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 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 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 Tuesday, 27th April 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

The Good – Classic Blackberry Financiers, The Bad – Orange Zeppole.  The Financiers have become a new family favourite.  It will make a great addition to our Italian Wedding Cookie Tray. It’s been quiet around the house the last two

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A close up photo of Zeppole inside a pink patterned paper fold.
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