bakery

Belgian Liege Waffles

Roger and I had the liege waffles at Moulin, a French cafe in Laguna one morning.  He suggested I try to make them at home for our neighbor Carol who was coming over for Sunday morning coffee.  They turned out so amazing!  I made the dough at night and let it warm up in the morning.  It took about 2…

Tres Leches de Ron con Chocolate

INGREDIENTS For the cake: Butter, for coating the pans 3/4 cup water 2 teaspoons instant coffee crystals 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch process 1 3/4 cups cake flour, plus more for dusting the pans 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon plus 1 pinch fine salt 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 5 large egg yolks…

Frosted Valentine Cookies – Tanner Family Recipe

I visited my friend Diane for Sundance this year in Park City.  During my visit, Diane told me how she made her daughter a book with her famous family recipes and this one sounded really good!  I decided to try it out for Valentine’s Day.  They were a hit!  The only change I made was that I added some natural…

French’s Bakery Carmelized Onion Cheese Poppyseed Rolls

I cheated on Thanksgiving and bought Bridgeford frozen bread dough rolls.  I love homemade rolls for a special meal but it seems like the kitchen is covered in flour along with the rest of the mess when you sit down to eat and it bugs me.  The frozen ones just sat on the counter all day and turned out pretty…

Croquembouche – Henry’s 15th Birthday

Henry always appreciates an ambitious project for his birthday.  His 13th birthday had 4 colors of cake in a tower.  14th birthday was a decadent Snickers cake.  15th birthday needed to be equally special so I decided on a croquembouche.  It was pretty cool and Henry was impressed. I read so many recipes from the internet.  I can’t remember exactly…