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French Fridays with Dorie: Cocoa sablés

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie introduced me to cocoa sablés (pp 402-403) – basically a chocolate shortbread, studded with finely chopped dark chocolate. It’s buttery and melts in your mouth, even cut thick like Dorie suggests (she calls them “substantial”), though she does say that if you cut them thinner, you can make ice […]

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I’m away from my blog for Mardi Gras…. over on Mad about Macarons!

Yeah yeah yeah, it’s Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday. The day I used to dread when I was little because, you just KNOW that other little kids delighted in calling me “Fat Tuesday”. In any case, I’m kinda sorta over that and instead of sulking in a corner, I am embracing Mardi Gras and celebrating – […]

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Damper for Australia Day

Happy Australia Day!  Well it doesn’t feel like much of an Australia Day to me though it’s for sure much balmier than one might expect of Toronto on January 26th ;)  to mark the occasion, I present to you: more bread. Damper (Australian soda bread), to be exact.  For those of you who read my […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Quatre quarts

With only four ingredients (in equal quantities of each), this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (p 434) was a cinch to whip up.  “Quatre quarts” – four quarters in French – is a French version of the traditional pound cake. Of course, it being January and all, I didn’t think Neil and I needed […]

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Abby Dodge’s peasant boule for January #baketogether

See that up there ^^^^^ Yes, that’s bread. Baked by me. I know, I know, it’s not really that impressive, but if you consider the last time I posted about bread, well, I have come a really long way….  Oh sure, I can make macarons but bread and yeasted breads in particular have always eluded […]

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