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Tres Leches Cake with Berries


In my last post, I bemoaned the fact that I had not been trying out enough recipes from the Barefoot Contessa (a.k.a. Ina Garten).  Well, sure enough, I am back in form, with a second Barefoot Contessa in less than a month’s time.

I had always wanted to make a tres leches cake, having always been eager to order the dessert at the Mexican restaurants we might frequent.  I loved how moist and sweet the cake was.

And as luck would have it, Continue reading



There is, apparently, a right way and a wrong way to eat dessert.

When I lived in France, one of my favorite things to get at the Franprix was the flan four-pack.  After a hot afternoon, jammed in a metro, one small satisfaction was getting home, pulling back the plastic top, and sinking my spoon into the cool caramel center.  Whatever fleeting frustrations I had, melted away.  You had to love a country whose grocery stores carried a fifty-cent flan.

Week after week, I enjoyed my flan.  Break off a container, pull back the top, sink the spoon in, and enjoy.  I might get lost in certain arrondissements.  I might not understand the jokes in the movies.  I might get frustrated with certain french customs.  But I knew my flan.  Or so I thought.

One night, I was at a small party, when Continue reading

Pumpkin Flan

After making a plain flan, I decided to try a seasonal adaptation.  The pumpkin layers a little bit, but otherwise, this pumpkin flan Continue reading