Monthly Archives: August 2008

Daring Bakers – Chocolate Ã©clairs

The end of the month means another Daring Bakers challenge. This month’s challenge is Pierre Hermé’s chocolate éclairs, éclairs filled with chocolate pastry cream and topped with a chocolate glaze. Even though I’ve made éclairs before (filled with lavender white … Continue reading

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Tehina shortbread rounds

I mentioned that I made tehina shortbread rounds in my last post. Making tehina shortbread has been on my to-do list for a long time now but I never really got round doing it. And I didn’t want to make … Continue reading

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Strawberry and lemon cream cheese tartlet

I think this is actually only the second time I used strawberries in dessert. The only other strawberry thing on my blog is strawberry mint soup with cantaloupe sorbet. I serve plain strawberries as dessert often but somehow never really … Continue reading

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A little something about me or: a meme marathon ;)

A few weeks ago Dorothy of Dessert Obsessed tagged me for the Six Random Things About Me meme. This reminded me of the other two meme’s I was tagged for earlier this year. Why haven’t I read any meme’s you … Continue reading

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Baklava with pistachio’s

Dhanggit of Dhanggit’s Kitchen is looking for Perfect Party Dishes to make for her daughters first birthday. I have the perfect dish for her. It’s the baklava that I made for my own birthday party. The good thing about is … Continue reading

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Got Milk? – the round-up

When I was getting ready to launch the Got Milk? event I was hoping for 10-12 entries. My expectations were greatly surpassed by the actual entries I got: 28 entries! Entries from all over the world. I loved reading all … Continue reading

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Psychedelic pinwheel cookies

These cookies are from Gerhard Jenne’s Wacky Cakes & Kooky Cookies and have been on my to-do list for forever. Gerhard calls them Bridget Riley cookies but I’ve looked at her work and I don’t think mine look like that … Continue reading

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