The world of baking and food through the eyes of an American in London

Rose and Vanilla Macarons

Posted by on Apr 7, 2010 in Macarons | 6 comments

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I love macarons. They are all the rage right now but they are also very hard to make and it’s fun to find a new challenge and master it. They also taste really good! I’ve read about what other people are guessing the next big trend will be. I haven’t seen anything really exciting just yet. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’s going to be elaborate three layer cakes or something crazy like one dessert stuffed into another dessert (like the brookie, my friend Sophia spotted this).
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This is the third time I’ve made macaroons and I think this is my best result so far. My first attempt came out a little chewy (but not bad) and the second pretty good.
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The Best Ever Orange Cake

Posted by on Apr 4, 2010 in Cake | 0 comments

I made a very large roast chicken and all the trimmings for Easter lunch today and this light fluffy orange cake was perfect for after.

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I got this recipe from “McCall’s Cooking School” Cookbook. I bought it at a used book event at the mall in Pittsburgh. It’s not quite angel food cake as it has egg yolks but it is very light. Make sure to separate the egg whites and egg yolks into separate bowls.

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Hummingbird Whoopie Pies

Posted by on Apr 4, 2010 in Whoopie Pies, Yummy Places | 0 comments

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I happened to be walking by the new Hummingbird in Wardour Street so I thought since I’m investigating whoopie pies in London I should try one.

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Fried Sweet Chilli Chicken

Posted by on Apr 4, 2010 in Savory | 0 comments

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My brother and sister in law gave me a Chinese cook book for Christmas “Ching’s Chinese Food in Minutes”. I don’t own a wok and I don’t have a gas stove but it is possible to make most of the recipes in the book (Ching says you can’t but I did anyway).

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Japan Center Piccadilly

Posted by on Apr 3, 2010 in Yummy Places | 0 comments

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I love the Japan Centre in Piccadilly. It has a lot of great Japanese candy, cooking supplies, fresh sushi, hot food and bakery. It’s my favorite Asian supermarket in London. I am going to go and try the fresh food selection.
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Lemon and Vanilla Easter Cupcakes

Posted by on Apr 2, 2010 in Chocolate, Cupcakes, Holidays | 0 comments

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I bought some Easter candy and thought I should put it to good use!
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Tofu Noodle Soup

Posted by on Mar 28, 2010 in Savory | 0 comments

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This soup is really easy to make, healthy and very filling.

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