Passion Fruit, Mango and Chocolate Cake

Passion Fruit, Mango and Chocolate Cake

January 29th, 2010 | Category: Cakes, Chocolate, Friends


This cake was inspired by so many things, I don't know where to start. Actually, I do. Paris. Denise Acabo's shop, A l'Etoile d'Or. Mr Genin's caramels lined up on the white marble counter top. Mango and passion fruit caramels, to be specific. New Year's Eve dinner party at my friends' house has been a tradition for over 10 years and I've been baking cakes for the occasion for ...

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2010 New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

2010 New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

January 22nd, 2010 | Category: Friends, Memoir/Meme/Misc.


A 22-pound butterball turkey, a tray full of dolmas, another tray full of artichokes in olive oil, stuffing, rice with roasted almonds, thinly sliced carrots cooked in turkey stock and sweetened with maple syrup, three large mixed salads with pomegranate seeds, another very exciting layered salad with shrimps, beets and avocado and crown roast of lamb stuffed with green beans and Brussels sprouts for those who prefer ...

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Caramel Beurre Sale Sandwich Cookies

Caramel Beurre Sale Sandwich Cookies

January 07th, 2010 | Category: Chocolate, Cookies


The only downside - and I assure you, there is only one downside - of buying a jar of Henri Le Roux's famous caramel spread "Le Caramelier" is the fast-approaching expiration date. The jar I brought back from Denise Acabo's shop A l'Etoile d'Or had an expiration date of 19/12/09 written on it, which meant that I only had two weeks to finish it. And believe me, that's ...

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