The Little Epicurean

Oct 05 2011

S’more Cupcakes

I wish time machines existed and time travel was a reality.  I’d love to go back to the Age of Reason, the Industrial Revolution,  and my favorites– the Renaissance and Baroque period. For now, I’ll just have to settle for food to take me back in time.  Food is a vehicle for keeping memories alive,

Sep 29 2011

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Happy belated birthday, Z! I first met Z in seventh grade math.  We were assigned to sit next to each other.  Thank goodness for alphabetical seating, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have met one of my best friends. Its a mystery how we’ve remained friends for so long.  It seems like the more we learn about

Sep 23 2011

Baked Mini Donuts

Happy Friday!  Its been a long week and I want, need, deserve donuts. I haven’t been able to leave my house much this week.  I adopted a little puppy last Sunday.  This is ground breaking news for anyone that knows me.  I’m such a neat freak.  I like things very clean, orderly, and organized.  I

Sep 20 2011

Matcha Azuki Cupcakes

Green tea and red bean go together like peanut butter and jelly.  Delicious on their own but even better when paired together.  The great depth of flavor in this cupcake can be attributed to the slight bitterness of green tea and the sweetness of red bean. Beans as part of a dessert?  It is used

Sep 14 2011

Gâteau de Crêpes (Crepe Cake)

Crepes are great for any meal.  They are so versatile.  I can make a bacon, egg, and cheddar filled crepe for breakfast.  A sun dried tomato with feta and arugula crepe for lunch, and a grilled chicken fajita crepe for dinner. And in between all those savory crepes I can have plenty of sweet dessert