello flavor in each bite are at the top of a long list of things I love about this cupcake recipe from Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan.  This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie baking group brings an over-the-top sweet treat to my blog.  I will say that this is one […]

brown butter vanilla bean weekend cake~baking chez moi

Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Weekend Cake from Baking Chez Moi / Patty's Food

After a second try using a loaf pan and an addition of  brown butter vanilla bean glaze, this simple brown butter vanilla bean weekend cake turned out to be a keeper recipe, just the way I imagined it would be.  The first time I tried this recipe it was a colossal disappointment and I’m guessing […]

Little Meyer Lemon Cakes

Little Meyer Lemon Cakes / Patty's Food

A belated Happy New Year to everyone!  January is the month for lists, lots and lots of lists to start planning in the new year.  I’m so busy this month but I’m happily planning a tea party for my granddaughter Gracie’s birthday coming up in February.  I’m thinking of a mother daughter tea with hats, […]

Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake and a cookbook Giveaway

Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake / Patty's Food

Yesterday we came home from 2 amazing weeks exploring Andalusia, Spain and I know I’ve been neglecting my blog but soon I will have some wonderful photos and recipes to share from our road trip adventure in the south of Spain.  What seems like months ago -before we left for vacation,  I prepared these fun […]

Brown Sugar Walnut Pound Cake

Brown Sugar Walnut Pound Cake / Patty's Food

  I love to bake with walnuts.  I think it comes from my formative years, growing up in a small tract home in Danville, California that was built on what was an old walnut orchard.  We had a huge walnut tree in our front yard and another one in the back.  I remember they were […]

Apple Cake Tartlets and My Trip to Germany, Part 1

Apple Cake Tartlets / Patty's Food

  What is it about a trip to Germany that beings out the apple cake in all of us?  I don’t know but on my first day in Heidelberg I was on the hunt for a good cup of coffee to help shake off the jet lag from the eleven hour non-stop flight from San […]

Italian Crumbly Cake and a few more thoughts about the #IFBC2013

Italian Crumbly Cake / Patty's Food

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the #IFBC (International Food Bloggers Conference) which I wrote about in my previous post.  I enjoyed the keynote speaker, Dorie Greenspan and spent a fun weekend in Seattle with the Doristas.  I also had the privilege of attending two photography sessions offered at the #IFBC conference by […]

Gâteau d’Alice (gâteau au chocolat amer)

Alice's Chocolate Cake / Patty's Food

Today I’m sharing a recipe for a very special bittersweet chocolate cake that was given to me by Alice, the daughter of family friends, while we were visiting them in France.  I’m sharing this recipe in French, just the way it was given to me..mostly because the cake will turn out very close to the […]

Blackberry Almond Buttermilk Cake

Blackberry Almond Buttermilk Cake / Patty's Food

I made 3 cakes with fruit yesterday morning and this blackberry almond buttermilk cake was hands down the winner.  Not that there was a contest or anything like that, it just worked out that this cake took the ‘cake’ for first prize in my mini morning bake-off.  This has been a crazy week for me, […]

Cherry Upside-down Cake

Cherry Upside Down Spelt Cake / Patty's Food

  Today is one of those coastal feeling days in the SF Bay Area.  A light breeze is gently pushing a few lingering clouds out of our skies.  The air smells fresh. If you own a blue and white striped tee shirt, it’s the kind of day you might wear it. We had a wonderful […]