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Chase away the greys: Orange-scented Financiers

Do you know financiers? The almond-laden French treat, so named either because of its traditional “bar of gold” shape, or because it supposedly originated in the financial district of Paris? There is a bakery near me which makes wonderful ones, so moist and rich that it’s quite dangerous for me to walk by on an empty stomach. Luckily, this bakery a good 20-minute walk across the park, so I don’t find myself at its mercy too often. Read more…

Cute with Fruit: Strawberry Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting

Strawberry Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting

I’m not terribly fond of cute things. Babies, puppies and Emperor penguins notwithstanding, I tend to prefer modern, rustic or retro aesthetics over twee and girly. The same goes for the food I make, which is why this is the first time in my year-plus of blogging that I’m posting a cupcake recipe. Read more…

Whoop, whoop: Chocolate-Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Chocolate-Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

When I was 17 or so, I caught whooping cough. There was an outbreak in several of my city’s primary schools, and I caught it from some kids I was babysitting at the time. On the surface, whooping cough isn’t all that bad. You cough a lot, you get a couple weeks off school- as highly contagious diseases go, it’s pretty great. The thing you probably don’t know about whooping cough (unless you’ve had it yourself) is that even after you’re not contagious anymore, even after you feel healthy again and go back to normal life, you keep coughing. For several months. Read more…