My (Bitter)Sweet & Salty Muse: Walnut Shortbread Sandwich Cookies with Caramel Cream

Apparently I’ve been living under a large rock for quite some time, because even throughout my many pastry “research” excursions in San Francisco, I had only recently become familiar with Yigit Pura and his magnificent pastry shop, Tout Sweet. I first sampled his fabulous French macarons and other creations at the SF Ferry Building Farmers’ Market, […]

Coconut Remix: Salted Sesame Caramel Macaroons

As I said last week, I wasn’t planning to bake for Passover this year because I wasn’t going to or hosting a Seder. But then Robicelli’s Tiramatzu came into my life, so I had to try a homemade version. So that was it, right? Well… There I was, minding my own business, when the new issue of […]

Jagged Little Thrill: Peanut Brittle with Vanilla Fleur de Sel

We are now a month into 2014, and I am still breathlessly trying to catch up from the holidays! In my mind, I fancy myself an organized, efficient, task-oriented, domestic goddess…. In reality, I am an inefficient, oft-frazzled, multi-tasking nightmare. At any given time, I am imagining a number of creative projects that I would […]