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Fleur de Sel Caramel Apple Macarons, The Perfect Halloween Treat

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 in Family Hour, French Macarons, Gluten Free, Mousses and Pudding, Tutorials | 15 comments

Fleur de Sel Caramel Apple Macarons, The Perfect Halloween Treat

I am so excited to share this flavor of macarons with you; Fleur de Sel Caramel Apple Macarons. Every year in mid September to early October we pick apples and dip them in caramel to hand out to the special people in our lives; this year Sydney and I wanted to create the luscious flavor in a macaron. The fist step was to write down the essence of a caramel apples, the first taste to the last on our palates. That first crisp apple sensation, followed by the sweet gooey caramel, and finally the fleur de sel lingers on your taste buds. Now we had...

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Silky Chocolate Pudding

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Mousses and Pudding, x | 2 comments

Silky Chocolate Pudding

Sydney and I needed a rich luscious chocolate filling for a Belgium chocolate cake we were baking, our special rich chocolate pudding seemed perfect. As we were preparing the chocolate pudding DF walked into the kitchen proclaiming he would appreciate if we would prepare a little extra for him to have as a snack. He is a sweet understanding husband and father so we thought why not? It seems no matter how old you become chocolate pudding is a wonderful comfort food. I can remember preparing chocolate pudding as a young girl scout when I was on...

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Mousse au Chocolat, to Brighten up The Day

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in Home, Mousses and Pudding, x | 0 comments

Mousse au Chocolat, to Brighten up The Day

DF is a chocoholic, he adores almost any chocolate dessert, but his ultimate favorite is chocolate mousse. Between the intense rich flavor and the mousse’s light texture he is in heaven. He has been having a trying few weeks, between traveling, missing his family, keeping his family (sydney and I) happy, and remembering to show his  appreciation for his employees. He wants all of his employees to know how important they are to him and the company. Sometimes there just isn’t enough time in a day to achieve all the goals he has set...

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Champagne Pudding, Bubbly Fun

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in Home, Mousses and Pudding, x | 1 comment

Champagne Pudding, Bubbly Fun

Every year, we have champagne left over from New Year’s Eve; each year Sydney and I create unique romantic desserts with the remaining champagne. This year, 2012, we were able to use the champagne in three separate recipes; Champagne Pudding was the first. The end result was enchanting and delightful. I had purchased these slated 2-ounce glasses that would be the perfect petite size. Champagne-Vanilla Pudding: 165 grams/1½ -cups heavy whipping cream 165 grams/ 1 1/2-cups crème frâiche 244 grams/1-cups whole milk 150 grams/1/2-cup...

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Crème Bavaroise, L’Opéra Cake Gâteau Finale

Posted by on Jan 7, 2012 in Cakes, Home, Mousses and Pudding, x | 7 comments

Crème Bavaroise, L’Opéra Cake Gâteau Finale

As I finished yesterday’s post, L’Opéra Cake Gâteau, I realized I might have given the wrong impression. Opera cakes have a few steps and generally is best to give yourself two days from start to finish, but the cake is exhilarating to create. Besides feeling inspired; the look on friends, family, or client’s faces when they see the finished product is priceless. Without further ado I will explain the Strawberry Crème Barvaroise, the assembly, and the White Chocolate Glaze. Gâteau Opéra à la Fraise à la Crème...

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Crème Brûlée, Just for You

Posted by on Nov 4, 2011 in Home, Mousses and Pudding, x | 0 comments

Crème Brûlée, Just for You

With all the egg whites we have been using lately we have found ourselves with an abundance of rich orange yolks. Waste in our household is not an option, besides there are a plethora of baked goods (as well as savory dishes) that incorporate egg yolks. Crème Brulée just so happens to be a favorite of Sydney’s…and has recently become ONE of DF’s treasured pastries; so it was clear a crème brûlée was in our very near baking future, we just needed to decide on a flavor. Almond Caramel had our tastebuds dancing with...

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This is Not Your Grandma’s Almond Pudding

Posted by on Oct 5, 2011 in Home, Mousses and Pudding, x | 1 comment

This is Not Your Grandma’s Almond Pudding

Sydney and I had been working with more than 360 grams/a dozen egg whites, it would have been a shame to waste the all those yolks. I generally save them for another day, but these eggs happened to be freshly laid that day. I suggested we whip up some banana pudding; my husband loves banana pudding (his grandmother would always have some when he visited). Sydney reminded me 1. we did not have any bananas and 2. she is not a big fan of bananas. It took all but a minute for me to propose almond vanilla pudding using the same recipe, but with out...

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Decadent Paillette Feuilletine Mousse Petit Fours

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in Cakes, Home, Mousses and Pudding, x | 0 comments

Decadent Paillette Feuilletine Mousse Petit Fours

I absolutely love when a favorite recipe can be transformed into a completely different dessert. I was in a conundrum trying to create a special treat for Sydney, she is having her top wisdom teeth removed.  Anyone over 18 years of age, who has ever had to endure the procedure, knows that there is a very specific soft diet that needs to be followed for at least 3 days. Sydney is already petite, so I truly do not want her to loose any weight.  We knew petit fours would be perfect due to their size, but the sugary fondant coating can be quite...

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I don’t Know about You, But I am In the Mood For Tiramisu

Posted by on Aug 11, 2011 in Cakes, Home, Mousses and Pudding, x | 10 comments

I don’t Know about You, But I am In the Mood For Tiramisu

Tiramisu is one of the most understated pastries; not only can it be a show stopping dessert for a dinner party, but a wonderful way to unwind in the  late afternoon with espresso and a good book. Last night we had a dear friend, MC, for a over a quarter century birthday dinner, along with pink peppercorn coated fillet mignon ( I had swordfish), asparagus with garlic ailoi sauce, and endive  salad, Sydney thought it would be a brilliant idea to serve Tiramisu. So we baked up a batch of ladyfingers on Sunday, that way they would be a day old...

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Vols-au-Vent: For Passover or Easter The Gluten Free Way

Posted by on Apr 5, 2011 in Home, Mousses and Pudding, Pastries and Viennoiseries, x | 8 comments

Vols-au-Vent: For Passover or Easter The Gluten Free Way

“Wow” your family for Passover Dinner and/or Easter Sunday brunch – serve sweet and savory treats with your own handmade puff pastry, or substitute rice flour for the pastry flour and serve the same sweet and savory treats for Gluten free guests! Puff pastry can be the base for many treats including this Pâte d’Amande Gâteau Mousse Blanc (see below for recipe). When I teach pastry classes, so many students become petrified at the thought of fresh pâte feuilletée (puff pastry). I know it sounds daunting and, with the ready-made...

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Mini Panna Cotta Bombes

Posted by on Feb 27, 2011 in Cookies and brownies, Home, Mousses and Pudding, x | 14 comments

Mini Panna Cotta Bombes

Mini Panna Cotta Bombes I always look forward to the first of the month, I know there will be a new Daring Baker’s challenge. The February 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mallory from A Sofa in the Kitchen. She chose to challenge everyone to make Panna Cotta from a Giada De Laurentiis recipe and Nestle Florentine Cookies. Not only was this challenge  convivial, but it ended up saving Sydney’s reputation in her super club. She is apart of a monthly super club with her university buddies. This month she was...

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A Birthday Gift: Tangy Rose-Vanilla Bean- Panna Cotta with Red Current Coulis Gel

Posted by on Feb 19, 2011 in Cookies and brownies, Home, Mousses and Pudding, x | 15 comments

A Birthday Gift: Tangy Rose-Vanilla Bean- Panna Cotta with Red Current Coulis Gel

PANNA COTTA BOMBE My sister’s birthday is this week, actually it falls on the heels of Valentine’s Day. Generally the people in her life combine the two events, it has become a yearly tradition that Sydney and I  create a special pastry for her birthday. This year Sydney and I chose a comfort dessert: Rose-Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with a Red Currant jelled Coulis. Tush, that truly is her nickname. (Sydney started calling her “Tush” from the age of two and it just stuck). As I was saying Tush loves anything vanilla...

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Framboise Mousse Cake

Posted by on Feb 3, 2011 in Home, Mousse Cakes, Mousses and Pudding, x | 38 comments

Framboise Mousse Cake

Sydney and I were trying to challenge ourselves with a dessert we had never made before. I recently purchased these amazing pans and a few books about working with these pans. We thumbed through the book and both us fell in love with ” bergamotier,” We changed the flavor to Framboise ( if you have read my blog than you know we love raspberry and strawberry), but we absolutely loved the look and concept. The composition consists of Framboise mousse with a caramel mousse submerged into the framboise mousse on top of a framboise...

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Gâteaux aux Framboises: Raspberry Gâteau

Posted by on Jan 5, 2011 in Cakes, Home, Mousses and Pudding, x | 167 comments

Gâteaux aux Framboises: Raspberry Gâteau

I wanted to create a romantic dinner for my husband on News Year’s Eve, I had neglected him during the crazy holiday months. I became extremely busy a week prior to Halloween and did not have much time to dedicate to him until after  New Year’s Eve. He never complained and even became the “dishwasher” which allowed me and Sydney to continually bake. I now wish I had someone to help us with the clean-up daily (it actually saves half the time). Unbeknownst to him during the week prior to the last holiday of the year I...

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2010 A Year of Change and Growth

Posted by on Jan 1, 2011 in Bobbie talks Blogging, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Drinks, French Macarons, Home, Mousses and Pudding, Pastries and Viennoiseries, x | 74 comments

2010 A Year of Change and Growth

So much has changed since this time last year. When the year began Sydney was a senior in high school, my husband was still the CIO for CRI, and I had just began dipping my toe into the pool of blogging, (What a big pool). I can honestly say I did not understand this new “blogging world.” The first few blogs lacked structure, the stories were dry, and the pictures I posted were grainy, dull, and the styling was boring. All four of these pictures were shot with a sony point and shoot, in haste, and I was pretty “green.”...

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It’s a Christmas Card

Posted by on Dec 24, 2010 in Cakes, French Macarons, Fruit Desserts, Home, Mousses and Pudding, x | 10 comments

It’s a Christmas Card

With one day to go and still so much left to do, I must admit I  feel like a child waiting anxiously  for Santa. I actually become a santa helper on Christmas Eve Day. Sydney and I run all around Denver and hand out our homemade goodies to all the people who are special to us. I am sure that there are some of the same people in your life, the ones we tend to take for granted. I am speaking of the the postman,UPS driver (I know mine), the hairdresser, esthetician, the group of men and women who graciously pick up our trash, and maybe your...

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