Maple Glazed Coffee Eclairs

Here are the promised Maple Glazed Coffee Eclairs! The combination of the coffee custard with the maple glaze is just incredible, somehow the two make a very lovely pair!   Maple Glazed Coffee Eclair Coffee Pastry Cream 6 egg yolks 3/4 cups sugar 1/4 cups flour 2 cups milk 1/2 stick butter (57 grams) 2 [...]

Pate a Choux or Choux Pastry

Pate a Choux - knowing how to make this one basic dough means that you have the basic knowledge to make Eclairs, Profitroles, St. Honore cake and even French Crullers. Check out the step by step pictures to see that there's nothing hard about it! | LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

I remember the first time I tried making éclairs when I was about 15 years old and how disappointed I was that my  dough just wouldn’t puff up in the oven. I gave that recipe a second try but the second time it wouldn’t puff up either. After the third try I gave up and [...]

Bacon & Caramelized Onion Gnocchi or Lazy Pierogies

Potato Gnochi with Bacon & Caramelized Onion | By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

I am no Italian but these Gnocchi have been snuck into my Ukrainian rooted diet from when I was a wee baby. For the first couple years of my life our family lived at my grandma’s house so very often grandma would cook for both her and our family. Since gnocchi are in a sense [...]

Mikado – Layer Cake with Chocolate Custard Buttercream

Chocolate Cake Mikado - thin, flaky cake layers that are frosted with Chocolate Custard Buttercream. | by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

Hey, hey! It’s Friday and the weekend is ahead of us! I’m here to tempt you with this delicious chocolate cake in hopes that you will make it for this weekend. You know, it’d be great on your Easter Table ;)   It’s not just any chocolate cake though, this one is made of thin, flaky [...]

Savory Crepes (Блинчики с Мясом)

Savory Crepes - Delicious crepes filled with beef & mushroom filling. They're great as a make ahead or freezer meal. Make them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner - they will be a hit any time of day! by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

As you thought I was done with my crepe mania here I bring you yet another recipe that involves crepes. This time its a super delicious savory rolled crepe filled with mushrooms, beef vegetable sauté and some round rice for good measure. Some might even call them Rissoles, but I grew up calling it Блинчики [...]

Bacon Wrapped Potato

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes - Potato pieces, tossed in BBQ sauce and lovingly wrapped in smoked bacon, then roasted to crispy golden perfection. By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes – Potato pieces, tossed in BBQ sauce and lovingly wrapped in smoked bacon, then roasted to crispy golden perfection.

Choux Pastry Buttermilk Crepes

Choux Pastry Buttermilk Crepes - one special trick and these crepes become virtually tear free with a wonderful lustrous sheen and chewy texture. They're good with anything, but condensed milk might be the easiest and one of the most delicious ways to devour these Choux Pastry Buttermilk Crepes. By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

With several of my latest posts being for crepe recipes you can see that I’ve been on a crepe kick lately. Today I wanted to share a recipe for buttermilk crepes that have a peculiar technique of making them. As you know, choux pastry (think of batter that makes cream puffs, eclairs) is just batter [...]

Stuffed Crepe & Egg Breakfast Casserole

Stuffed Crepe & Egg Breakfast Casserole - cheesy, melty goodness that's perfect as a make-ahead dish to serve for breakfast | LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

Looking through my feed yesterday and seeing about a bazzilion different versions of crepes, pancakes, blinis and such I was finally ready to have an idea I’ve carried for a while come to life. I’m a huge fan of crepes and lately have been making them pretty often. Couple years ago while devouring my serving [...]

Strawberry Marshmallow (Zefir) & Babyshower Dessert Table

Strawberry Marshmallow -naturally gluten free, light and airy these little confections are perfect for parties, or as a light dessert treat after dinner. by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

Valentines’ Day is just around the corner and I am here to share a Strawberry Marshmallow recipe, or Russian Zefir (zeh-feer) as we call it,  that I have borrowed from Lea’s Cooking blog. I made it for my sister’s babyshower last year and it was so delicious, so pretty that I couldn’t not come back and tell [...]

Chicken Mushroom & Potato Casserole

Chicken Mushroom & Potato Casserole – my whole family enjoys this delicious comfort food dish that’s as delicious as it is fancy. | LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

Chicken Mushroom & Potato Casserole – my whole family enjoys this delicious comfort food dish that’s as delicious as it is fancy.