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 […]

energy granola bars from baking chez moi

fruits and nuts granola bars / Patty's Food

Have I ever mentioned that I like dried fruits and nuts in my granola?  Well, sometimes I do, like this time when they are in my granola bars.  These homemade bars are so much “better than any store bought variety” and they even have, what I think comes from being a French inspired granola bar, […]

The Rugelach that won over France from Baking Chez Moi

The Rugelach that won over France/ Patty's Food

My latest Tuesdays with Dorie Baking project is a delicious rugelach filled with shredded coconut, toasted pecans, bittersweet chocolate chips and plump dried cherries sprinkled over cinnamon sugar and melted butter spread on a tender cream cheese dough.  After reading the recipe from Baking Chez Moi,  I immediately decided to double the recipe.  I’m glad […]

Cranberry Crackle Tart from Baking Chez Moi

Cranberry Crackle Tart / Patty's Food

I started my holiday baking with a cranberry crackle tart from Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan.  Not a single doubt in my mind that Dorie’s sweet and tart dessert creation is a keeper.  Looking for a not so overly rich dessert to end a heavy meal like Thanksgiving?  This could be the one.  Looking […]

Palets de Dames, Lille Style from Baking Chez Moi

Palets de Dames / Patty's Food

I’m thinking…Cookies, iced cookies and especially French inspired cookies which I find to be some of the the very best kinds of cookies on the planet.  Welcome to the start of my latest project..joining in with the online baking group Tuesdays with Dorie.  We will be baking through the entire brand spanking new Baking Chez Moi..the latest […]

Strawberry Almond Cream Tart

Strawberry Almond Cream Tart / Patty's Food

  I could make a Strawberry Almond Cream Tart every week during strawberry season-that’s how much I like this recipe from Cooking Light’s Way to Bake cook book.  Score-I love it when I find a favorite recipe!  This strawberry tart with a graham cracker crust has it all going on-it’s fresh, fruity, light and sweet […]

Walnut-Fudge Upside Down Tart with a ~Giveaway~ Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Stand Mixer and Softcrape Hand Mixer

Walnut-Fudge Upside Down Tart / Patty's Food

  Oh Happy Day!   Today is the day I’m offering one lucky reader an easier way to make my Walnut-Fudge Upside Down Tart.  It is my pleasure to host a Giveaway from Hamilton Beach for both a SoftScrape 6 Speed Mixer with Case and a 6 Speed Stand Mixer.   The generous folks at Hamilton Beach […]