Wednesday, February 8, 2012

French Crullers for my Valentine

My Valentine loves donuts. I love my Valentine. And crullers.
These are one of the simplest donuts to make, and the dough ( pate a choux)  can be used to make other delicious and easy goodies too. Like cream puffs, eclairs, and profiteroles!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Chinese Takeout at Home! General Tso's Tofu

Since I have been following a vegetarian diet, there have been a few things that I have had a major hankering for. A BBQ pork sandwich is one. The classic Chinese takeout  known as General Tso's Chicken, is the other.
I can't imagine a veggie version of a  BBQ pork sandwich, but the General's is do-able. As a matter of fact, it was awesome!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine's Day Macarons with Strawberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream

I really wanted to go big for my Valentine's Day post so, here they are. French macarons! On a stick! With a bow! Colored pink and luster dusted! Does it get more disgustingly Valentinesy than that? I think probably not. 
There is a lot of talk about these little gems being particularly difficult to make, but I have been using a recipe from one of my favorite food bloggers, David Lebovitz, without fail. 
Don't be intimidated. If you have always wanted to make some, do it! I did.