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Category Archives: Desserts

What to make for brunch this weekend: Torrijas

This week at Solana 4, I learned how to make torrijas (tor-REE-has), a Spanish take on French toast. They’re less eggy than the French toast I’m used to, due to … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Best Damn Brownies Ever

Yep, I’m claiming it. I’m a chocolate enthusiast, and one thing I can confidently say is that I know my way around a brownie. When I was a little girl, … Continue reading

April 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Selby’s Got a Sweet Tooth

Elisha and I enjoyed lunch today with the BasqueStage crew at the Fronton de Tolosa, a local restaurant renowned for its perfectly cooked alubias (reddish black beans) and morcilla (blood … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Candied Pumpkin Seeds

Today at Martin Berasategui, I learned how to make pepitas garrapiñadas, candied pumpkin seeds. The pepitaswill be the crunchy garnish on a chocolate mousse dessert, providing both a textural and a … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Writing in Chocolate

This week I changed stations from Pescados to Pasteleria. After two months on the fish station, I felt like it was time to move to a new environment in the … Continue reading

March 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Olive Oil Shortbread Cookies

The New York Times Dining Section ran two great pieces lastweek: one, a list of the Best Cookbooks of the Year, and another about the mostnoticeable trend, the “At Home” … Continue reading

December 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

Photos: Desserts at Culinary School

The gorgeous, overflowing bounty found daily on the culinary school dessert table. This photo collection is dedicated to the “candy kitchen crew,” the most precise, talented group of cooks around. … Continue reading

March 4, 2010 · Leave a comment
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