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While it may not rank alongside chocolate chip, peanut butter, or even macarons, snickerdoodles are a crowd favorite.  Recently, fellow sweetsmith Stella Parks and I discussed what makes the ideal snickerdoodle – from its tart, cinnamony taste to the pillowy yet crisp texture.  Here is my version of this popular […]

French Macaron

Birthday Cake Macaron

I recently celebrated my birthday, and everyone around me went to great lengths to ensure I had a wonderful celebration and received amazing gifts.  While devouring an exquisite birthday cake from Bronwen Weber at Frosted Art Bakery, I started thinking about how I might reimagine a classic all-American celebration cake. […]

Chocolate Macarons

The Modern French Macaron

The French macaron is a true test of a pastry chef’s skills. I had my first French macaron at the birth place, the flagship Laduree in Paris, where the brightly colored rows of almond perfection are truly stunning. One box and my culinary outlook was forever altered. Like most classics, the French macaron […]