(livi): eclairs

  these eclairs from dorie greenspan's cookbook were amazingly yummy and so much fun to make!!! the vanilla pastry cream was very involved, but easy to make…all at once it began to boil and then thickened up so much that it stuck to my whisk and came away from the edges of the pan. i was … Continue reading (livi): eclairs


(anne): eclairs

yesterday, i made the eclairs from dorie greenspan's "baking chez moi". oh. my. gosh.   they are super-duper!!! i started off with a home-made vanilla pastry cream. first, i steeped a vanilla bean in milk...   and then progressed from there... look at this beautiful vanilla"y" goodness!!!   the pate choux dough was next...   … Continue reading (anne): eclairs

(livi): jam-sandwich cookies

so here's my take and pictures of the jam-filled cookies from dorie greenspan's "baking chez moi". a crisp butter taste, complete with sweet strawberry jam,(the jam i made myself, this spring). so i couldn’t help but smile, as I spooned a generous helping onto each cookie. (there's something about making everything from scratch that brings me joy)again this … Continue reading (livi): jam-sandwich cookies