This week’s challenge is “sweet.” Oh dear, talk about a paradox of plenty! I have so many photos of sweet things, how could I pick?!
Rather than pulling from old photos–because where would I start?–I decided to find something new. Conveniently, on Thursday I decided to treat myself to a pastry from Chanson (in the Flatiron District).
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This week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge from Dutch Goes the Photo is “delicious.” As a trained pastry chef, I really wanted to bake up something special and photograph it. But as a PhD student and adjunct professor who is starting term next week, I knew that was a bad plan.
So I decided to incorporate this challenge into my dinner run.
I don’t often go to Eataly–and I’ve never been to the downtown one–so I thought I’d treat myself on my last weekend of freedom and get dinner there. Continue reading “Delicious: TPC” →
Another catch up post here: remember when I wrote about the first cherries of summer? Well this is what I ended up making with them.
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There is little that is more satisfying than having a project come out right. And it’s even more satisfying when you can eat the results!
I was having some friends over for dinner and I decided I had to make coconut sorbet. I’d had some out and I’ve been wanted to use my ice cream maker; sorbet is easier to make than ice cream (no custard) so it seemed like a good opportunity. It was, and the coconut sorbet was amazing! Although I had a little issue with the coconut fat solidifying too early in the ice cream maker. It clumped up so the texture of the sorbet was still perfect, but I don’t think that should have happened. (I used organic canned coconut milk–perhaps non-organic has emulsifier in it…)
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I baked for my first time in my new kitchen a couple of weeks ago. It’s always hard getting used to a new kitchen, especially a tiny one. That’s why I decided to make something simple. I had heavy cream that was going to go bad, so that meant scones!
Continue reading “Pear and White Chocolate Scones with Recipe” →