TIP OF THE DAY: Easter Bread

Tsouréki, a braided yeast loaf with red-colored hard-boiled eggs. Photo courtesy Artisan Bread In Five.   Modern bakers make loaves and rolls shaped like rabbits. But from early times in Europe, rich, festive breads were baked as a celebration of the end of winter. Later they became associated with Easter. Often they were yeast breads,… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Easter Bread”

EASTER: Filled Chocolate Eggs From Chocolat Moderne

There’s still time to order these luscious, hand-painted Easter eggs from Chocolat Moderne. Decorated with splashy and colorful abandon in the style of Fauvism, each egg measure 3″ x 2″ and weighs 46g, the average size of four of bonbons. You can buy an assortment ($49 for six eggs or $27 for three eggs) or… Continue reading “EASTER: Filled Chocolate Eggs From Chocolat Moderne”

BOOK: The Macaroon Bible

A gift for cookie lovers, gluten free observers and Passover hosts. Photo courtesy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.   Before there were macarons, French meringue oookie sandwiches, there were macaroons. The soft, gluten-free coconut cookies are a delight year-round, but especially appreciated by Passover observers. Made of shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk and egg whites—without the flour… Continue reading “BOOK: The Macaroon Bible”