Chicken Pot Pie...A simple lunch can easily be turned into something quite elegant. Just top it with homemade puff pastry. Now that is lunch.
The traditional French cake at Epiphany : a buttery, flaky pastry filled with frangipane. My twist on it : pistachios and cherries!
Chocolate Strawberry Turnover
I learned how authentic cannoli are made, from shells from scratch to the filling. Recipe and photos document the process.
Braised oxtail puff pastries, with braising liquid reduction sauce. The start of a budget themed Christmas feast. Also, details of our latest giveaway.
Banana and Chocolate Mascarpone Crepes
Four-Spice Palmiers - Twist on a classic French pastry makes it sugar and spice and everything nice
The Tuscan donuts with the cream. Recipe in Italian.
Tarte Tatin: A très délicieux combination of butter, sugar, apples and pastry
[recipe] Proscuitto and parmesan stuffed gougeres - great for snacks, appetizers, parties. Easy, too!
Fennel, Onion & Goats Cheese Tart
Coconutty: Frank Stitts's amazing 7-layer coconut cake recipe.
Chocolate Olive Oil Madeleines
little onion tarts. 10 tips for frugal entertaining
Puff Pastry Cheese Straws...made with a "quick" version of puff pastry.
Vanilla Bean Eclairs
Have over-ripe bananas sitting in the counter and bored of preparing the same old banana bread once again? Then try this rich and moist cake.
French King Cake - Galette des Rois hides a figurine in its frangipane filling. Easy to make with frozen puff pastry.
Chocolate strawberry turnovers.
Chanterelle and Gruyere Tart
Walnut baklava, a crispy, syrup-soaked pastry.
Michel Richard's "Egg Pastry"...or Apricot pastry. Incredible breakfast pastry, includes the homemade puff pastry.
Pierre Hermé's Macarons & Laduree's
This exquisite Galette des Rois filled with sweet almond paste is easy to make, just in time for Epiphany!
Jalapeno Poppers in Puff Pastry Blanket
Matcha Castella - Originated from Portugal, this oil free, moist sponge cake is
really the signature specialty of Nagasaki, Japan.
Summer Berry Tart, a delicious way to start 2010!
My not-so-pretty first attempt at making macarons (what not to do).
Recipe for Krapfen and graffe. In Italian.
Delicate, light, and boozy - baba au rhum, my favorite holiday and winter dessert.
A simple recipe for Chinese Egg Tarts using frozen puff pastry
Roasted Tomato & Goat Cheese Tart [recipe]
Caramelized Onion & Fennel Spinach Salad on Puff Pastry Base. This is a beautiful, light salad that looks fancy but isn't!