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 […]

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, […]

Strawberry Lemon Lime Bars

Strawberry Lemon Lime Bars / Patty's Food

Jammy slices of strawberries nestled into a lemon lime filling supported by an oat-y flavored shortbread crust were a couple of good reasons why I thought it was okay to mess with one of my favorites- Classic Lemon Bars.  Plus the strawberries look pretty- all jammy on top of the lemon lime filling.  The strawberries and lemons came […]

Cherry Almond Bars

Cherry Almond Bars / Patty's Food

  It looks like I’m baking my way through the entire Spring section of Rustic Fruit Desserts by Cory Schreiber and Julie Richardson.  How did that happen?  I’m not exactly sure because it was definitely not something I planned on doing.  This is one of those baking projects that just took on a life of […]

Classic Lemon Bars

Classic Lemon Bars / Patty's Food

January is not only the month of healthy eating but also the month for baking lemon bars and the month that decides which teams go to the Super Bowl.  Much like my classic lemon bars, the SF 49ers played and won what will become a classic game against Atlanta that earned them a spot in […]

Chocolate-Drizzled Caramel-Hazelnut Bars

Chocolate-Drizzled Caramel-Hazelnut Bars / Patty's Food

Starting with a pressed in buttery shortbread crust these chocolate-drizzled caramel-hazelnut bars are then covered with a rich topping of hazelnuts, caramel and just enough bittersweet chocolate drizzle to edge them into the bite of chocolate category.  Although it’s best to lightly drizzle on the chocolate so as not to cover up too much of […]

Chocolate Sablé Brownies for French Fridays

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The crumbly nature of the dough for these cookies, inspired by both Pierre Hermé and Dorie Greenspan, left me thinking about another way, besides the traditional rolled, sliced and baked method, to form these cookies.  I decided to press the dough into a baking sheet, bake and cut the sablés into squares.  I picked up […]

Meyer Lemon Bar Cookies with Rosemary

In the spirit of baking light and healthier in January here is a reduced fat recipe for lemon bars that is so good you won’t miss the extra calories.  I adapted this lemon bar recipe from another new to me ‘lightened up’ cook book America’s Test Kitchen Light & Healthy 2012,  I added finely chopped […]

Blueberry Tarragon Crumble Bar Cookies

I’ve grown French tarragon for years, it’s easy to grow, thrives on neglect and is always good chopped on green beans which I make a steady diet of in the summertime.  I also have a recipe for tarragon cookies which I could easily be persuaded to share.   Recently I’ve been branching out with my […]

Fresh Fig Bars with Bittersweet Chocolate Chunks and Brandy

Several years ago at a restaurant in Boston my husband Scott and I shared a fresh fig and bittersweet chocolate tart. The memory of it and the desire to use fresh figs and chocolate together in a pastry has been with me during every fig season since that time. Being that it is that time […]