This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is all about simplicity. This Brown Butter and Vanilla Bean Weekend Cake (p6) is a great advertisement for simple ingredients shining. Butter, flour, vanilla bean, heavy cream, eggs and sugar. You pretty much can’t go wrong, can you? The smell of this cake was enough to permeate my what-seem-to-be […]
For this week’s French Fridays with Dorie post we’re doing something a little different. Every year for the past three years, we’ve had a French Fridays with Dorie holiday card exchange (organized by the fabulous Alice) and this year we were asked to include a special recipe in with each card. Today, many of the […]
If you read this blog on a regular basis you’ll know that I set the bar pretty high for myself and my Petits Chefs. I’m serious about teaching these guys cooking skills and techniques that will serve them later in life. And while a lot of our focus is on savoury meals and dishes, I […]
Those of you who have been following my blog for a while now will know that I am the master of minifying recipes – especially when it comes to dessert. You’ll know that since it’s only Neil and me at home, we can’t possibly eat all the food I make for the blog and you’ll […]
If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past 4+ years teaching Les Petits Chefs and the Cooking Basics boys to cook, it’s that pastry holds a strange fascination for kids. I often joke that I should bring pastry to my French classes and let the boys roll and shape away since it seems to […]
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you might already know I am a huge fan of the Butter Baked Goods cookbook. It’s the cookbook that taught me how to make marshmallows and it’s the cookbook that my Cookbook Book Club cooked from earlier this year when we hosted an all-dessert party featuring […]
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