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Jamie Oliver tea party fairy cakes being iced on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs make Jamie Oliver’s tea party fairy cakes for St Valentine’s Day

It’s not often the Petits Chefs get to make sweet treats “just because” but I felt that this week, I owed it to their mums to show them how to make awesome cupcakes from scratch, in the hopes that some of the boys might use our day off tomorrow to whip up a batch as […]

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Flourless hazelnut chocolate cake on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Flourless chocolate-hazelnut cake for World Nutella Day 2014

Did you know – today is World Nutella Day!  Once again, Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso are hosting “World Nutella Day 2014″ (the eighth instalment!) – a day to celebrate,  get creative with, and most importantly, eat Nutella. This is my fifth year participating in World Nutella Day – in 2010 […]

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Decorated éclairs on eatlivetravelwrite.com

The Art of the Eclair at Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts

I’m a HUGE fan of éclairs. Actually I am a huge fan of choux pastry – it’s so versatile – you can make éclairs and profiteroles, gougères or fancier desserts like Paris-Brest.  But as well as being a huge fan of making choux pastry, I love to eat it. A lot. Eclairs are something I’ll […]

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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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