Saturday, September 11, 2010


Well, I made it through a couple weeks of a terrible end of summer cold and a child with a broken arm. Now it is back to cooking. Hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day Weekend!
There seems to have been a wave of cupcake and cake orders lately. Although, I enjoy the creativity of cakes, I wouldn't say it is a talent that come naturally to me. It certainly wasn't a skill that we spent a great deal of time on in pastry school. I think making cakes is a practiced skill. Unfortunately, I probably don't practice it enough. But with recent orders I dusted off my skills and created the following cakes and cupcakes.
Chicken korma with grilled flatbread (whole chicken and flatbread) $20 or $5/portion
Whole chicken cut into portion and marinated in non-fat yogurt, saffron, cardamon, fennel, coriander, cayenne. Grilled onions marinated in cumin, olive oil, garlic, ginger, almonds. Flatbread with yeast, flour, organic sugar, olive oil.

Herbed Gnocchi with Lemon Thyme Chicken - $20 full pan (9x12) or $6/serving
herbs, flour, lemon, thyme and chicken breast
Thai sweetcorn cakes with chili (4 cakes) $5
potatoes, corn, ginger, peppers, green onions, thai chili sauce, lime

Barley Risotto with Butternut Squash - $5/serving or $18/pan
Butternut squash, olive-oil, chicken broth, onion, garlic, pearled barley, thyme, parmigian-reggiano


Cinnamon Croissant Coffee Cake
Whole Cake - $15 or $4/portion
Cinnamon, organic sugar, streusel topping with unsalted butter, flour

Cherry-Olive Polenta Cake $4/serving
Lemon, vanilla, flour, polenta, cherries

Strawberry-topped Lime Mouse Tart - $5/serving
almonds, organic sugar, unsalted butter, limes, cream, white chocolate, non-fat sour cream, strawberries, strawberry jam

Lemon, Tiramisu Cake $5/serving
marscapone, ricotta cheese, lemon curd, eggs, cake flour, organic sugar, lemonade (homemade)

Alforjores Cookies - 6 cookies $4
Mexican cornstarch cookies filled with dulce de leche.