Plum Galette

Plum Galette

October 12th, 2011  | Category: Fruit, Tarts and Pies


Thank God I can bake. Because otherwise, after seeing what I saw, I would have just died. Since you're reading a food blog, you must have come across the Chez Panisse 40th anniversary photos. And since you're alive, you MUST know how to bake. Because otherwise, you couldn't have survived after seeing what I saw. More specifically, assuming you did see it, you must have baked this plum galette. ...

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Apricot Bars

Apricot Bars

September 07th, 2011  | Category: Cookies, Fruit, Tarts and Pies


If I had a dollar for every post I postponed posting... Well, that would make me a professional procrastinator and nothing else. Here's what usually happens: I get excited about a fruit or a vegetable, come across season's finest at the farmers market, decide on a recipe on my way home, cook/bake it, take photos and sit down to eat. By the time I'm ready to write about ...

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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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Apricot Cherry Galette

Apricot Cherry Galette

July 28th, 2008  | Category: Fruit, Tarts and Pies


With summer fruit at its best, there has never been a better time to bake all kinds of stone fruit encased in a buttery flaky dough. Although you can prepare a galette with any fruit you'd like, I highly recommend one of my favorite combinations: Apricot and cherry. Aside from the great color combination, they let out just the right amount of water, which means they need ...

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The Brioche Tart That Made Julia Child Cry

The Brioche Tart That Made Julia Child Cry

January 04th, 2008  | Category: Chocolate, Friends, Tarts and Pies


As I am writing this post, first snow of the year is hitting the streets of İstanbul. It was the only thing missing at our New Year's Eve dinner party. I baked two desserts for the occasion: "Chocolate and Chestnut Buche de Noel" and "The Brioche Tart that made Julia Child Cry" (recipe below). Can you believe that name? I didn't watch that specific episode, but apparently in ...

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