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Decorating cookies with Adell Shneer of Art to Eat Cookies and Les Petits Chefs

Les Petits Chefs learn the Art of Cookies with Adell Shneer

I am a lucky, lucky girl. First of all, when I realised that I would be out of school this week at a training session, I asked my colleague Michelle if she would be comfortable taking care of Les Petits Chefs just for one day.  Generously, she agreed and then I thought it might be […]

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Olive sables Pierre Herme Dorie Greenspan Around my French Table French Fridays with Dorie

French Fridays with Dorie: Pierre Herme’s Olive Sables

Having been skeptical before, then pleasantly surprised by a savoury sablé (David Lebovitz’ seaweed sablés) on another French Friday, this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Pierre Herme’s Olive Sables, p 12)was one I was looking forward to a lot. Salty olives in a sweet shortbread – has to be be good, right? To be […]

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Linzer Cookies Alfajores Pesche Shortbread cookies at Bonnie Gordon College Toronto

A sweet trip around the world at Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to participate in the “International Cookies” class at Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary** Arts – part of the Part Time Bakery Essentials Certificate.  A unique programme designed for students who wish to study baking and pastry arts part-time, the course teaches skills and techniques for making various cakes, cupcakes, […]

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lemon melting moment cookies

The French Fridays with Dorie St Valentine’s Day cookie exchange!

Yes it’s St Valentine’s Day! I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of this Hallmark holiday (growing up in Australia, it definitely did not have the hype it does in North America), although I love baking sweet treats for my friends, colleagues and Mr Neil. But it doesn’t need to be St […]

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Thomas Keller in Toronto and TK-Os (Thomas Keller Oreos)

Oreos. Something I didn’t grow up eating. Something I don’t particularly like. At least not the packaged version. So when I got the chance to try Thomas Keller’s version from the Bouchon Bakery Cookbook, I couldn’t wait.  The kind folks at Thomas Allen provided me with a sneak peek of the cookbook (you can get […]

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