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New love. Financiers. New love. Financiers.

Allow me to tell you about a new love in my life. They are called financiers. From Wikipedia, “A financier is a small French cake… The financier is a light, moist teacake, similar to sponge cake, and usually contains almond flour… The basis of the cake itself is beurre noisette (brown butter), egg whites… Financiers […]

Easy vanilla, banana, and cream birfday cake Easy vanilla, banana, and cream birfday cake

This cake is so old. It’s so old that if we had any leftovers they would have been covered with green fuzzy stuff by now. But luckily, there were no leftovers. I just got so busy with summer (Well, not really—it’s been mostly cloudy here this June.) and kids outta school… and swim lessons… and […]

Dirt cake, version 2.0 Dirt cake, version 2.0

I made dirt cake for the first time a few years ago when my son was 6 years old. I served it in beach buckets with shovels. It looked so real–—it was totally believable to be dirt–that my boy refused to try it even after he saw all of licking our fingers. This year the cake […]

Cosmic coco to the rescue Cosmic coco to the rescue

A few years ago, when I was trying to promote my (now defunct) personal chef business, I set up a table at my son’s day care center and offered brownies to those people who were interested to hear about it. Then a little girl passed by with her father and commented, ”these brownies look like […]

No frosting No frosting

I love&hate frosting. Yes, frosting is sweet, and some can even make it tasty. But after eating 1/2 a cupcake I feel the sugar rushing and gushing in my veins. And after eating 3/4 of a cupcake I feel a sugar intoxication going through my bones and my brains. (And I think about diabetes too…) […]

Chocolate hazelnut lil’ cake/giant cookie Chocolate hazelnut lil’ cake/giant cookie

I’m not sure whether this cake should be filed under “small cake” or “big cookie”. I’ve seen people complain (about a similar cake, on other sites) that it is actually a big cookie. Well, the title did claim it was, well, cake… I guess that led them to develop some, you know, expectations. However and […]

Orange yogurt cake and… too much SUGAR! Orange yogurt cake and… too much SUGAR!

Today I’m going to preach to you. But I’ll keep is short, OK? It’s about sugar. Wa-aaay too much sugar. I confess, I never understood what’s the point in eating sugar as is. It might be called a “glaze” or a “syrup” or… whatever, but the bottom line is: it is pure sugar that people […]

Doughnuts Doughnuts

I LooooooooooooooOoooooooooooOOooooo…ve doughnuts! How about you? My favorites are yeast doughnuts—nothing beats those! But, with a lack of time and/or frequent special occasions, I opt for quick ones, a.k.a drop doughnuts. The kind you can prepare in 15 minutes or so: 5-10 minutes for the batter and 10 minutes for frying all the batches. Now […]

The last summer cake The last summer cake

Last week I went grocery shopping. (How exciting is that?) I stopped by the plastic bags dispenser and grabbed two handful of bags, anticipating to fill up my cart with a bounty of fruits. To my surprise, there were no peaches, no nectarines, no plums, no pluots, no… no summer fruits in sight—No summer fruits! […]

Mint ice cream and the search for inspiration Mint ice cream and the search for inspiration

In my previous post, an interview with Shauna, Gluten-free girl, I asked her where does she find her food inspiration, because they seem to be making all kinds of cool foods over there at her place… It makes me feel like such a bore. Shauna replied with a few names of people she knows and […]