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Maple & Nutmeg mini madeleines

I made these for the first time a few months ago for my son’s 2nd birthday and they were just a treat. It’s the perfect bite-sized cake to go with your cup of espresso, or small bowl of ice-cream. I baked these mini madeleines again yesterday while my friend Sookie came to visit from Marseille….

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Pain au Lait

Pain au Lait

Following on from my interest in baking homemade bread again, the pain au lait (milk bread) was the next recipe on my to-try list after the choc chip filled bread buns. I adapted the recipe from Poires au Chocolat somewhat as I don’t own a bread machine and needed to mix and knead the dough…

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Chocolate chip filled bread buns

It’s been a while (like years!) since I’ve baked any homemade bread, until today… and I can’t describe just how *good* the scent of freshly baked bread smells when it starts wafting out of the oven! So what’s better to start with than a basic white bread recipe filled with chocolate yummy goodness? Here is…

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Patisserie Weekend

To celebrate my hubby’s birthday on Friday, I decided to look up some layered cake recipes that involved chocolate, chocolate… and more chocolate – being the two chocoholics that we are! I ended up picking out 2 recipes: the Chocolate Simnel Cake from Poires au Chocolat and the Tiramisu Cake from Pastry Affair. The problem…

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Pancake Twin-Tower Stack

Father’s Day

It was so wonderful to be there in person to celebrate my dad’s birthday and Father’s Day this year. It’s a rare occasion to be able to do that when we live so far away. So for the morning of Father’s Day last Sunday I made my family their favourite – pancakes! As I was…

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Choc Chip Cookies

Nothing like home-baked cookies

Need I say more? The smell of freshly baked cookies wafting out of the oven and filling the house with that wonderful aroma which dances around the tip of your nose. Just that alone is enough to make me salivate but of course no one in their right mind is going to just sit there…

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Charlotte au Chocolat et Poire

A Weekend of Patisserie

My husband is one talented guy! We’re both suckers for chocolate – and what else is there better to make than something with chocolate in it to bring to our friends’ place for dessert? A “Charlotte au Chocolat et Poire”. A meringue based cake, layered with dark chocolate mousse, a jelly of pear and white…

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Double Choc Chip Muffins

Food Photography

It’s been a while that I’ve put anything new on my blog because well… I’ve just been slacking! That, and 1st trimester woes have kept me from being motivated to get out and about – especially early in the mornings. For those who don’t know I’m also a big fan of baking and all things…

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