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...]

The People in Jerusalem on Pentecost: Who Were They?

Pentecost 2

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem. At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd,but they were confused because each one heard them speaking in his own language.They were astounded, and in amazement they asked, “Are not all these people who are speaking Galileans?Then how does each of us hear them in his native language?We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites, inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and P … [Read more...]

Columbus’ Ship, Just Discovered Near Haiti, Was Dedicated to the Immaculate Conception

Santa Maria

Exciting news for underwater explorers:Underwater archeological explorer Brandon Clifford believes that he has discovered the remains of Christopher Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria, off the northern coast of Haiti.  The ship rests on a reef, just 10 to 15 feet below the water's surface.If it does turn out that the discovery is the Santa Maria, it will be one of the most significant underwater archeological discoveries in history.The Santa Maria was the largest of Columbus' … [Read more...]