Lemon Crunch Cake

This lemon crunch cake is studded with bits of toffee, adding a caramelly flavor and a nice crunch to the cake. #lemoncake #layercake #toffee #pastrycream #whippedcream

this lemon crunch cake is inspired by the version from aiea bowl in hawaii, complete with plenty of cake (as dense or light as you want), silky lemon curd and crunchy toffee bits. dear delicious not gorgeous, you turned 5 today!! what?! you’re ready for kindergarten. mama’s gonna cry (but also, don’t call me mama […]

Berry Eton Mess

Mise en place all your components, and assembly for this berry eton mess is a breeze. #meringues #etonmess #blueberries #corn

this berry eton mess has some corn too, because why not?! it’s summer. i’m an adult now. let me re-phrase that: i started a full-time job last week. i still live at home and i received my horizontal license a bare few months ago, so i’m not an adult yet. but more of an adult […]

Summer Berries and Earl Grey Cream

Use whatever summer fruit you want for this summer berries and earl grey cream dessert! #berries #earlgreytea #whippedcream

summer berries and earl grey cream sounds summery, but maybe not explicitly fourth of july. let me explain. there’s the very stereotypical red (strawberry), white (whipped cream) and blue (blackberries and blueberries). it’s a nod to america’s english roots, due to the british propensity for tea and tea time, as well as wikipedia’s claim that […]

Jasmine Cream Puffs

The basic cream puff gets an upgrade when the whipped cream filling is flavored with jasmine tea. #jasminetea #creampuffs #whippedcream #dessert

so, something cool is happening. it’s been a year in the making, which is a long time considering my mental calendar usually revolves around the meals in my day and/or a school quarter, aka 11 weeks. i’m now e-published! it’s an anthology of food writing, published by the bay area library epublishers. you can download it […]