Turn One Dessert into Two: Chocolate Cremeaux

Dessert. I don’t know if I even like ordering dessert at restaurants, but I’m fascinated by what chefs come up with at fancy restaurants. For instance: on the menu at The Bristol were items unfamiliar to me, so I made them. I made the first item: Basque Cake — delicious, but the name is deceiving…

Bread Worth Stealing from an Old Lady: Marble Rye

I was watching Seinfeld again… and I just couldn’t get marble rye out of my head (Episode #117: George’s parents took back the marble rye they brought to Susan’s parents’ house and George came up with a plan to replace it so Susan’s parents wouldn’t think even less of the Costanzas than they already did…

Beans are Better with Bacon

Yesterday I made fresh pasta. Awesome. It’s easy to make (3 cups of flour, 4 eggs gently mixed together with a fork to form a dough, rest for twenty minutes and then run it through a noodle cutter — my Kitchenaid pasta attachment is super fast). I let it dry on the rack… made some…