Monday, February 15, 2016

Delicious Lemon Loaf and Lemon Meringue Pie

I tried a new recipe yesterday. I found it on pinterest and the recipe is here. It is called

The Best Lemon Loaf (Better-Than-Starbucks Copycat 

by Averie Cooks

 Her version
My Version

She is adamant about not substituting things for Lemon Extract especially lemon juice but I didn't have any extract. My next best option was LoriAnn Lemon Baking Emulsion. So I used the same amount of 2 Tbsp when she called for it. Merrick, my grandson, loved it!!! He is picky so I guess it passed the test!!!

Aunt Jeri brought a Lemon Meringue Pie so we had a lemon day yesterday for Sunday Dinner. It was delicious too!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Making French Macarons

French Macarons are known to be a difficult pastry to make. They require precision in both measuring, technique and baking heat and time. Angela Gardner and tried to learn how to make them for the March 2014 Stake Dinner Dance. We had some fails and Angela finally got some successes so that we could serve them there while I concentrated on other cookies.

I just found this post at Dessert First blog about the SF Cooking School and Chef Nichole Plue. She teaches the Professional Pastry course there. The Macarons are from Pierre Herme's Recipe book called Macarons. We were recently in Paris and found his Macarons to be the best of those we tasted.