Bellwether Hard Cider No. 4, place setting, roasted kabocha ginger soup Even though the build-up to Christmas seemed long to me, at least, the holiday itself breezed by quickly. Since my family and I pretty much went all out on Thanksgiving, we scaled down a little bit this time around but it was still a food-filled yet peaceful evening together. We started out with homemade roasted kabocha soup that’s pureed with ginger and carrots. Velvety, vegetally sweet and the ginger’s spiciness does give it a lovely break from that said sweetness. The plus was it’s easy to make.
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The cheesecake set in my Nordic Ware Pro Form 9 inch Leak-Proof Springform Pan Cheesecake. I’ve baked, chilled and eaten so many different variations and interpretations in my life that I think I’m coming close to becoming jaded. Nevertheless, my family has a strange obsession for this dessert and requested it for Easter. In recent past I have baked Pierre Hermé Pastries’ Cheesecake Mosaïc and it was a hit. Frankly, I never really loved cheesecake until I baked that recipe. The intense pistachio flavor and the sharp poached sour cherries to brighten up the dessert. Most importantly, I don’t have..
Pierre Hermé Pastries Pierre Hermé Pastries by Pierre Hermé, published by Stewart, Tabori and Chang. Is probably the most talked about dessert cookbook of 2012 after reading through a number of tweets from the food community. Inside the book There is substance behind this hype. This 288-page book is one of my favorite dessert cookbooks I’ve gotten my hands on as of recent. Pierre Hermé fanatics (like me) and home bakers who want to get a taste of Hermé’s genius or want to get a vivid reminder of eating his divine pastries from his boutiques in Paris, London or Tokyo,..
Around the beginning of November, my mom told me one morning that she wanted me to bake desserts for Thanksgiving. This wasn’t news to me since I’ve been baking desserts for my family over a decade. She requested a cheesecake (again, nothing new) and she wanted to indulge herself with a key lime pie. I rolled my eyes and said, “Sure. Just get me some ingredients that we don’t have in the house. I have the chocolate for the cheesecake.” She replied, “Chocolate? For the cheesecake?” I said, “Yes, I want to change things up. I’m tired of making the..