Tag Archives: Baking for Two

Tuesdays with Dorie: Palets de Dames Lille Style

Palets de Dames Lille Style

I am officially stepping out of my comfort zone.

I love cooking and I am confident in the skills I have built since I was a college junior with an actual kitchen. A baker? Not so much. There are plenty of exhibits I can pull out for your reference, worthy of the #PinterestFail label.  Some of them have even made it to the blog.

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Mallorca Bread Pudding

Mallorca Bread Pudding

When I visited En Boga Gastrobar for Puerto Rico Restaurant Week, one of their featured desserts was a bread pudding made with mallorcas (ensaimadas) – a sweet enriched bread.  I didn’t get to try it but my sister did and gave it rave reviews.  It became an item in my  unofficial to-cook list until last Sunday.  I made a stop on a whim on my way back from the farmers market to our friendly neighborhood panadería, Moncho Pan.  They bake the largest mallorcas I had ever seen.  It’s impossible for these pastries not to catch your eye – they are right by the register and they are just so big when compared to the other mallorcas in the area. Read More…

Saints Playoffs 2012 Cookies and New Orleans Recipe Roundup

I could not help myself.  Geaux Saints!

Fleur de Lis Shaped Sugar Cookies

For the holidays, I made four batches of Dorie Greenspan’s sugar cookies (Grandma’s All-Occasion Sugar Cookies), and froze a couple of rolled sheets for whenever I felt like enjoying a few.  I got a fleur-de-lis cutter at Sur La Table while on vacation in Miami and was itching to  use it.  What better time to enjoy some saintsational cookies than today before kick-off? Read More…

Baking for Two – Banana Honey Bread

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Recipe adapted from Food.com

I have to admit that the plethora of beautiful cakes and baked goods my fellow food bloggers churn out day after day intimidates me.  For one, working full time makes me focus my time in the kitchen during weekdays on easy meals, leaving no time for baking.  My husband isn’t a big fan of sweets, so most of the things I bake either go to the office with me or find their way to my thighs and mid-section.   Read More…

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