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Deluxe fudgy brownies

Everyone loves a good brownie. The trick is to find the recipe for making YOUR ultimate brownie, as there are so many different ways you can go. Some people prefer cakier brownies, others more chewy or fudgy brownies.     So where does this one fall? Oddly enough, it’s both fudgy and cakey. How is that possible? […]

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Cinnamon and plum cupcakes

My partner came up with this recipe to satisfy my craving for plums and cinnamon! The cupcake and cream cheese frosting are packed with cinnamon goodness, and the cupcake is stuffed with a shot of cooked plums. They are delicious, and nobody who tried them could stop at just one!     While the cupcakes […]

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Hazelnut financiers

Financiers are light and spongey cakes traditionally made from ground almonds (or almond flour), brown butter, flour, sugar and egg whites, and date back to the 17th century. The French pastry chef Lasne re-popularised them in 1890 by giving them their current rectangular shape, which resembles a bar of gold as they were especially popular […]

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Honey spice bread

Honey spice bread

As the air outside begins to chill and the holidays loom, I inaugurated my holiday bakes with a honey spice bread. Honey spice bread, or pain d’épices as it known in France, is a traditional bread that is both popular in the Alsace region and within France since the 1400s. Centuries of bakers have perfected honey spice bread, and […]

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