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Paris Brest for French Fridays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Paris-Brest

Paris – what? I hear you asking about the name of this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Paris-Brest, p 475).  Basically, it’s a large choux-pastry ring, filled with crème pâtissière, created in 1891 to commemorate the Paris–Brest bicycle race. It’s supposed to represent a bicycle wheel and apparently became popular with riders on the […]

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Galette des rois for January 6 on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Galette des rois

It’s January 6th! Do you know what that means? Well, apart from being “back to work day” for many of us (myself included), it’s Epiphany. Epipha-what? I hear you asking…  Epiphany – January 6th – celebrates the visit to the baby Jesus by the Three Kings (the Magi), hence the name of the treat that […]

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Ontario apples French apple tart on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French apple tarts

Are you like me and associate apples with the Fall? Perhaps it’s the teacher in me – I always think of apples as being a September “thing” – but did you realise that in Ontario, apples are available nearly year round? Nope, me neither until quite recently. I also hadn’t realised how many different types […]

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Chocolate shortbread squares with salted caramel on eatlivetravelwrite.com

What’s cooking? Salted caramel chocolate squares

Ah the holidays. It’s such a great excuse to get baking, right? So many events to bring goodies to and so many reasons to make something a little more special than you favourite everyday cookies or treats. For this month’s Kraft Canada #whatscooking assignment, amongst all the great holiday recipes, I couldn’t go past dessert. […]

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Orange Almond Tuiles for French Fridays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Almond Orange Tuiles

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe is a lesson in why it always pays to read the recipe all the way through before you go to start it. I’m definitely getting better about this but sometimes if I am on a roll (i.e. I have successfully made 5 different dishes, both sweet and savoury, […]

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