Linda’s List: David’s Angel Food Cake

6 26 2012

What’s on Linda’s List this Summer?

Bake Aunt Julia’s Angel Food Cake with Rose Jam and Coconut!

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David Monn's secret reciepes as seen in Black Ink published by Departures.

David Monn’s secret reciepes as seen in Black Ink published by Departures.

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Accessories Spotlight: Judith Leiber Macaron

Celebrating the latest from Judith Leiber with our own confection

4 25 2012

Judith Leiber Macaron, 212 872 2872

 

A confession: we have a serious sweet tooth here at Bergdorf Goodman.  And nothing’s quite as delectable as Judith Leiber’s latest pillbox collection fashioned in the manner of our favorite afternoon sweet, the French Macaron. View More

Holiday Sweet: Fleur de Sel Cheesecake

Linda's assistant shares a favorite holiday recipe

12 1 2011

Here it is. Finally. In all it’s glory. The ever so anticipated Fleur de Sel Cheesecake recipe that I tweeted about on Thanksgiving. I know you all were drooling, don’t lie. Truth is, cheesecake baking always sounds difficult but actually it is quite easy and incredibly rewarding. So what are you waiting for? Plan a dinner party! A Cocktail Party! A Birthday Party! Whatever it is, this is cause for a celebration. Get baking! This cake is sure to impress. View More

Nanette Lepore’s Candy Girl

11 22 2011

Nanette Lepore Candy Girl Sketch

The holiday season is upon us… which means it’s time to be extra jolly & sweet.  Join us in the store this season and you may just meet one of our chicly-dressed Candy Girls.  While they’re busy sharing delights typically enjoyed by Santa, pause to appreciate their dress, designed just for the occasion by  Nanette Lepore.

To celebrate this sweet feat, Nanette shares one of her favorite holiday recipes with 5th/58th.

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5 Questions with Peter Som

11 4 2011

Did you know? Peter Som is an excellent chef. Enjoy Peter’s recipe of Panko Fried Oysters prepared for Fashion’s Night Out a few years ago! Serves 12 12 Large Shucked Oysters 1 Egg ¼ Teaspoon Salt pinch Pepper dash of 5-spice powder. 1 tablespoon water 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs 1 cup flour vegetable oil for frying …

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Summer Crush: Strawberries

BG Restaurant reveals their favorite recipes

6 22 2011

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Strawberries

Summertime has officially begun. And if yesterday’s 15-hours of daylight didn’t remind you of this glorious realization, then perhaps a quick trip to the Farmers’ Market will.  With longer, warmer days, the local farms are impressing us with seasonal delights that range from tart cherry stomp to the sweetest of the season: fresh strawberries.  Actually better when small, strawberries are a close cousin to the rose and can range from sweet to tart.  And, while quite delicious on their own, we quite enjoy dipping them in Ronnybrook Farm’s Creme Fresh (while enjoying Central Park’s pastoral views, of course).  Still, there are other ways to enjoy this bold fragaria, so we coaxed our chef at BG Restaurant to share a few of his favorite recipes.  Bon Appetit! View More

Cheers!

Serving up the latest cocktail, inspired by Spring's brightest polish

4 15 2011

 

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This season is all about colorful cocktails, and BG Restaurant has a Passion Fruit Mimosa recipe inspired by Chanel’s new Le Vernis Nail Colour in Mimosa that is sure to impress! So grab your champagne glasses and get ready to say “Cheers!”.

 

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Cake

Inspired by the Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2011 Collection, we asked Isaac to share his favorite cake recipe with you....

Isaac Mizrahi shares his confectionary favorites

3 15 2011

Isaac Mizrahi Cake

I just want to get married so I can have a Sylvia Weinstock cake!  For all other occasions, I love Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken and of course the fabulous Buddy Valastro — Isaac Mizrahi

ISAAC MIZRAHI’S STRAWBERRY CREAM CAKE

Yield: 1 four-layer cake
Serves

 

for cakes:
12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1½ cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
6 large egg whites (¾ cup)
¾ cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 9-inch diameter by 1½ -inch deep round cake pans, buttered and bottoms lined with parchment or waxed paper

 

for cream icing:
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
2-3 quarts strawberries, stems removed, mashed
¼ cup sugar
2-2½ cups heavy cream, cold

Set a rack at the middle level of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar for about 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Combine egg whites, milk and vanilla extract. Add ⅓ of the flour mixture to butter mixture then add half the milk mixture. Continue to alternate beginning and ending with flour mixture. Scrape bowl and beater often. Pour batter into prepared pan(s) and smooth top with a metal spatula. Bake cake(s) about 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center emerges clean. Cool in pan on a rack for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a rack, remove paper and let cool completely. Slice each cake in half horizontally with a serrated knife, creating 4 layers.

While cakes are in the oven, prepare the cream icing.

 

Bloom gelatin according to package directions (mix with ¼ cup water and allow to sit for 5 minutes). Mix ½ cup mashed strawberries with bloomed gelatin. In a small saucepan combine sugar and remaining mashed strawberries. Heat over low heat for a few minutes to melt sugar. Allow to cool at room temperature. Whip heavy cream with a mixer for about 5 minutes until just forming stiff peaks. Mix the gelatin mixture with the sugar-strawberry mixture and gently fold into whipped cream. Chill in refrigerator for about one hour until cool, but not fully set.

 

To assemble, place one cake layer on a serving platter and spread with a generous amount of strawberry icing. Repeat layering cake and icing until all layers are used and frost the outside of the cake. Transfer the finished cake to the refrigerator until ready to serve.  Enjoy!

 


 

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