The Little Epicurean

Mar 02 2017

Blood Orange Earl Grey Tarts

Blood Orange Earl Grey Tarts

Blood Orange Earl Grey Tarts: little pâte brisée tart shells filled with earl grey pastry cream and topped with blood orange segments and crushed pistachios.  I am currently reading When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari, and Attachments by Rainbow Rowell.  Three completely different stories, ranging from serious and thought provoking

Feb 26 2017

Ube Swirl Bread

Ube Swirl Bread

Ube Swirl Bread: soft yeasted dough filled with a sweet coconut and purple yam paste. It’s a Filipino variation on a classic cinnamon roll. Purple yam. It’s called ube (pronounced ooo-bae) in Tagalog. It’s a super popular tuber in the Philippines, widely used in desserts. While purple yam is a relative of sweet potato, they’re not

Feb 21 2017

Baked Kimchi Cauliflower Rice

Baked Kimchi Cauliflower Rice

Baked kimchi cauliflower rice: this healthier version of “fried rice” transforms roasted cauliflower into a savory and hearty meal.  For months, my best friend tried to convince me to eat cauliflower rice. I firmly refused several times. I like white rice, thank you very much. Eventually I wore down. My curiosity for this healthy rice alternative

Feb 15 2017

Black Pepper Cheddar Beer Bread

Black Pepper Cheddar Beer Bread

Black pepper cheddar beer bread: these soft and fluffy bread rolls are perfect for making little sandwiches.  Do you remember the Super Bowl a couple weeks ago? Yeah, I don’t either. I just recall Alex screaming in defeat at the last few seconds of the game and something about the Patriots winning. I also remember

Feb 13 2017

Baked Cayenne Chocolate Donuts

Baked Cayenne Chocolate Donuts

Baked Cayenne Chocolate Donuts: a super moist and spicy chocolate cake baked in doughnut pans, dipped in melted dark chocolate, and topped with a dusting of cinnamon and cayenne.  Galentine’s Day, 100 days of marriage, and finally updating my laptop’s operating system! The day before Valentine’s Day is Galentine’s Day– a holiday created by Leslie Knope