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Category Archives: Cookies

Sauce Béarnaise

Since I started my Escoffier project, I’ve been reacting with disbelief when Escoffier writes that a dish or sauce is simple. Yeah, right, I scoff. This is going to take … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Petits Gateaux (Small Cookies)

My sweet tooth got the better of me, and I skipped already from the foundational sauces straight to the back of the book, to the desserts. (I’ll be back to … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Zero to Cookies in 25 (minutes)

In 25 minutes from walking in the door after a long day in the trenches, you could be breathing in the heavenly chocolatey cookie smell of Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

Amaretti Toast

I am on a detective’s hunt for the exact flavor of a simple-looking yet decadent-tasting pastry I bought in a coffee shop recently.  Actually, I’m on a search for the ingredients in … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

Cookie Chemistry

“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dali I love a good quotation, and I especially appreciate the sardonic ones.  Perhaps because I’ve never thought of … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

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