Posted on Thursday, 31st March 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

Breakfast pastries never last very long in our home especially fruit-filled pastries with a creamy cheese layer.  Out of pure necessity I decided on Strawberry-Cream Cheese Pastries.  Why?  I’ve never been able to walk by a stand of beautifully displayed

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A photo taken looking down on Cheese Danishes with fresh strawberries displayed on parchment paper.
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Posted on Friday, 18th February 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

This week has been an especially difficult week and I wanted to bake something extra special.  I thought I was entitled to indulge a little and I decided to make Yeasted Chocolate Coffee Cake. When I think of comfort food,

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A photo of a loaf of Chocolate Cake Coffee.
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Posted on Friday, 4th February 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

I love Donuts!  And I love pastries!  And I am a self-professed Chocoholic. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that my favourite all-time donut is a Boston Cream Donut.  Ah! Sweet and light, cream-filled pillows, glazed with lush chocolate

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A photo of a Heart-Shaped Boston Cream Donut on a small, white cake stand.
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Posted on Saturday, 29th January 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

You already know I’m a huge lover of Italian Pastries. What you may not know (because I’ve hardly talked about it) there’s another pastry in my life. It’s true.  I’ve been unfaithful to my beloved Italian pastries.  I’m also a

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A photo of a bowl of Pain Au Chocolat (Chocolate Croissants) made from homemade Pâte Croissant (Croissant Dough).
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Posted on Wednesday, 29th December 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

My sister, Connie stopped by the other day with a platter of Malasadas. Malasadas are Portuguese-styled raised doughnuts.  The Malasada doesn’t look like a typical doughnut because unlike typical doughnuts, Malasadas don’t have holes in the middle.  Connie made the

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A close up photo of Malasadas, a Portuguese-styled raised doughnut.
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Posted on Friday, 3rd September 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

I’ve always wanted to learn how to make doughnuts at home but found the task a little daunting, until now.  I started experimenting with Donna Hay’s recipes in the last couple of months and every recipe I’ve made has turned

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A photo of 4 chocolate glazed doughnuts with one suspended in the air.
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