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Week 143: Marjolaine

It is dessert week on the Great British Bake Off. And for the first time, I was so intrigued by a recipe I just can’t wait to try it! This is the first time I made dacquoise and to be … Continue reading

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Week 143: Petite rêves de noisettes praline

I have some praline mousse and hazelnut joconde from a few weeks back, and since I was craving some mousse cakes, I decided to make them into mini versions of these petit gateau.

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Week 140: Rêves de noisettes praline

Praline is a tricky ingredient to incorporate into an entremet due to its high sugar content. After a lot of research and testing, plus indispensible advice and recipe sharing from a good friend, I finally came up with a combination … Continue reading

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Week 139: Poire D’Eve

When I first saw this recipe, I was really intrigued by the flavours – caramel mousse, chocolate hazelnut and spiced pears. Spiced pears – how exciting is that!

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Week 116: Chocolate, hazelnut and passion fruit entremet

One of my favourite food quote, “Les personnes qui vous offrent leur nourriture, vous offrent aussi leur cœur.” by Cesar Chavez, which translates into, “The people who give you their food, give you their hearts”. And I think that is … Continue reading

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Week 112: Bitter chocolate and salted hazelnut macaron

For one reason or another, I have managed to accumulate 2 large stacks of frozen egg whites in my freezer. Yes, they freeze well. What I normally do is I will line a small bowl with a layer of cling … Continue reading

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Week 98: Financiers

These little French cakes are an enigma. I couldn’t quite decide whether they are light or heavy. On the one hand, no egg yolks are added, maybe it an egg-white-only bake. On the other hand, there’s quite a generous amount … Continue reading

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Week 96: Chocolate praline entremet

 A good friend asked me to make a cake for his wife’s birthday. His wife apparently likes a “cake with some crunch”. Haha. I guess he is referring to an entremet, with a feuilletine layer, covered with mousse. “And she … Continue reading

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Week 83: “Vive la cuisine française” macarons

This is my most ambitious macaron attempt to date – 3 batches of macarons in a day! I prepared the fillings in advance. But baking 3 batches of macaron shells in a day is still quite a challenge, especially considering … Continue reading

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Week 81: Hazelnut gianduia tart

As I had leftover crust from my earlier milk chocolate and salted caramel tarts, and is still working on perfectly my tart ring lining skills.

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