Return of the Mac(arons): Green Tea and Strawberry Macs

After an early, leisurely stroll around the neighborhood this morning, I committed myself to the kitchen for most of the day because I wanted to see if I could repeat the Dessert Truck Works method of making macarons, but this time making green tea and strawberry. flavors.  I was so happy with the way the… Continue reading Return of the Mac(arons): Green Tea and Strawberry Macs

Macarons: Dessert Truck Works Method

Years and years ago, I took a macaron making class offered by Dessert Truck Works through Groupon (sadly, DTW is now closed).  I’m not sure why I deviated from the method they taught (I probably found it too fiddly — my new favorite word I have picked up from The Great British Bake Off), but… Continue reading Macarons: Dessert Truck Works Method

Macarons Revisited

Macarons.  Those colorful, round discs made of meringue and filled with some kind of buttercream or ganache or other…so pretty to look at, so delicious to stick in your mouth and chew, so difficult to get right the first time.  With so many techniques and what-to-do’s and what-not-to-do’s, should-I-age-my-egg-whites, should-I-let-them-rest-before-baking…It’s enough to drive the average… Continue reading Macarons Revisited

Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

I’ve been slowly but surely getting on the vegan/gluten-free bandwagon, and this is my latest foray into the world of vegan/gluten-free baking.  I made these cupcakes for my yoga teachers, whose one-year anniversary teaching at the studio where I practice was yesterday… I apologize for the poor quality of the image, but I promise, these… Continue reading Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes