Category Archives: Pastry

Baklava Success…Phyllo Fail.

Back in 2009, a friend and I were discussing my 1st Daring Bakers challenge hosting gig, trying to decide what I should challenge everyone with.  I was throwing out ideas, and like many first pitches in baseball, they were all over the place. Baklava was … Continue reading

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Zenyatta (yada yada) Crostata

SO, what if that actually was the title of the Police Album? Would the tracks be something like, ‘Don’t Stand to Close to Pie’ or ‘Driven to Pears’? Sorry, I couldn’t resist. I’m late for yet another challenge, although technically, I … Continue reading

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The Cats licked the Croquembouche

This entry is VERY late, three days late to be exact. Humidity turned caramelized sugar to croquembouche goo and well, I almost gave up.  I’m glad I didn’t, so better late than never (are you listening, BOT?). When I was … Continue reading

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Orange Tian – Pith-Free, and Strawberry Kiwi Tian

I don’t like orange marmalade. Apparently my fingers dislike it too because I continue to misspell ‘marmalade’ in this entry, and I’ve had to correct every spelling of it thus far. My aversion to marmalade started with one really bad experience, discussed … Continue reading

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Individual Beef Wellingtons

Where’s the Beef? It’s in the pastry! I love miniature versions of well known dishes, and these spinach, mushroom, roasted pepper and cheese filled individual Beef Wellingtons are one of my favorite takes on classic Beef Wellington. Anything Wellington or … Continue reading

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