This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi is an exercise in understatement. It’s inspired by a gorgeous pâtisserie/ chocolatier/ tea room in Paris called Un Dimanche à Paris (I’ve actually been there – make sure I go each time I am in Paris (you can see a little peek in this post […]
Sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned. Say, for example when you plan on making your own birthday cake, read the recipe, figure it’s pretty simple, gather the ingredients and then go to pre-heat the oven and prepare your three cake tins. And realise that one of them is at work. And you have a […]
When I travel in France, one of the souvenirs I unfailingly haul home is cooking magazines. I don’t buy or subscribe to that many these days but I love to see what’s happening on the French culinary scene. On my recent trip, as soon as I saw this feature in Marmiton showing how to make […]
I’m a huge fan of hot chocolate and quite often around 3pm when my classes are done, I’ll indulge in a small cup to keep me going through the late afternoon. At my last job, I worked in two different buildings and en route from one building to the other, there was a Second Cup […]
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is one that works well with the festive season and is the sort of sweet treat you might expect to find in a beautiful French pâtisserie. Chestnuts always say “Christmas” to me and here, they are nestled in a rich chocolate ganache encased in a sweet, short pastry crust. […]
Today’s post speaks to my love of “minifying” dishes in order to be able to taste the biggest variety of flavours without committing myself to one dish. I think too often our holiday desserts tend to revolve around “big” desserts which I am obviously a fan of but sometimes I don’t want to choose just […]
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