Chicons au gratin

As many of you who read this blog regularly know, one of my favourite things to do is try to recreate dishes I discover on my travels once I am home.  Today in my third post for Liberté, I’m recreating a classic Belgian dish – Chicons au gratin – basically endives wrapped in ham, slathered […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Cocoa sablés

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie introduced me to cocoa sablés (pp 402-403) – basically a chocolate shortbread, studded with finely chopped dark chocolate. It’s buttery and melts in your mouth, even cut thick like Dorie suggests (she calls them “substantial”), though she does say that if you cut them thinner, you can make ice […]

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Macarons at Nadege in Toronto

Macaron Day 2012 (Toronto)

You have NO idea how excited I was to find out that Le Jour du Macaron was finally coming to Toronto this year. Hurrah!  After reading posts like these about all the fun my friends were having during New York’s Macaron Days, I couldn’t wait to participate.  Better still, it was taking place in my […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie: Irish Soda Bread

What’s more appropriate than  something Irish for the month of March?  This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Irish Soda Bread, was hosted by Carla of Chocolate Moosey and Cathleen of My Culinary Mission and was a perfect recipe for me to try out, hot on the heels of last month’s Tuesdays with Dorie (white loaves), […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Cheese soufflé

Dorie warns us that “the drama is fleeting” with this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe – cheese soufflé (pp 150 – 151). I know this about soufflés, I mean who doesn’t?  As per my usual modus operandi, I down sized the recipe to what I thought would make two tiny soufflés – one for […]

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Why do my macarons have hollow shells? A work in progress.

(NEW: Check out my “how to” videos and  macaron help page with info about where I buy my supplies – ingredients and equipment!) Right so I mentioned in Monday’s post about the Italian meringue method for macarons that I had been having issue with my French meringue macarons recently. Oh they look fine. They look […]

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