Un Pastiche

Madeleines Ispahan for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Both Chap Goh Meh (Chinese Valentine) and Hallmark Valentine! :] And to my dearest, you probably are on your way to Zanzibar now and with the spotty connection, you probably won’t see this at all. I’m not even sure if my blog is still part of your feed, considering how dormant it has become for the past few months. Anyway, I hope this will be the

Pierre Hermé’s Ispahan Cupcakes

Ever since I anointed Pierre Hermé as my pastry god, I’ve been wanting to try out this particular flavor combination, but didn’t because raspberries were always so expensive and I didn’t want to splurge on them. Well, I’m glad I did because raspberries were on sale and boy oh boy, was my cake ispahan delicious! I really have to thank heavens for the day Pierre Hermé dreamed up of this flavor combination,

A Simple Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Tart, inspired by Pierre Hermé

I made this because I was greedy and I bought a lot of raspberries which were on sale and since they rot very fast, I was thinking of ways of disposing them – eating them as they are, on tarts, and in muffins and cakes. And also because I was craving for some chocolate mousse and I wanted to try out my new tart ring. I’ve never had a tart ring