August 2010

Cornmeal Drop Biscuit Peach Cobbler

Cornmeal Drop Biscuit Peach Cobbler

Got ripe peaches? Plums? Make this super-yummy easy rustic cobbler and call me in the morning. (I bet you'll be eating it for breakfast!)

Recipe: Cornmeal Drop Biscuit Peach Cobbler...

Mini Cannelés

Mini Cannelés

The heat is on in Montréal to see who will be crowned baker of the city's best cannelés (or canelés), a delectable pastry with a mysterious past originally from Bordeaux France. My money is on Christelle with these gorgeous mini-cannelés. I just wish I could be there for the taste testing!

Recipe and story (in French): Cannelés de competition

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

Adriana bids a bittersweet farewell to Boston with these stellar cupcakes: "soft vanilla cupcakes, filled with pastry cream and topped with chocolate ganache".

Recipe and story: Boston cream pie cupcakes and farewells

Foolproof Vegan Pie Crust

Foolproof Vegan Pie Crust

The perfect crust for folks who have an abundance of fresh ripe seasonal fruit to gobble up, for folks who are intimidated by pastry, and for folks who don't do dairy or lard. Celine says: "the crust is my (and my mom’s) favorite crust, ever: foolproof, crispy, and delicious... it’s so easy too, simply press it down into the pie plate!"

Recipe: Foolproof Pie Crust

Classic Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Classic Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Simple can be sexy and these cupcakes are hot. As Natalie puts it: "Vanilla Cupcake & classic Chocolate Frosting. Nothing fancy, stuffed, dipped or topped. Just a simply delicious cupcake!"

Recipe: Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting