Posted on Friday, 15th June 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

Apricots are so much better cooked than raw and roasting them in a poaching liquid of sweet white wine and vanilla intensifies the sweetness and flavour. Apricots with vanilla can only be described as a match made in heaven. It’s

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A close up photo of an Italian Pastry, Apricot Tart with Crema Diplomatica.
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Posted on Friday, 8th June 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

As promised, I’m finally sharing my recipe for Mango Cheesecake plated with Mascarpone Cream and fresh Fruit Salad. My memory is like a sieve these days. Liana’s social calendar seems to have taken off and she’s been requesting all kinds

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A photo of a slice of Mango Cheesecake plated on a black slate tile with Mascarpone Cream and Fruit salad.
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Posted on Friday, 27th April 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

For me, the best part of baking is the magnificent and inviting aroma lingering throughout the house. And it’s not just the amazing aroma that escapes from the oven when baking a cake like this Polenta Cake but it’s also

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A photo of Polenta Cake decorated with whipped Mascarpone Cream and Balsamic and Brown Sugar Strawberries.
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Posted on Friday, 3rd February 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

Crema Fritta alla Veneziana, Venetian Style Fried Cream, traditional street food enjoyed throughout Veneto, Italy, is going to knock your socks off! Fried desserts (in my opinion) are the ultimate indulgence (or is chocolate? hmm…) and this one is absolutely

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A photo of Crema Fritta alla Veneziana, Venetian Style Fried Cream, dusted with confectioners' sugar in a paper cone displayed on a dark wooden board.
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Posted on Friday, 13th January 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

I couldn’t have picked a better day to prepare this warm Pear Crostata, the snow is falling and it’s so cold outside.  I think it may be the only thing I enjoy about the winter season, indulging in what I

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A photo of an Italian Pear Tart with Chocolate Almond Frangipane in a green ceramic tart dish displayed on a cloth napkin on a wire rack.
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Posted on Friday, 1st July 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

Happy Canada Day!  What am I serving for dessert today?  Tarts, tarts and more tarts, berry cupcakes and Cannoncini di Sfoglia con Crema Pasticcera al Cioccolato (Chocolate Pastry Cream-filled Pastry Horns).  I had to include at least one Italian Pastry

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A photo of three Cannoncini di Sfoglia con Crema Pasticcera al Cioccolato (Pastry Horns filled with Chocolate Pastry Cream) place on white doilies and displayed in a row, one behind the other.
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Posted on Wednesday, 22nd June 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

I threw my apron in the air and did a little victory dance after I pulled out my first tray of Amaretti. Finally, after all the failed attempts (too embarrassed to reveal how many), I was successful!  Sweet, soft and

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A photo of Italian Amaretti Cookies displayed on a white rectangular dish.
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Posted on Friday, 3rd June 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

My daughter, Liana, has been all over me in the last couple of weeks about all the little containers of leftover melted chocolate and toasted nuts I have in the fridge.  That’s what I get for asking her to clean

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A photo of Salame al Cioccolato (Chocolate Salami) hanging and decorated to resemble Savoury Salami.
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