Walnut and Cheese Cake (Gateau a la brousse et aux noix)

With our love of nuts AND cheese, SWEETTABLESCAPES could not pass up this recipe for a Walnut and Brousse  Cake – Brousse is a French cheese from Provence, usually made with goat’s milk but also cow’s milk , similar to Ricotta or Cottage Cheese in its consistency but with a tang) We found this recipe…

Mahjong Cookies

I have never played this game but keep hearing about it everywhere. It seems that every lady I bring it up with, either plays herself or knows someone who does. Popular it is and like most games, it probably lends itself well to some snacking and nibbling…sure it does!! That’s why, when a client hosted…

Passover Cookies, Part III: Sesame Vanilla Cookies

Last but not least, we went back to the NY Times, April 5, 2006 article for another recipe, the Sesame Vanilla Passover cookies. SWEETTABLESCAPES particularly enjoys this one for its enticing hint of anise. It is a flavor we really dig; if you do too, check out this recipe (just not for Passover!) You’ll need:…

St Patrick’s Day cookies…then and now

As March 17th is fast approaching, SWEETTABLESCAPES is in a shamrock state of mind…but it’s always fun to share pictures, especially since we haven’t posted any St Patrick’s Day cookies in a couple of years. So here are our most recent creations  as well as some older cookies: And as we love cute packaging, we…

Passover Cookies, Part II: Almond Olive-oil Tuiles

The second Passover cookie to make it on our “small dessert” plate this year is the Almond Olive Oil Tuile, thin and crunchy, with a nice almond flavor. The recipe is from Gourmet Magazine, April 2009 and accompanies our Double Chocolate Mocha Drops. You’ll need: 1/4 cup sugar 1 large egg white 6 tablespoons potato…

Cookies with a message: March for our lives!

Baking is something that is very rewarding; the result will more often than not (except if you’re on diet! LOL) bring pleasure and joy. The work you put into preparing the sweets and most of all sharing them with clients, friends, family and the blogosphere at large, make for a warm feeling of satisfaction. Baking…

Passover cookies Part I : Double Chocolate Mocha Drop Cookies

SWEETTTABLESCAPES definitely has a weakness for cookies, small-portion-desserts, bite-size goodies and other diminutive sweets. Well, that way, you can really have a taste of a few things without going for that big, fat slice of cake which only brings regret and love-handles! (at least for me). So why not make a variety of smaller treats…

Twins’ Birthday cake dilemna….sloth or emojis?

SWEETTABLESCAPES loves a challenge but when a longtime client requested the annual raspberry-chocolate cake ( see recipe here) for her twin grand-daughters, she also specified that one was into sloths and the other into emojis… Creative as we may be, we could not bring ourselves to making sloth emojis and thus…two cakes were made:

Baby Shower Mini cookies

After the bright pinks and red of Valentine’s Day, the punch of gold, green and purple of Mardi Gras and the red and gold of the Chinese New Year, it is a welcome change to be using some lovely pastels for this set of Baby Shower Minis. To welcome a little girl, what can be…

Valentines 2018, our cookie roundup!

Better late than never: Even though this year’s celebration  is behind us but we can all agree that every day should be filled with love, chocolate and roses; however, if that is not entirely possible, SWEETTABLESCAPES is quite happy making every day a cookie day! Hope you’ll enjoy looking at our fun 2018 Valentine’s creations:  

Invisible Cake, Praline (Gateau Invisible Praline)

Here is another French invention: the invisible cake! As you have probably guessed, this clever name hints at the relatively small amounts of sugar and flour needed. Instead of a lot of rich batter, the emphasis is really on the fruit content (or vegetable if you are making a savory version) and the result is…

Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog! and have a cookie!

We are ending a busy week with the beginning of the Chinese New Year. As we enter the Year of the Dog, some cookies seem appropriate. The colors red and gold, traditional and beneficial are the required palette! Happy New Year!!