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Pastelería Ideal, Mexico City

A short (on words) post today to introduce you to the wonders of the Mexican pastelería – specifically, the Pastelería Ideal we found ourselves in on our first afternoon in Mexico.  Lured in by fabulous baking smells and a huge crowd of people, we spent quite a while in there, looking, not buying, intrigued by […]

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Nutella lamingtons for World Nutella Day 2011

I can’t believe it’s World Nutella Day again!  Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso host “World Nutella Day 2011″ (the FIFTH instlment!) – a day to celebrate,  get creative with, and most importantly, eat Nutella.  It only seems like yesterday I was whipping up a marbled Nutella cheesecake with molten Nutella sauce […]

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Daring Bakers January: Entremets (dessert)

The January 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Astheroshe of the blog accro. She chose to challenge everyone to make a biscuit joconde imprimé to wrap around an entremets dessert. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you will know that generally speaking I make tiny tiny amounts of the Daring Bakers’ […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Michel Rostang’s double chocolate mousse cake

Well there had to be a first, right? A first recipe for French Fridays with Dorie that didn’t work out quite as expected. I mean, it didn’t taste bad – in fact it tasted amazing. It just didn’t do what it was supposed to and didn’t look like it did in the book. Still, it […]

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Semolina cake from Around my French Table on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Caramel-topped semolina cake

It’s funny – when I lived in France, I missed the most inane things. Amongst which were cake mixes. Now before you get on my back about “real food”, I have two caveats to offer: 1. I was very young. 2. I lived in a teeny tiny chambre de bonne (basically a glorified cupboard on […]

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