Posted on Friday, 21st June 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

Cronuts – the new doughnut craze. There’s been so much hype about pastry chef, Dominique Ansel’s new croissant doughnut creation that it’s inspired me to try and replicate them. The new doughnut is part flaky pastry, and part cream-filled doughnut, how could I

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Photo of two Croissant Doughnuts, one cut in half exposing the many interior layers.
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Posted on Friday, 15th February 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

The elementary school I attended as a little girl is located directly across the street from my childhood home. I shared with you yesterday that everyone in the neighbourhood knew when my mother was making bread because the aroma escaped

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A close up photo of Brioche à Tête au Chocolat on a round wooden cutting board with one roll cut in half showing the chocolate interior.
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Posted on Thursday, 14th February 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

For a long time I prepared yeasted dough using the stand mixer but lately I prefer to prepare it using the traditional method, by hand. There’s something about the process of kneading dough that I find so comforting and relaxing.

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A close up photo of the interior of Brioche Cinnamon Bread.
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Posted on Friday, 7th December 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

Have you ever indulged in the thick creaminess of Italian Hot Chocolate? With this cold weather I thought I would share one of the most enticing hot beverages enjoyed in bars across Italy. Bar, hot chocolate? May seem like an

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A picture of Potato Zeppole rolled in cinnamon sugar displayed on a white cake stand.
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Posted on Friday, 26th October 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

Viennoiserie is the term given to yeasted dough sweetened with sugar and enriched with butter and eggs. The two main classifications of Viennoiserie are laminated and non-laminated dough. Danish Pastries and Croissants fall in the laminated category whereas Brioche, Pan

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A photo of Cherry Danishes drizzled with icing cooling on a wire rack.
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Posted on Wednesday, 22nd February 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

My sister, Connie, brought me not one, not two, but three delicious Italian treats in the past week, Lasagna, Cicerchiata (Italian Honey Balls) and these amazing Sweet Rolls, Pagnottini. Connie met me at the fabric store on one of my endless

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A cropped photo of Italian Pastry Buns arranged in a row on a white, rectangle-shaped dish.
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Posted on Friday, 5th August 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

Bomboloni, fluffy pillows of rich and tender fried pastry dough rolled in sugar and filled with velvety Crema Pasticcera {Italian Pastry Cream}, fresh and warm out of the oven.  Have I enticed you to indulge?  One thing’s for certain –

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A photo of Bomboloni alla Crema, Italian Cream-Filled Donuts.
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Posted on Friday, 6th May 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

It’s Sunday morning and there’s a scrumptious, mouth-watering aroma wafting throughout the house. You follow your nose to the kitchen to find light, tasty dough; deliciously gooey cinnamon-sugar filled Cinnamon Rolls covered with umptuous cream cheese frosting.  You enjoy these

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A photo of 3 Cinnamon Rolls fresh out of the oven on non-stick baking paper with an offset spatula off to the side.
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