Mardi Gras which French for Fat Tuesday begins on January 6 and culminates on the day before Ash Wednesday. The King Cake is a quintessential confection that is decorated in Mardi Gras colors. Purple signifies justice; green denotes faith; and gold or yellow signifies power. Traditionally, a tiny plastic baby is hidden in the King Cake. Whoever,…
Every now and then, Susan and I make a King Cake for Mardi Gras. This year, Susan suggested that we make a Christmas King Cake, decorated in red and green. I thought – what a good idea, especially since we’re breaking with tradition this year and having a New Orleans themed Christmas dinner!
Susan is going to make a praline cheesecake for Thanksgiving, and asked if I would make some Pecan Praline Morsels to put on top. I said absolutely, because guess who gets the extras? That’s right – me!
For some time, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making push pop cakes. I’ve had the containers, acrylic stand, and Wilton mini-whoopie pie pan (all ordered from Amazon.com) for some time. Since yesterday was Halloween, I thought “what better time than now to experiment!”
I had some Granny Smith apples that needed to be used, so I decided to make either some type of muffin or some type of cake. After looking through a bunch of recipes, I settled on Dorie Greenspan’s Marie-Hélène’s Apple Cake recipe from Around My French Table.
I had some Granny Smith apples that needed to be used, so I decided to make Julia Child’s Tarte Normande aux Pommes, a.k.a. Custard Apple Tart from Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Unlike many desserts, this tart is not overly sweet. It is, however, quite delicious!