Chocolate Almond Tart with Fleur De Sel

Chocolate Almond Tart with Fleur De Sel

Chocolate Almond Tart with Fleur De Sel

This Friday I am flying down to Orlando, FL to run a Disney 10 mile race with my old buddy and good friend, Rae.  I have been training since June 1st, and I feel ready.  The last time I ran this race was 2 years ago.  It was a very eventful run.  It started off well and I felt good, but by mile 7 until the very end I was fighting off severe nausea.   I finished though, and I ran the entire way.  The following day we celebrated by riding rollercoasters and drinking wine.  When I returned home from that trip I found out that I was pregnant with Wesley.  Oops. Continue reading →

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Moravske Kolace- A Daring Baker’s Challenge

 

Moravske Kolace

Moravske Kolace

I was issued a baking challenge through this awesome, secret club I am apart of.  The club is called the Daring Bakers.  The challenge this month is Moravske Kolace.  It is a yummy enriched dough filled with a sweetened quark filling and topped with plum jam and cinnamon crumble.  It is easy to make, and goes so nicely with a hot cup of coffee.  Thank you Lucie for introducing me to this traditional Czech sweet treat!  You can check out Lucie blog, Chez Lucie, here. Continue reading →

A Sad Palmier Is Still A Tasty Palmier

 I attempted the beloved French pastry classic, Palmiers, this week.   I was in it to win it from the beginning, but alas, they just didn’t form the way they should have. 

Palmiers?

Palmiers?

  Truth be told, I have been going back and forth on whether I should post my failures on this blog.  You see, my 20th high school reunion is coming up in a few weeks.  Stop calculating my age in your head…  I am 38.  Anyway, I share my blog posts on Facebook, so most of my old high school friends get to view my baking creations.  Do you see where I am going with this?  That means they’ll see my disastrous Palmiers, they won’t be able to stop thinking about it,  and I will be the laughing stock of the whole school!  Continue reading →

Sugar Plum Tart With Puff Pastry

Sugar Plum Tart With Puff Pastry

Sugar Plum Tart With Puff Pastry

 Hi!  I have not been on Project Pastry Love in a whole month.  I missed it terribly.  I missed baking terribly.  My life got in the way.  Can you believe that?!  I mean, really.  The nerve!   But I am feeling renewed these days, so let’s get this bitch going! Continue reading →