The final recipe of the second season of The Simply Luxurious Kitchen is one I have been excited to share with you as it was inspired by a delicious experience and meal I had the opportunity to enjoy this past summer at Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse in Berkeley.
While I can never replace the experience I will forever fondly remember at the restaurant, being able to recreate the dessert that punctuated a wonderful evening was been a curious pursuit of mine this past summer, and finally, I have figured out how to make it simply luxuriously.
With the help of Chez Panisse: Desserts Cookbook (1994) and more than a few tweaks and tries, the recipe I am sharing today is one that will utilize the fresh fruit from the summer season, provide a French twist on the classic cake (yeast is added!) and amplify the flavor with a mixture which includes a subtly delicious liqueur.
Savarin is a yeast cake that marries the delicious softness of a cake with the French expertise of flavors and finish. During today’s episode I will share the history behind the cake’s name which we now associate not only as the cake but the eponymously named pan it is baked in as well. Impress your guests and satiate your palette, and discover a new dessert that, if you are like me, will be part of your baking repertoire for years to come. Enjoy the episode below!
Thank you for watching this season’s episodes. Look for a new season to premiere next September (2020) with all new recipes inspired by not only my travels but my everyday life in Bend, Oregon. To view all of the episodes from both season 1 and season 2, click here.
I am always looking for viewers to share what they enjoy about the series as reviews are shared on The Simply Luxurious Kitchen homepage as well as much appreciated on iTunes if you listen to the vodcast on that medium as well. Until next season, be sure to visit the blog, tune into the podcast or pick up one of TSLL’s books (TSLL’s 2nd book, chapter 12 details how to step into your own kitchen and enjoy each experience as you improve your skills and know-how) as you cultivate your own unique simply luxurious life.
May you enjoy everyday in such a way that enables you to be yourself and share your talents, and may you enjoy your food and enjoy stepping into your kitchen. Bonne journée!
Links from the Episode:
- Dining at Chez Panisse
- Chez Panisse Desserts: A Cookbook by Lindsey R. Shere
- Savarin dishes of various sizes
- Classic Savarin 9 1/2″ pan, Sur la Table
- E. Dehillerin Savarin dishes (5 different sizes), where I purchased mine in Paris
~Cook & Share! I would love to share your Simply Luxurious Kitchen inspired experiences from your kitchen! Tag me on Instagram with @thesimplyluxuriouslife #tslkitchen and your post could appear on my Instagram feed. Many readers have already shared their meals inspired by recipes from TSLKitchen. Check out TSLL’s IG Story Highlights – titled, Viewers’ Recipes. And see the most recent shares since Season 1 wrapped up as viewers began to explore the recipes in their own kitchens.
Check out previous episode from Season 2 of The Simply Luxurious Kitchen
Episode #7, Season 2 — Sweet Potato, Chicken & Arugula Salad
Episode #6, Season 2 — French Croissants et Pain au Chocolat, Step by Step
Season 2 Premiere – Moules Marinière à la Crème
Season 2, Episode #2, My Friday Night Lemon Butter Shrimp Pasta
Season 2, Episode #3, Apple Tart Tatin, plus How to Polish Copper Simply & Easily
Season 2, Episode #4, Herbed Trout with Citron Beurre Blanc