March 31, 2017
Little shell-shaped cakes, madeleines are a classic French treat to serve with tea. Marcel Proust immortalized the madeleine in a famous passage of his novel Remembrance of Things Past: "squat, plump little cakes called 'petites madeleines," which look as though they had been moulded in the fluted valve of a scallop shell."
But don't be intimidated by the literary pedigree. The elegant look and rich, buttery flavor belies a simple preparation. Madeleines are so simple to prepare that even beginning bakers can produce perfect results.
February 26, 2017
|Sign inside Mr. Holmes Bakehouse|
Normally I am suspicious of establishments that attract visitors with red lights. Casinos and houses of ill-repute come to mind. However I forgive Mr. Holmes Bakehouse for this offense because they make incredibly delicious French pâtisserie (including some innovative modern twists). The pastry chefs obviously had French training, and the pastries are as good as those you'd find in France. Delightfully fresh and made with the finest ingredients including plenty of butter, Mr. Holmes pastries are truly irresistible.
January 12, 2017
|Creative rendition of the Maison du Chocolat recipe for Chocolate-Apricot Tart with handmade chocolate decor.|