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 [...]

mocha soufflé roll with whipped cream and a ribbon of caramel (gluten-free!)

makes ten servingsIt's Passover! The absence of bread gives us an excuse to make this decadent dessert, adapted from The Jewish Holiday Kitchen. First comes an airy chocolate soufflé - don't be intimidated by the word 'soufflé,' it's incredibly easy! Then we make a quick batch of whipped cream and drizzle it in caramel sauce. Add a layer of [...]