Friday, October 12, 2007

Cinnamon Buns

We're happy little buns!

From "The Bread Baker's Apprentice" - that's me! It says not to roll the dough out too thin or else the buns will be tough. I don't eat cinnamon buns generally so I have nothing to compare these to. They seem to be light enough though.

So sexy.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Basil Ice Cream

Recipe from Epicurious:

It was creamy and good. One of the better ice creams I've made so far. There's the mind contradiction element - wow, this is savory but in a deliciously sweet frozen cream form. A bit like desserts made with rosewater.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Tango Orchestra Notes

Patcho: folksy, simple, no melody, flutes

Canaro: simple, sweet violins, introduced double bass, if you can't place it then it might be Canaro

Firpo: introduced piano, early, carnival?

Fresedo: trained diSarli and Canaro, had classical training

deCaro: simple but every phrase has a different character and style, element of suspense throughout song, mood keeps changing, wound up like spring

Biagi: crisp piano, pianist for D'Arienzo, strong emphasis on upbeats