July 30, 2017

Summer Berries with Buttery Biscuits {Chez Panisse Recipe}


I love summer berries in simple desserts, especially the seasonal fruit recipes from Chez Panisse. Using fresh farmer's market fruit. I followed the recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits from "Chez Panisse Fruit" and was really wowed by the results. The biscuits are light, flaky, buttery and just slightly sweet. Oh so delicious served warm with English clotted cream (or whipped cream) blueberries and wild strawberries. 

June 13, 2017

Farmers' Market Peach Galette {Simple Recipe}

Even though it's one of the simplest desserts in the French baking repertoire, a homemade galette is always an impressive creation. This rustic tart is sure to dazzle your guests, when served with afternoon tea or as the last course at a dinner party. My recipe calls for fresh organic fruit, ideally from the Farmers' Market. The rich buttery, flaky crust is the perfect complement to delicate, aromatic peaches. There's only one teaspoon of sugar in the entire recipe, which makes this galette relatively healthful. 

May 15, 2017

Lemon-Yogurt Cupcakes {Ina Garten Recipe}


Citrus zest gives these delicious little cupcakes a refreshing, aromatic flavor. The recipe is also relatively light because yogurt and vegetable oil replace butter. If you're looking for a healthier way to prepare breakfast muffins or mini cupcakes (teacakes), this is it. The recipe is versatile enough to make blueberry muffins (simply add a cup of fresh berries to the batter). If serving with tea or coffee, the mini teacakes are an even more wonderful treat when finished with lemon glaze. Another option is to use a loaf pan to bake a classic lemon pound cake.