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Weekend baking: Pierre Hermé's chocolate shortbread

A little bit of Alsace for you here, via Pierre Hermé and the Guardian. A really simple, really chocolately biscuit that takes minutes to prep and minutes to bake (though you do need to chill the dough for a few hours). 389 more words

Quick And Easy Recipes

Sacher Torte

The story of the Sacher Torte takes place in Vienna in the early eighteen hundreds. Prince Metternich was preparing for an exceptionally important visit and ordered a fitting dessert. 588 more words


During a 27-minute layover in Paris once I was preoccupied with thoughts of my up-coming birthday and how to entertain my guests. I felt a little fatigued and couldn’t wait to get home. 332 more words

The Most Extraordinary French Lemon Cream Tart

A long time fan of ispahan and admirer of French pastries, I had to take advantage of being in Paris a few months ago and try one of Pierre Hermé’s famous ispahan macarons! 900 more words


Markets and Macarons

During my Christmas trip to Paris, we stayed in a super quaint Air B&B in the Latin Quarter. Lucky for us, there was a small cobbled street lined with markets and cafes within walking distance. 269 more words


On Boxing Day, Oysters, Champagne, and a Brush With a Star

Paris, December 26, 2016

THE best kind of holiday mornings are those where you sleep in, disappear under the sheets, and proclaim to the sun, “You aren’t going to wake me up, even if my alarm isn’t.” Our morning dawdled, fitting for one still gripped with jet lag, and the other who hardly caught deep, meaningful winks of sleep the entire week on account of the mad hours passed at the pastry shop over a Yuletide season of endless customers seeking good eats and and even better sweets. 797 more words

Paris Journal

Surprising Baking Tips from Dorie Greenspan

Dorie Greenspan doesn’t know why people tell her that baking is difficult. After all, she already created the recipe. “I did the work,” she laughs, “Just follow the recipe.” Greenspan has created 300 cookie recipes and they are in her new book “Dorie’s Cookies.” 343 more words