Tiramisu

Everyone loves Tiramisu! I have never met anyone who doesn’t. Adults love the sophisticated mixture of cream and coffee. Kids love their first opportunity to consume some booze. What can go wrong? Tiramisu is not hard to make, you don’t even need to bake. However, I strongly discourage using white sponge cake or pre-made “Tiramisu filling” that is sold in grocery stores. That is not Tiramisu, that is closer to a trifle. The one thing you should be careful with is blending the egg yolks into the mascarpone mixture. I let my KitchenAid do it as I was kneading some baguette dough the other night, and my egg whites turned back to liquid! However, I found a way to bake that into an incredibly delicious “mascarpone cheesecake”! Stay tuned for the brand new recipe soon!

Sachertorte

I have been obsessed with the idea of hosting a giant High Tea since I returned from London, and today is finally the day! It may threaten to rain, so we will sip our tea inside, but 16 lovely friends are coming over in just a few hours. Somehow, I managed to get all my…

Pecan Pie with Lemon Zest and Secret Chocolate Layer

I have been making this pecan pie for a decade and it doesn’t get old! This time around, I decided to add a layer of chocolate underneath the filling. In New Orleans, I tasted some pecan pralines dipped in chocolate. That is where the idea came from. I spent 15 minutes diligently placing pecans around…