Apricot Raspberry Tart with Blackberries and Pistachios ~Baking Chez Moi

Apricot Raspberry Tart / Patty's Food

Today I’m sharing photos of my apricot raspberry tart along with a few tales of my tart baking adventures.  I’m circling back with the Tuesdays with Dorie online baking group this week to join in with their assignment to bake a simple fruit tart from Baking Chez Moi. Apricot season is a short one, some […]

Summer Berry No-Bake Greek Yogurt Pie with a Granola Cashew Crust

Summer Berry No-Bake Greek Yogurt Pie with a Granola Cashew Crust / Patty's Food

Today I’m sharing a berry pie that you don’t have to turn on your oven to make.  That’s right, a no-bake dessert that can be made using your refrigerator which means no added heat from the oven to your already warm kitchen.  There is nothing like a heat wave the week before the 4th of […]

salted peanut shortbread from flavor flours

salted peanut shortbread #gluten-free/ Patty's Food

Alice Medrich’s latest award winning baking cookbook, Flavor Flours, has done more than capture my attention in the kitchen these past few months.  I have also been introduced to a whole new idea- baking with different flours, including a few I’d never even heard of, like Teff and Sorghum.  So, while I’ve been happily baking […]

Rhubarb Brown Butter Bars

Rhubarb Brown Butter Bars / Patty's Food

l love rhubarb.  My favorite way to eat it is either oven roasted or stewed with sugar and spices.  I love to eat stewed rhubarb in a little bowl with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.  I also like to try new recipes with rhubarb, like this one for rhubarb brown butter […]

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 […]

rhubarb ~ raspberry crisp

Rhubarb~Raspberry Crisp / Patty's Food

I made a new extremely generous friend in the produce aisle at Safeway yesterday.  I was looking everywhere for the fresh stalks of rhubarb and by the time I found them, a very nice man was already putting the last of the rhubarb, all 8 stalks, in his bag and when he saw my reaction-he […]

meyer lemon madeleines~baking chez moi~tuesdays with dorie~my pastry adventure continues

meyer lemon madeleines / patty's food

We love lemon madeleines chez nous and think they are one of the best teatime pastries.  They are good plain, with a lemon glaze and/ or sprinkled with powdered sugar.  I like them so much that I made the recipe twice this week, once for my grandchildren who are now the latest generation in our […]

grapefruit crémeux and palmiers ~ tuesdays with dorie

pink goo and palmiers / patty's food

This week’s baking assignment for my Tuesdays with Dorie  group is the Pink Grapefruit Tart from Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan but this week I struggled with the assignment and didn’t progress past making a grapefruit crémeux for the tart.  So, in place of a fully assembled tart I’m serving up a lovely coupé […]

marquise au chocolat ~baking chez moi~tuesdays with dorie

marquise au chocoate~baking chez moi / patty's food

Deep in the heart of Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan, straight from the fruit, creams, frozen desserts and candies section comes this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie’s assigned recipe for a generous frozen chocolate mousse cake.  I’m loving it’s regal sounding name of  ‘marquise au chocolat’…and believe me this bittersweet chocolate mousse calls to all chocolate lovers […]

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 […]