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Memorial Day Flag Cake Recipe – #GlutenFree Gateau Marjolaine

on May 26th, 2013
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The Memorial Day Flag cake pictured was purchased from Whole Foods Market – but this recipe is from a 1990’s Bon Appetit Issue

8 servings

2 ¼ cups heavy whipping cream
21 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (do not exceed 61% cacao), chopped
½ cup raspberry preserves
2 tablespoons (¼ stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tablespoons kosher Concord grape wine

2 cups hazelnuts, toasted, husked, divided
½ cup plus 6 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon potato starch
4 large egg whites, room temperature
½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon almond extract
¼ teaspoon salt

1 ½-pint container raspberries

GANACHE: Bring cream to boil in heavy medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Add chocolate and stir until melted and smooth. Stir in preserves, butter, and wine. Cover and chill overnight. DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 days ahead. Keep chilled.

MERINGUE: Preheat oven to 275°F. Trace five 10×4-inch rectangles on 2 sheets of parchment paper. Invert parchment onto 2 baking sheets. Coarsely grind 1 cup hazelnuts in processor. Combine with ½ cup sugar and potato starch in medium bowl.

Using electric mixer fitted with clean dry beaters, beat egg whites in large bowl until foamy. Add lemon juice, both extracts, and salt; continue beating until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 6 tablespoons sugar and beat until egg whites are stiff and glossy. Gently fold in hazelnut-sugar mixture.

Place 1 cup meringue on parchment in center of 1 rectangle. Spread with small spatula to fill in rectangle. Repeat with remaining meringue and parchment. Bake until meringues are golden brown and just dry to touch, about 25 minutes. Cool on baking sheets. Carefully peel off paper (meringues will deflate slightly).

Place 1 meringue rectangle on 10×4-inch cardboard rectangle. Spread ½ cup ganache over meringue. Repeat layering with 3 more meringue rectangles and 11⁄2 cups ganache. Top with remaining meringue rectangle. Spread top and sides of marjolaine with ¾ cup ganache. Chill marjolaine until firm, about 1 hour.

Rewarm remaining ganache in heavy medium saucepan over very low heat just until melted, stirring constantly. Cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes. Place marjolaine on wire rack set over baking sheet. Spread some ganache over sides of marjolaine. Pour remaining ganache over top; smooth with spatula if necessary. Let stand at room temperature until glaze is set, about 30 minutes. Chop remaining 1 cup hazelnuts. Gently press hazelnuts onto sides of marjolaine. Decorate top with raspberries. Chill marjolaine 1 hour.

DO AHEAD: Can be made 3 hours ahead. Keep chilled.

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J Brand black leggings Angelina Jolie wears on Memorial Day weekend

on June 2nd, 2010
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The Brangelina crew are back in California. After shooting a movie in Italy for months now, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were back in the US for Memorial Day. They were spotted at a friends house on the beach in Malibu having drinks and chatting while their kids played on the beach. Angelina Jolie was seen wearing her usual black attire. Spotted on her were the J Brand 901 Legging in Pitch. Other celebrities like Kate Beckinsale and Fergie have also been spotted in these leggings.

The J Brand 901 Legging is a closet staple. An ultra lightweight denim legging, this piece has the closest fit, super skinny leg, and a low rise. 5-pocket styling. 

Find the J Brand 901 Leggings in Pitch here now.

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Shopbop 70% off Summer Sale on now

on May 8th, 2010
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Just in time for Father’s Day and summer beach weather. Buy all your summer fashions that you can wear right now into summer. Dresses, tops, jeans, sandals, bags, and everything else by all your favorite designers from Alexander Wang, Tory Burch reva ballerina flats, Loeffler Randall boots, Derek Lam, Ports 1961, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Juicy Couture, Rebecca Minkoff, J Brand, Paige Premium Denim, Joie, and so many others are on sale now.

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