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…

Mango Jam with Cardamom and Saffron

I used up two of my giant pile of mangoes yesterday, but six more were sitting on my counter, threatening me with their ripeness. I love jam, in fact, now that I can bake a great baguette and figured out how to make my own butter, I occasionally survive for days on end on toasted…

Almond Pithiviers with Rum-Infused Prunes – with Puff Pastry Recipe

I have had a decade and a half long obsession with Almond Croissants. When I lived in New York, I ran from one French bakery to another surveying the croissants. La Bergamote in Chelsea have the best twice baked beauties! They have always been this mythical pastry that I could never quite make myself. I have…

Cannelés Bordelais

These delightful little pastries seem so simple! There is no filling, no topping, no glaze. However, they manage to have a deliciously chewy and crispy outside with a creamy center. How do you achieve that without a filling? Cannelés are Nico’s favorite treat so I spent a solid few weeks and 3-4 gallons of milk trying…

Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Molasses Crème Sauce

Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Molasses Crème Sauce Daria Souvorova 1 hour 30 minutes serves: 6-10 Last night, Nico and I hosted our New Orleans dinner. I loved this event. It allowed me to bring together my knowledge of French cuisine with a whole new set of flavors. Sometimes, the dishes for our dinners are…