Saturday, September 22, 2007

Keum Dongee's Almost Here

Saturday, September 22, 2007
Photos by Sehoon Ahn, father-to-be

Butternut coconut soup

Roast beets
Orange-flavored dressing and parsley

Roast cauliflower
Spanish olive oil and sea salt

Cornish game hens and farro,
seasoned with saffron, lemon, cilantro
Pot sauce served on the side

Cooking flavors to spoon alongside
apricots, cherries, raisins, whole almonds, whole baby onions

Two-tomato and goat cheese salad
with basil, red wine vinegar, and champagne vinegar

Wilted greens with bacon

Fig Tart with Orange Flower Water Custard
Vanilla-honey sour cream sauce

Fig Tart, served

Minhee Kang and Sehoon Ahn
Keum Dongee, to be born soon
John Calvi and Marshall Brewer

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Bianca White Chocolate Cake

Bianca Jacobsen, née White, ends many years of employment with World Learning in favor of Mount Holyoke College. It was suggested I bake a cake. It had to be white, of course.

Cake: double-layer white chocolate butter cake using egg whites, split horizontally (4 layers)

Filling: raspberry mousse (3 layers)

Painting: Each cake layer, plus outside and top, were painted with raspberry conserve to intensify flavor and etch each slice with a bold red border between white cake and pink mousse.

Frosting: white chocolate butter cream

Decoration: fresh whole raspberries and tiny white chrysanthemums

Blessings on your way, Bianca.

Photo by Jesse DeLaughter.