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Daring Bakers November: Crostata

The 2010 November Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Simona of briciole. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers to make pasta frolla for a crostata. She used her own experience as a source, as well as information from Pellegrino Artusi’s Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well. Ahem. I have a confession […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Caramel-topped semolina cake

It’s funny – when I lived in France, I missed the most inane things. Amongst which were cake mixes. Now before you get on my back about “real food”, I have two caveats to offer: 1. I was very young. 2. I lived in a teeny tiny chambre de bonne (basically a glorified cupboard on […]

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Les Petits Chefs: The inspiration

I know, I know, TWO Petits Chefs posts in the space of days.  But I wanted to take this opportunity to talk a little but about why I decided to start the cooking club in the first place.  Last November, I heard Jamie Oliver speak in Toronto (I wrote about it here), mainly about his […]

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Les Petits Chefs make healthy brown rice muffins

Last week in cooking club, my petits chefs helped me test one more recipe from my generous IFBC sponsor, USA Rice. I had been intrigued by the “Bountiful Brown Rice Muffins” ever since I saw the recipe and since I am always looking for healthy recipes the boys might be able (and want) to make […]

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International Incident Party: Salt

I admit this month’s International Incident Party stumped me a little. Salt. Huh. When you Google “Salt recipes”, you get about 23,100,000 results. Ok, then.  I put my thinking cap on… I really wanted a recipe that made salt the star.  I had a few ideas, mainly something with salted caramel. I toyed with macarons […]

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