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French Fridays: Speculoos

(Photo © Kyla Zanardi) You might think you’re over holiday baking but today I have a recipe you’ll want to make year-round. Spéculoos cookies are a Dutch and Belgian specialty, but they are often served in France, especially with coffee in cafés or restaurants. They are a wonderful cookie to make around Christmastime—your house will […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Alsatian Christmas Bread

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi is an easier version of fruitcake (and, bonus, doesn’t take weeks of prep!). It’s not a bread in the traditional sense of the word – it doesn’t have any yeast or flour – it’s just made from dried fruit and nuts. Basically you soak a […]

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French Fridays: Bûche de Noël from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen was a classic French holiday dessert – Bûche de Noël. David’s recipe makes a massive cake so I halved it, making enough for around 6-8 (which was shared between lucky neighbours last weekend!). I’ve made a Bûche de Noël once before […]

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Kids bake cookies for the holidays

Les Petits Chefs bake and swap cookies for the holidays!

What do you get when you cross 8 boys, four cookie recipes, 40 minutes work time and the third last day of school? If you were thinking “complete chaos”, you would be wrong. This week my Petits Chefs baked four different types of cookies in under 40 minutes (then spent the next 20 minutes while […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Greek Honey Dainties

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was Greek Honey Dainties. Dorie says: You may know these fabulous cookies as the Greek specialty melomdakarona, but the mother of my friend Connecticut chef Matt Wick likes to call them Honey Dainties. Whatever you call them, they’re kind of remarkable: the ingredient list looks plain […]

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Specialty cookbooks for the holidays

This is the last in my cookbook posts for the year and today I’m sharing a few fall releases that don’t fall in a neat category – kind of single subject but also books focussing on certain types of food or cooking. I challenge you to read through this list, though and not find one […]

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