Category Archives: Cakes

When life gives you lemons, make lemon sauce.

When life gives you lemons, make lemon sauce. Enjoy mini angel cakes with tangy lemon sauce! Continue reading

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’tis the season for Rhubarb Roulade!

Rhubarbs have been sort of a mystery to me for years. Until now, I’d never cooked with rhubarbs, nor had I actually eaten rhubarb before last summer (a wonderful strawberry-rhubarb pie), but by the time I realized how good they were, the season had ended.  Luckily, the … Continue reading

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Plating pretty: Individual Chocolate Key Lime Cakes

A friend of mine asked me to create a dessert for a six-course dinner he was serving. Since mine was the last of some very impressive (and somewhat heavy) dishes, I wanted to make something light and fruity. I chose … Continue reading

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Saint-Honoré

I watched a wonderful, French foodie movie for the second time recently, Haute Cuisine. It’s about President François Mitterrand’s personal chef, Danièle Mazet-Delpeuch, whom he hand-picked to create meals for himself and those closest to him. What a dream job. In … Continue reading

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Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake with Berries in Lavender Syrup and Honey Parfait

Charleston is famous for many things: its history, charming architecture, sweltering heat… but have you heard about the food? A special thanks to my friend for bringing me Classic Charleston Desserts. Thanks to this book, we can all enjoy some famous Southern … Continue reading

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Guinness Stout Chocolate Cake

It’s September and time to make a Birthday Cake! My friend, Lee, passed along this recipe from Epicurious for a not-too-sweet dark chocolate cake. The recipe makes a three layer 8″ round cake. If you make all three layers, your … Continue reading

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Lifesaver a.k.a. Raspberry Roulade

I visited my family in South Carolina recently. Anyone who has read my Carrot Cake post will already know that I didn’t go back for the food. I love my family, bless their hearts, but that inherited knack for “Southern … Continue reading

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Classic Tiramisù

Italian tiramisù (tirami sù) translates to “pick-me-up”, referring to the stimulating effects of the espresso soaked ladyfingers. Personally, I’m more interested in learning who came up with the name, “ladyfingers”. Tiramisù: 3 large eggs, separated 3/4 cups sugar 8 oz … Continue reading

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Coffee Chocolate (Dobos Torte) Rolls

I bought a new cookbook today called Petite Sweets, full of mini-desserts. The recipes are downsized versions of traditional desserts. They’re so gosh-darn cute! But are they good? Let’s try one and find out… This dessert roll is inspired by … Continue reading

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