St. Honoré Cake: The Pastry Named for a Saint

St Honore cake

Feeling hungry?  How about a St. Honoré cake? *     *     *     *     *The St. Honoré cake is named for St. Honoré, the patron saint of bakers and pastry chefs.  He lived in the sixth century and was the bishop of Amiens, in northern France.   Check it out:  This classic French dessert starts with a circle of puff pastry at its base, with a ring of pâte à choux (a light pastry dough) piped on the outer edge. After the base is baked, small cream puffs are dipped into caramelized sug … [Read more...]

Prayer to a “Demon God”? Bryan Fisher Denigrates Historic Vatican Peace Summit

Pope Francis watches as two enemies embrace in the Vatican Gardens

Bryan Fischer has a message for Pope Francis.  The Holy Father should not, according to Fischer, have allowed Muslim prayers to come from the Vatican because they were praying to a "demon god."Fischer, radio host and director of issues analysis for the ultra-right wing American Family Association, was criticizing the Pope's historic outreach to Israeli President Shimon Perez and Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas, who were invited to pray and speak for peace at the Vatican. *     *     *     * … [Read more...]