Chili-Chocolate Beet Cake with Creamy Goat Cheese Frosting

Chili Chocolate Beet Cake with Creamy Goat Cheese Frosting / Patty's Food

I had been holding on to a couple of bars of Lindt Dark Chili Chocolate, a bag of beets from the farmers market and the following recipe for chocolate beet cake for a week too long.  Tonight’s sleep over with my grandchildren- ‘The Littles’ (an affectionate name given by my daughter Katie to her sister […]

Rustic Mustard and Tapenade Batons for French Fridays With Dorie

Here is the next installment from my online cooking group, French Fridays With Dorie.  The group is happily cooking and baking their way through Dorie Greenspan’s book Around My French Table.  Except for a few Austin Power’s ‘Oh Behave’ moments, this is an easy and fast recipe that uses purchased frozen puff pastry.  The pastry […]

French Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake

Inspiration from ‘Flour’, a fun read for lovers of home baking, by Joanne Chang, the owner and pastry chef at Flour Bakery & Cafe in Boston.  It’s been a few years since I made a lemon poppy seed cake and my stash of Meyer lemons was calling out to me, “Use me in something good”.  […]