The Little Epicurean

Jun 22 2011

Peach Lattice Pie

Peach Lattice Pie

I’m not the biggest fan of pie–especially fruit pies because I prefer to eat fruits raw.  Sometimes I’ll order pie a la mode for dessert, but those who know me, are fully aware I just want to eat the ice cream. I recently went to Trader Joe’s and fell in love with this box of

Jun 20 2011

Mango Yogurt Mousse Cake

I love mangos.  Especially sliced mangos dipped in chili lemon powder and coarse sea salt.  I also like mango yogurt mousse with a simple white cake and an oh so buttery and flakey pie crust cookie bottom. The recipe can be substituted with almost any fruit.  In culinary school, we did a similar cake with

Jun 16 2011

Matcha Swirl Tea Cake

Matcha Swirl Tea Cake

June gloom is in full swing. I love this kind of weather, not only because it reminds me of the Bay area, but because I love how time seems to stand still when you can’t tell what time of day it is by looking out the window. (maybe that’s why I love nighttime, too) However,

Jun 09 2011

Matcha Red Bean Mousse Cake

I love matcha (green tea) and adzuki (red bean).  During my semester abroad in Tokyo I ate so much green tea/red bean…my favorites included a matcha bagel with red bean from Doughnut Planet and this amazing dessert crepe with red bean and custard filling topped with matcha ice cream from some crepe truck parked next

Jun 06 2011

Macaron Monday: Taro with Coconut Caramel

I went to the Beaumont Cherry Festival yesterday expecting to get some cherries.  Instead I got a whole bunch of other goodies at Green Valley Farms, a little fruit/veggie market/stand along the way.  I came out with delicious cherries, sweet strawberries, juicy watermelon, perfect nectarines and white peaches, some corn for grilling,  unsweetened coconut for