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French Fridays with Dorie: Sugar-crusted French toast

I think I must be in the minority of folks this week – I know a lot of people were looking forward to this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (sugar-crusted French toast, p 418) but I’m just not a French toast kinda gal. I like the idea of French toast (and I don’t mind […]

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Madeleines from the Bouchon Bakery cookbook by Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel

Les Petits Chefs Cook the Books: Bouchon Bakery

Madeleines. Little spongey traditional French cakes, baked in a shell-shaped pan. Classique. Subject of much discussion in one recipe testing session last summer at La Cuisine Paris. As in, should they be baked for 7, 8 or 9 minutes? Did people prefer the lighter colour or more golden? So many questions. But oh, so delicious! […]

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Announcing Canada’s Inaugural National Cupcake Day for SPCAs and Humane Societies

Hi bakers and animal lovers! Did you know – the first-ever National Cupcake Day™ is set for Monday, February 25th2013, and you’re all invited to participate! Bake cupcakes, host a cupcake party, share cupcakes with family, friends and colleagues, and collect donations all in support of the SPCAs and Humane Societies across Canada. Initially launched […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Double chocolate and banana tart

Dear Dorie, Please forgive me for I have sinned completely changed up the French Fridays with Dorie recipe for Double Chocolate and Banana Tart (pp 467-468). I did plan on making it like it said to in the book, honest. In fact I was going to make it as my own birthday cake. But then […]

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Glimpses from a long weekend

Yup, it definitely feels like Spring has sprung!  We had apéritifs and TWO meals outdoors over Easter.  Here’s a few glimpses of our long weekend… Mini eggs were eaten… Champagne was consumed… And wine… We ate by candlelight… Ate some cheese… And ate dessert for breakfast… Along with freshly baked cinnamon buns… We made pasta […]

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A letter to Food Network Canada

A couple of weeks ago on Twitter, I noticed a tweet from @FoodNetworkCA about blogging for the Food Network Canada.  I headed on over to the site to read the announcement and have been working on my 300 word submission on and off since then. 300 words is short and I hope I have done […]

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