Monthly Archives: March 2011

  • Dorie Greenspan’s coffee eclairs Dorie Greenspan’s coffee eclairs

    Dorie Greenspan’s coffee eclairs

Dorie Greenspan’s coffee eclairs

  I never really liked eclairs until recently, when I discovered coffee eclairs (aka eclairs au cafe) at my local tea shop. They were a revelation. Until then, I always equated eclairs with those whipped cream-filled spongy concoctions you can find slowly drying out behind your nearest donut shop counter. You know the type. You take a bite and get a mouthful of too-sweet cream and cake. I gag slightly just thinking about it and I have a serious sweet tooth. But the real thing, authentic Parisian eclairs, are airy eclairs filled with the lightest of light custard or pastry cream. With eclairs au cafe, both the glaze and pastry cream is accentuated by the inclusion of espresso, introducing just the right amount of sharpness to mellow out the high sugar content.I know what you’re thinking. I haven’t yet addressed the rather interesting shape of these eclairs. I have no idea why but […]

  • Momofuku Milk Bar’s Crack Pie Momofuku Milk Bar’s Crack Pie

    Momofuku Milk Bar’s Crack Pie

Momofuku Milk Bar’s Crack Pie

$1>$1>   What can I say about this pie that hasn’t already been said? One bite and you’re hooked. It’ll make an addict out of you. Yadda yadda yadda. Thing is, I made this pie out of sheer curiosity. After attempting to buy a single pie from David Chang’s Momufuku Milk Bar online, for $44US, only to be informed they don’t ship to Canada, I was nearly perspiring from the sheer torture of not knowing what a $44 pie would taste like. I’m a bit of a food snob. If it costs more, it must taste better, right? $1> So I did what any normal person would do. I found the recipe and baked it myself. In fact, I baked two of them at a fraction of the price. Was it like crack? Was it love at first bite? Did I think about it day and night? Well, no. But […]