Tag: pastry

flaky mooncake

The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival was last Monday.  It’s sort of like the Chinese version of Thanksgiving — a time for reflection, giving, and family. I celebrated in my own way by reflecting a little on this blog of mine. Sometimes, I click the”older posts” arrow on my blog a bunch of times until I get […]

nutella twists

“I realized this week that I just cannot do it all, so I will choose to do what I can, fabulously.” — Clinton Kelly  In school, I’ve heard a lot of pep-talks.  From teachers, coaches, mentors, etc.  They all go along the lines of “work hard,” “always do your best,” “never give up.” spread I am […]

blueberry scones

By now, you guys are probably getting sick of “sights and bites,” and are hungry for a real, meaty recipe post. Am I right? Well here you go. After being away from my kitchen for over a month, I went absolutely cray when I got home.  I really should have been unpacking, but you know what I did […]

apple triangles

When I was in elementary school, I always ate breakfast in the car.Some of my staples were oatmeal, microwave french toast sticks, and croissants. But my favorite were always apple turnovers.  My dad would always pick up a box of four at the grocery store bakery. I loved the sweet, cinnamon apples and the coarse, […]

morning buns

A five star recipe. These were deemed by my family the best thing I have ever baked. I had heard so many things about the legendary morning buns from Tartine Bakery in San Francisco — and was curious to taste these illustrious cinnamon buns for myself. Let me start off by saying these are not […]

butter croissants

Rich, warm and buttery fresh from the oven A luxurious, weekend breakfast I have to be honest, the task of making my own croissants from scratch was intimidating at first; however, once I got immersed in the challenge, not only was it fun, but the process was much more fool-proof than I expected. Plus, the […]

pane zebra

Such a luxurious breakfast!  I love croissants as much as anyone, but they take so long to make! This is a little recipe that I made up called “Pane Zebra,” or Zebra Brioche. It is super simple and easy to make, and looks so elegant and fancy! All of those thin, delicate little strips of […]