coffee religieuses

coffee religieuses

traditionally, religieuses are filled with crème pâtissière (pastry cream) and dipped in chocolate ganache. the chocolate coating is thought to resemble a nun's habit, hence the name religieuse, which means nun in french. these look more like a courtesan au chocolat — a fictional pastry from mendl's bakery in wes anderson's the grand budapest hotel [...]

november + a chocolate espresso cake

november + a chocolate espresso cake

i think i have mild synesthesia. synesthesia is a condition where the brain joins letters, names, and shapes with a sensory perception like color, smell, or flavor. for me, it typically surfaces in the form of color - for example, 'monday' is light blue and the name 'mary' is red. sometimes it's influenced by personality, etc., and sometimes it's completely [...]

overnight oats

overnight oats

      i make these for my dad to eat as fuel before his weekly eighty mile bike rides (he's crazy). the jars are easy to grab in the morning, very customizable, and packed with carbs and protein to ensure long-lasting energy. oatmeal is perfect for athletes, but i think it should be a staple in [...]

deep dark chocolate truffle cake

deep dark chocolate truffle cake

makes one six-inch cake, eight servings My mom bought a huge bag of assorted Lindor truffles. Some are filled with white chocolate, some contain a rich peanut butter mousse, and some (my personal favorite) are wrapped in shiny black foil, with an extra dark chocolate shell enrobing a smooth dark chocolate center. This cake encapsulates the truffle's bittersweet richness, and [...]

a week of citrus

a week of citrus

Have you ever had a chocolate covered orange? Back when my family hung up stockings (thank you so much to my parents for not depriving my brother and me of the joy of waking up to a stocking even though we're J E W I S H), I'd always find a big, round, shiny foil-wrapped [...]