Classic White Bread Recipe

Classic White Bread Recipe

April 27th, 2010 | Category: Bread


I always feel like I've accomplished something grand when I bake bread. I really don't know why. Considering some of the recipes I've tackled in the past, it certainly doesn't rank high on the difficulty scale. For instance, nothing would compare to these croissants. You don't need to break the recipe down to multiple days as I did with this chocolate cake. Juicing a stubborn fruit isn't ...

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The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

April 27th, 2010 | Category: Food, Photo Blog


Soon at Cafe Fernando...

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The Lazy Monday Morning Breakfast Galette

The Lazy Monday Morning Breakfast Galette

April 23rd, 2010 | Category: Breakfast and Brunch, Tarts and Pies


You know what the best part about working from home is? It used to happen to me all the time. Right after Sunday dinner. The last couple of hours before you go to bed. They suddenly become the most precious hours of the day and are usually spent on deciding what to do. Should I curl up with that book I never seem to find time for or ...

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Pistachio Eclairs

Pistachio Eclairs

April 13th, 2010 | Category: Chocolate, Dessert


I have some very good news. Cafe Fernando was named the "Best Culinary Travel Blog" at Saveur's 1st Annual Food Blog Awards! Many thanks to Saveur for nominating and YOU for voting. Congratulations to all the other winners - it is an honor to be in such great company. This calls for a celebration and the best way I know how is to bake something fantastic. What makes these ...

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Cafe Fernando Turns 4

Cafe Fernando Turns 4

April 02nd, 2010 | Category: Chocolate, Memoir/Meme/Misc., Pastry


Today, Cafe Fernando turns four. I remember the day I decided on a name, bought a hosting plan, found a simple Wordpress theme and published my first post, titled "Hello World!" like yesterday. So many great things have happened since then. Things that I couldn't have ever imagined four years ago today. One day I receive an e-mail from a food writer in San Francisco asking for travel advice, ...

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