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, 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, 25th March 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

The sun is shining; it’s a beautiful day!  And I finally made these Mini Boston Cream Pies that I’ve been eyeing for months at Design Sponge.   A Brooklyn Pastry Chef, Penny Stankiewicz, submitted this magnificent dessert recipe. I love to

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A photo of three Mini Boston Cream Pie desserts served on white dessert plates.
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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 Thursday, 21st October 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

These sinfully delicious Chocolate Éclairs with Vanilla Bean Crème Patissière and Chocolate Ganache Glaze are sure to win the heart of any chocolate lover. An éclair is an oblong shaped pastry made with pâte à choux (choux pastry or pasta

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A close up photo of Chocolate Éclairs with Vanilla Bean Crème Pâtissière and Chocolate Ganache Glaze french pastries on a cooling rack.
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Posted on Tuesday, 29th June 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

School is out!  I look forward to this time of year, I get to spend more time with the kids, no schedules, time is our own or is it?  Matt (my son) completed his last exam yesterday and the celebration

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A close up photo of Japanese Kasutera (Castella) sponge cake decorated with a pink ribbon on a pink placemat.
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Posted on Friday, 14th May 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

Time seems to be flying by, we are only a few weeks away from the big day. We have finalized the menu, wrapped the gifts for the bridal shower games, wrapped the bomboniere (favours).  We’ve decided on the flowers for

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A close up photo of a boston cream pie cupcake on an inverted champagne glass with a purple ribbon tied around the glass.
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