Category Archives: Pastry

The Big Apple Caramel Cinnamon Roll

The Big Apple Caramel Cinnamon Roll

“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”

― George Eliot (Letter to Miss Eliot, Oct. 1, 1841]” 

Éclairs, A love letter.

Éclairs, A love letter.

The moments I cherish most in life are those seemingly insignificant ones that catch your breath, and suddenly your achingly aware that your life is about to change. Forever. This is precisely what happened when I was introduced to my Beloved of over 11 years at a fundraising event. It went a little something like this:

Frangipane (Almond Cream)

Frangipane (Almond Cream)

Frangipane, also know as frangipani in Italian and crème frangipane in French, is as rich and velvety as it sounds. It is an almond pastry cream that is used as a filling in tarts, cakes and assorted pastries. It is comprised of creamed butter and sugar, with eggs and finely ground almonds added in. The term can be used to refer to both the almond cream itself or the pastry that is filled with it.