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French Fridays: Strawberry Cream Puffs

One of my absolute favourite French pastries to make is choux pastry. So easy (sssh!) and so versatile because you can make either sweet or savoury iterations – the possibilities for filling and topping choux puffs or éclairs is endless! From the moment we made gougères for Week 1 of French Fridays with Dorie, I […]

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Dorie Greenspan apricot raspberry tart on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Apricot Raspberry Tart

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie post features gorgeous summer fruits in a dessert perfect for a warm summer’s evening (or, in this case, a cool-ish British summer night!).  Made with Dorie’s simple sweet shortcrust pastry, the crust can either be rolled out or pressed into the tart pan (we used a glass pie dish because […]

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Easy creme brulee recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Crème brûlée

Good morning, from France, even! And yes, it’s Friday. So shouldn’t I be posting a recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table? Sadly, after nearly 5 years, that project is over We posted our last recipe from the book on May 22nd, then our final post about our experiences last week. So this week, […]

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Dorie Greenspan strawberry shortcake from baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Strawberry Shortcakes, Franco-American Style

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi is a lightened up version of strawberry shortcakes and it’s perfect for the summer and taking advantage of lovely local strawberries. This “Franco-American style” strawberry shortcake uses a ladyfinger batter to create the “cakes” meaning it’s much lighter than a regular shortcake (so, does that […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: La fin

All good things must come to an end, or so they say. Today marks the last time I will post about Around my French Table for the French Fridays with Dorie group. Oh I am sure the group will re-convene in some other iteration. I am absolutely certain I will post about Dorie and her […]

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Rhubarb clafoutis on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Rhubarb clafoutis

Clafoutis (say it with me: kla-foo-tee). It’s one of those dishes I tend to forget about too often. Part custard, part cake, part flan this dish hails from the Limousin region in France and is traditionally made using whole black cherries with their pits still in. A custard is poured around the fruit and baked […]

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