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French Fridays: Last minute baking projects from Around my French Table and Baking Chez Moi for the holidays

I’m officially on holidays (and not a moment too soon!) and will be hanging out in France for the next two weeks. One of the things I like to do when I’m here to relax is bake. I know I hear some of you asking why on earth I would want to be baking when that’s something that I do “for work” through the year. Well, truth be told, baking *not* for the blog but for pleasure (or for other people) is my own personal kitchen yoga. I love nothing more that pottering around the kitchen trying new recipes or revisiting old favourites and in that spirit, for today’s French Fridays post, I bring you a few favourite holiday baking projects you might like to try from the Around my French Table archives.

First up, why not change up your holiday shortbread with these cocoa sablés

Don’t fancy those?How about a classic buttery shortbread dipped in chocolate?

Looking for something with holiday spices to make your house smell amazing? How about some classic speculoos cookies?

Dorie Greenspan stacked speculoos on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Interested in a more challenging baking project? How about trying your hand at tuiles?

Orange Almond Tuiles for French Fridays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comIf you’re all done your holiday cookie baking and are looking for something a little different for your holiday dessert, how about an orange-almond tart to end your festive meal (still one of my favourites from Around my French Table).

Dorie Greenspan orange almond tart close upIf you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, you might need something a little lighter for your holiday dessert -what about this fruity terrine for something completely different?

If the idea of a giant cookie for dessert sounds good, this Gâteau Basque (basically two giant cookies filled with jam) might be more your style…

Slice of Gateau Basque on eatlivetravelwrite.comPerhaps the most festive French dessert of all is a Bûche de Noël – here’s a gingerbread version that will wow your holiday guests (ok so this one is from Baking Chez Moi so technically it’s not a French Fridays archive but it’s too festive to not include!)

Dorie Greenspan gingerbread bûche de Noël from Baking Chez Moi for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comHowever and whatever you celebrate, I hope there is some holiday baking in your future over the next couple of weeks. It’s SO therapeutic!

Bonnes Fêtes!

(psst: looking for a last minute gift?)

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Buy Baking Chez Moi for yourself on Amazon (this link should bring you to the Amazon store in your country) or for free worldwide shipping, buy from The Book Depository. Then join us, baking our way through the book!

 

 

 

 

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One Response to French Fridays: Last minute baking projects from Around my French Table and Baking Chez Moi for the holidays

  1. Diane Zwang December 23, 2017 at 19:08 #

    Mardi enjoy your vacation, you deserve it. You have some great dessert selections. Some I have made and some not. I was considering the Orange-almond tart as I have an abundance of almond meal. Dorie’s speculoos were a hit in my house and the Gâteau Basque is my husband’s favorite.

    Merry Christmas!

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