Monthly Archives: January 2013

orange strawberry savarin

it was just.too.cold. single digits, ┬░Fahrenheit. yesterday was the coldest day since two years ago. it was too cold, our heater broke down.
it was too cold, the tv remote controls and my glucometer wouldn’t work. the smoke alarms were going berserk and bleating like a wet lamb. it was too cold i decided it was a good time to turn on the oven and actually bake something! i had bookmarked this orange strawberry savarin from yet another new cookbook.

orange strawberry savarin

orange strawberry savarin


ever browse through a cookbook in the store, and feel compelled to buy it because of just one recipe?
i have been religiously ignoring this dangerous impulse and putting the book down, even if it’s already on clearance or in the thrift/charity shop…i even watch that “Hoarding: Buried Alive” reality tv show as a sort of slap to my own face to make sure i haven’t gone mental and go surround myself with “stuff” to keep the real world away…but the savarin presented too much of a challenge, and flipping through the pages of “Desserts”, 2008 Readers’ Digest and McRae Books, i got weak-willed and squeezed out $4 from the wallet.
although. when i started the dough, i really thought this recipe was headed into the “doomed” file. what a sticky yucky mess! what? i have to knead it?! but i persevered, and good thing i did, because it is very delicious and destined for a permanent spot in the array of breakfast standbys. i warn you though: you must really like playing with dough…

and you’ll need a savarin pan or mold
a very sticky brioche style dough
recipe follows… Continue reading