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 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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Posted on Thursday, 5th August 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

I love cooking breakfast on the weekends especially Chocolate French Toast.  I love the wonderful aromas that linger throughout the house, bacon frying, onions sauteing, butter simmering, freshly grated cinnamon for the french toast and of course the sweet aroma

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A close up photo of 3 pieces chocolate french toast.
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Posted on Monday, 7th June 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

Cannoli Siciliani has to be, in my opinion, the ultimate Italian pastry. The shells should be covered in bubbles to give you the most amazing crispy texture. The filling is absolutely divine! How could you go wrong with silky, whipped

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A close up photo of Cannoli Siciliani Pastries on a silver tray lined with white doilies.
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Posted on Tuesday, 27th April 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

The Good – Classic Blackberry Financiers, The Bad – Orange Zeppole.  The Financiers have become a new family favourite.  It will make a great addition to our Italian Wedding Cookie Tray. It’s been quiet around the house the last two

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A close up photo of Zeppole inside a pink patterned paper fold.
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Posted on Wednesday, 21st April 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

Cicerchiata is one of my favourite Italian desserts, so light and fluffy.  It has many names, Struffoli, Pignolata and Chiacchiere just to name a few, depending on the region you hail from. My family is from Monteferrante, a small town

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A close up photo of a light blue bowl containing cicerchiata, small sweet pastry balls coated with chocolate honey.
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