Woo Hoo! This is the first recipe the Baked Sunday Mornings team is baking from the brand new“Baked Occasions” cookbook by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito! This occasion is especially exciting because several of us tested Matt & Renato’s recipes right in our home kitchens. It was so much fun and the hardest secret to keep! We couldn’t even tell each other what we were baking and our notes and photos were being collected by our sweet leader, Sheri of Pork Cracklins, and being sent directly to the Gentlemen Bakers. Talk about intimidating! And, I really drove my poor husband crazy trying to take the perfect photo of each item. One of the recipes we tested were these beautiful Election Palmiers. They’re light, crisp, flavorful, and delicious. The sugar on top bakes up cruchy and caramel-ly. The beauty and elegance of these cookies belies how really easy they are to make. I remember pastries like this at lots of cafes and bakeries when I was growing up in Italy. Palmiers are best enjoyed freshly made with a cup of coffee or tea.
“Baked Occasions” is organized by months, and – you guessed it – occasions! In true Gentleman Bakers’ style, every occasion calls for a baked celebration. This book is fun and we’d love it if you’d join us in baking our way through it. Just grab a copy of the book and follow the schedule here! And, the most exciting thing, is that my photo is on page 266 as one of the “Badass Recipe Testers!”
And, oh by the way, I just put the St. Patrick’s Drunk Bundt Cake in the oven!
|Photos courtesy of Dafna of Stellina Sweets|
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