Madeleines, superstar famous; hanging out with Marcel Proust, always getting tons of press, a sweet little teacake whose name is spoken daily, but like some stars, has always seemed just a little bit fussy in my kitchen. Bijouxs took a little time to get to know sweet madeleine and introduced her to some lavender and honey, revealing a sweet and simple little cake, a real little jewel. Continue reading Lavender Honey Madeleines
I don’t really have any evidence, I can’t really prove it but I think there is a slight chance I might be little Southern. Far too many Southern-style recipes pop up at family gatherings for me not to be wondering…what is this love of food from the sweet South all about? One such love is Southern Tea Cakes – thin, crisp old-fashioned little jewels – a perfect summer Bijouxs. Continue reading Southern Tea Cakes
A cup of tea: the simple ritual, historically at 4 pm, but anytime is time for a cup of tea. To compliment a warming cup I offer Anise Pound Cake, a luscious, light buttery cake infused with touches of anise – a Bijouxs of simple proportions. Continue reading Anise Pound Cake
Compound butter: sounds pretty boring, what’s the big deal with whirling some flavors into butter? I know, but don’t pass on these little Bijouxs Basics for your pantry (um, freezer).
When I first started cooking, I began with the basics, and compound butters were a part of my classes, but acting very crow-like and being very young, I was more attracted to the shiny objects. My new copper bowl and giant balloon whisk held my attention, compound butters?, I’ll get back to those later. I don’t really know what every happened to my copper bowl and giant balloon whisk, but I can assure sure you compound butters are now given front row center in my freezer. Continue reading Café de Paris Butter