La Cuisine Paris

Never make plans with a croissant, they are flaky. – from ReadBeach This croissant quote made me laugh, but it’s partly true! Delicious croissants are quite flaky and light. We hardly realize that they are “empty calories” because they are delightfully and delicately sweet. I had fun making authentic French croissants through La Cuisine ParisContinue reading “La Cuisine Paris”

Holy Hot Cross Buns

Before Easter, Deb @everything.sourdough posted photos of her Sourdough Hot Cross Buns on Instagram. She mentioned that they are “traditionally eaten on Good Friday”. This piqued my interest. So I decided to do a bit of online research about the history of hot cross buns. Not surprisingly, there were numerous and fascinating websites to exploreContinue reading “Holy Hot Cross Buns”

Chocolate Embossed Linzers

“If at first you don’t succeed — try, try again.” When I retired from my position as a middle school librarian, I was gifted with a beautiful OmaMarta handcrafted embossed rolling pin from Estonia. I was so excited to begin using it but had no idea that embossing pastry would be challenging. However, as anContinue reading “Chocolate Embossed Linzers”