Posted on Friday, 26th April 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

What is a French Macaron? Traditional macarons are meringue-based French pastries with almonds about three to five cm in diameter. The cookie or shell element of the pastry is smooth on the surface with ruffled edges. The ruffled edge is

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A photo of a stack of French Macarons filled with Raspberry Ganache displayed on a white dessert dish with French Macaron Cookie Pop leaning up against the stack.
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Posted on Friday, 15th February 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

The elementary school I attended as a little girl is located directly across the street from my childhood home. I shared with you yesterday that everyone in the neighbourhood knew when my mother was making bread because the aroma escaped

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A close up photo of Brioche à Tête au Chocolat on a round wooden cutting board with one roll cut in half showing the chocolate interior.
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Posted on Thursday, 14th February 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

For a long time I prepared yeasted dough using the stand mixer but lately I prefer to prepare it using the traditional method, by hand. There’s something about the process of kneading dough that I find so comforting and relaxing.

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A close up photo of the interior of Brioche Cinnamon Bread.
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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 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, 21st January 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

What is a Profiterole?  A Profiterole is a dessert dish consisting of Pâte à Choux Puffs (Choux Pastry Puffs) filled with Crème Chantilly (Sweetened Whipped Cream flavoured with Vanilla) or Crème Patissiere (pastry cream). The puffs can also be filled

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A photo of a Profiterole with Vanilla Crème Chantilly.
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Posted on Friday, 31st December 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

If someone were to ask me “How much time is required to make a Deep Dish Apple Pie with Calvados?” I would say a couple of hours because the Pasta Brisè (Pâte Brisée) needs resting time. It’s a reasonable answer. If they

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A photo of a Deep Dish Apple Pie.
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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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