These are an elegant respite to London’s cold, dark weather of late. Madeleines are buttery and spongy miniature cakes baked in shell-shaped molds. While they’re a traditional tea-time treat in France, they are well-suited to any warm beverage on a cold, gray day.
After winning the Battle of Vienna in 1683, Jerzy Franciszek Kulczycki pored over the spoils of the defeated Ottoman army and found the supplies to brew coffee. He opened the first café in Vienna and popularized adding milk and sugar to sweeten the bitter brew, now called a Mélange. Or was it Johannes Theodat, who
When I was recently asked to make a cake for my friend’s birthday, I immediately thought of this chocolate and coffee cake. Many of the times she has hosted us, we are welcomed with a fresh pot of French press coffee and dark chocolate. This rich chocolate cake with coffee buttercream and dark chocolate ganache
These are cookies to enjoy while sitting by the wood-stove at the time of year when the sun sets as you sip your afternoon coffee or tea. While brown butter, rosemary, cinnamon, and chocolate may sound like a lot of flavors, the combination is like Speculaas and Christmas trees. They bring a bit of green