| Feb 21, 2010
The glass case at Maria Grammatico's Pasticceria del Convento in the hilltop town of Erice displays treasures worthy of a Swiss bank.
Cannoli, filled with fresh ricotta, is just the best known variety. When you make a closer study, you discover a world...
| Nov 28, 2010
Here are more sweet destinations around the country known for their gingerbread creations.
One of the biggest gingerbread competitions in the U.S. takes place in Asheville, N.C., at the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. It brings tens of thousands of people...
| Dec 2, 2010
| 5:30 PM
As a small child, Dagmarette Yen remembers sitting on the kitchen countertop, diligently watching her mother whip up Danish holiday recipes that had been passed on through her family for generations, eager to get her little hands dirty.
| Mar 2, 2011
Fragipane filling for pop tarts
Total time: 5 minutes
Servings: Makes about 1 cup, or enough for 8 pop tarts
Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipes from this week's Food section, please...
| Nov 23, 2011
Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Pastry for 9-inch tart pan
1/2 pound blanched almonds
2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
1 tablespoon Oloroso or...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 4:02 PM
Long before gaudy, gooey cupcakes became America’s default dessert, there was Lutz Olkiewicz. During his 25 years at the Drake Hotel, Chicago's grand master of sugar created delicate pastries, elegant cakes and intricately decorated tortes. ...
| Dec 3, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Delicious when freshly baked, this citrusy sweet loaf of Marzipan stollen can be made ahead to let the flavors mellow for several days. Here's your recipe. (You know what would be really decadent? Using some leftover slices for French toast!)......
| Dec 8, 2009
| 9:33 PM
If you thought presidential dog walker was an oddly specific job title, how about presidential dog replica pastry chef? OK, so executive pastry chef Bill Yosses' job consists of a little more than just crafting miniature Portuguese water dogs out......
| Apr 27, 2009
| 6:01 PM
Dotted with crumbs and dripping with oil, the field of battle was left soiled and strewn with casualties -- cheese rinds, stale crusts, splatters of mustard -- a thousand miniature monuments to the epic struggle that had occurred Saturday afternoon at Los...
| Nov 3, 2008
| 6:18 PM
In late October, I drove up north to visit my daughter and her family in Santa Cruz. After lunching downtown one day, Dinah and I walked over to the Museum of Art and History. She led me to her favorite exhibit, which featured the daily life of Santa...
| Dec 18, 2007
| 1:35 PM
Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes, plus rising and proofing time
Servings: 16 to 20 (8 to 10 per loaf)
Note: From Donna Deane.
1/2 cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup dried currants
1 cup diced mixed candied citrus peel ( 1/4 -inch dice)
1/2 cup candied...