For the most part, I'd like to think, butter tree is pretty down to earth. I write about the everyday scenes in my kitchen and around my table. I cook to nourish, to indulge, and to celebrate. But every now and then, I give myself over to a wildly impractical, days-long baking project, just for the fun of it. So I'm a bit of a culinary-technique geek, okay? Here is the record of my forays.

Fig Butter and Chocolate
Hermé's Avocat-Citron
Hermé's Frivolité
Hermé's à la Truffe Noire
Hermé's Americano Pamplemousse
Hermé's Praliné à L'ancienne

Momofuku Milk Bar
Apple-pie Layer Cake
Bagel Bombs
Carrot-cake Truffles
Cereal Milk Ice Cream
Chocolate-chip Layer Cake
Chocolate-malt Layer Cake
Peanut Butter Cookies
Saltine Panna Cotta

Tartine Bread