JOURNAL — DESSERT

KABOCHA QUICK BREAD

KABOCHA QUICK BREAD

This ultra moist loaf is my take on pumpkin bread. Kabocha squash is what I always wished canned pumpkin would taste like- rich, sweet, and complex, with a thick, custard-like texture. It’s absolutely my preferred stand-in for pumpkin in any situation. It sways sweet, especially if you roast it and get a bit of caramelization. 

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PEAR GALETTE WITH CHESTNUT FRANGIPANE

PEAR GALETTE WITH CHESTNUT FRANGIPANE

While this galette is of course all about showcasing the perfect juicy pear, it's hard not to give all of the attention to the chestnut frangipane. If you’re lucky enough to be able to get your hands on chestnut honey, this is your official invitation to put it to use. Its strong, heady character brings an unexpected nuance to the soft, nuttiness of a chestnut. Altogether - ripe pears, chestnut frangipane, and an irresistibly buttery crust - this galette is the perfect palate for fall. 

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ALMOND OLIVE OIL CAKE

ALMOND OLIVE OIL CAKE

This cake has two of the qualities I love most in cake— it gets better as the days go by, and it's great any time of the day— even breakfast. It's dairy free, refined sugar free, gluten free, super easy, and tastes like a summer in Italy!  

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