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, 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 Thursday, 7th July 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

I can’t believe we’re already into July, summer seems to be moving along far too quickly. We enjoyed the Canada Day celebrations.  And on the 4th of July we also celebrated my son’s, Matthew, 18th birthday. For holiday weekends I

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A photo of Italian Pastries, Tartellette alla Crema di Limone e Meringa All'Italiana {Lemon Meringue Tarts}, one displayed on a mini, yellow cupcake stand atop a yellow napkin with a mini lemon meringue tart placed just in front on the yellow napkin.
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Posted on Friday, 17th June 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

I’ve made this Crostata di Fragole con Crema Pasticcera e Chantilly, Strawberry Tart, with Pastry Cream lightened with freshly Whipped Cream} twice in the last two days.  It’s quite unfortunate that I’ve not been able to enjoy a slice of the

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A photo of an Italian Dessert, Crostata di Fragole con Crema Pasticcera e Chantilly {Strawberry Tart} displayed on a white cake stand.
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