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Halloween apple and pear mummy treats

Ever since Halloween cooking craze started, I’ve been seeing a lot of mummy themed foods, usually hot dogs wrapped in mummy-like pastry. Well, I wanted to wrap puff pastry around something other than a hot dog, so I thought why not make mummy apples and pears? Eating apple and pear mummy treats is like eating […] Read More

Once upon a time, the pumpkin pie got infested with little chocolate bugs, spiders, and worms. Some of these creatures have eyes and are staring right back at you from the tart.  But, thankfully, there are three magic wizard hats (with cinnamon apple filling) to save the harvest.  It’s a battle: the bugs have managed […] Read More

Plum and apple tart on puff pastry

This is that puff pastry dessert I was talking about earlier this week, when I got carried away baking puff pastry goodies for Weekend Cook and Tell Event at SeriousEats.com. Just like anything with puff pastry, this recipe is very easy: just peel, slice, assemble and bake. Plum and apple tart that you see on […] Read More

Chocolate bundt cake

I’ve been looking for a perfect chocolate cake recipe for a long time, and when I found this one on Epicurious.com with over 1,000 rave reviews, I had a strong suspicion that my search was over!   I wasn’t disappointed, and you won’t be either, if you try this recipe.  I used it to make […] Read More

Berry bundt cake with lemon glaze

I discovered this triple berry buttermilk bundt cake recipe on one of my most favorite food blogs, Smitten Kitchen.  When Deb published that blog post, I found myself coming back to her site even more often, just to look at her pictures of this bundt cake full of blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries, and not being […] Read More

Petite plum tarts (tartlets)

I want to warn you right away – this is a very rich dessert! Not surprisingly why – goat cheese whipped together with heavy cream and sugar! I think plums are way overlooked and underused as ingredient.  So, to rectify this situation, I made a plum tart dessert.  I love plums as a fruit that’s […] Read More

Cherry pie bars

This is just a simple pie, but there are a lot of memories attached to it.  When my twin sister and I were little, we would spend every summer vacation at our grandparents’ house, away from the city noise.  The house had a wonderful garden with lots of fruit trees: apples, cherries, and many kinds […] Read More

This bread pudding recipe is a favorite in my family.   It is a little more sophisticated version of a regular bread pudding, and what makes it so is adding white chocolate to the bread pudding and Creme de Cacao liqueur to the cream sauce. White chocolate bread pudding with cream sauce – made with […] Read More

How to make tart crust for 6 tartlets

How to make sweet tart crust dough, recipe, for 6 small tartlets

This is a basic sweet tart dough recipe, adapted from the cover for the tartlet molds I purchased at Williams-Sonoma. It makes a great flaky sweet crust for 6 small tartlets, which are 3 inches diameter each. It’s a great way to make individual fruit desserts or small savory appetizers. This recipe will also work […] Read More

I’ve been making a lot of tarts lately (both sweet and savory), and wanted to share the basic recipe to make a slightly sweet and very flaky tart crust from scratch that can serve as a base for various fruit tarts and tartlets. This tart dough recipe produces an amazingly flaky and light crust, so […] Read More

Blueberry Tart

If you want to bake a blueberry dessert that is all about fresh berries and pure blueberry flavor – this is the right recipe to use!  Nothing in this recipe interferes with the flavor of blueberries, and the tart shell is perfectly crumbly, sweetened appropriately as to not overwhelm the berries.   Whenever I bake […] Read More