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 […]

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 Spelt Pound Cake

apple spelt pound cake / Patty's Food

I’m a happy camper this year as I have more apples on my trees than ever before, enough for me and whatever animals are feasting on them at night.  I feel like laying out a blanket and a picnic hamper, maybe some tooth picks or a few after dinner mints?  The apples are tart and […]

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”.  […]

Ginger Macadamia Nut Pound Cake

I served this ginger macadamia nut pound cake with the pineapple sorbet from my last post and don’t get me wrong, they were good together, ask my husband Scott.  But I would serve slices of this mildly spicy and delicate crumbed cake with afternoon tea or coffee any day of the week in a heart […]