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Duck fat cookies from My Paris Kitchen on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Duck Fat Cookies from My Paris Kitchen

The recipe for Cook the Book Fridays from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen was an intriguing use of duck fat. We’ve used this ingredient before, notably in duck fat potatoes, but I’ve never baked a sweet item with duck fat before. These are simple slice and bake cookies that come together pretty easily – note […]

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Dorie Greenspan Cast-Iron Pan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Cast-Iron Pan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was a big old chocolate chip cookie bar with some dried apricots and coconut, baked in a cast-iron pan. An interesting concept (I’ve baked cakes in cast-iron skillets before but not cookie bars) and one I was not able to minify because I didn’t have a […]

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Easy creme brulee recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Kids make crème brûlée

Welcome to French Fridays where I’m so happy to be sharing a video of a classic French dessert (my fave… well, one of them…) – crème brûlée! This version was made by a group of my Grade 4 students as past of a research project where they choose classic French dishes and research the history […]

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Dorie Greenspan vanilla bean sables on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Vanilla Bean Sablés

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi – was a classic – Vanilla Bean Sablés (the most buttery shortbreads ever!), in Dorie’s words: “snappy around the edges, cakier in the centre” with a hint of saltiness. Sablé in French means “sandy” and the sandy texture (you can even see it pretty well […]

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Pistachio Berry Slims from Dories Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Pistachio-Berry Slims

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was a variation on old-style macarons (the kind that everyone can make!) – ground nuts, egg whites and sugar.  Dorie says: These are among the most elegant cookies I make. They have the looks of a confection you’d find in a Viennese pastry shop; the texture […]

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Dorie Greenspan mini baked Alaska on eatlivetraelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Black-and-White Baked Alaska

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi – Baked Alaska – is one I love to eat but which takes a fair bit of organisation to make. I’ve only ever made Baked Alaska once before (when, amusingly, I said I thought I might like to make it again but that was 7 […]

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