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, 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 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 Friday, 10th September 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

Back to school is always bittersweet for me.  It’s back to schedules (I hate schedules!), the weather is starting to change (Ugh! snow is just around the corner) and the house starts to get a little quiet.  It’s almost time

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A photo of Nigella Lawson's double chocolate chip muffins wrapped in parchment paper and tied with string and placed on a wooden tray.
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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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