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Coconut Cream Horns Plus Get Published And Win A Magimix Patissier Worth $1199

When I was growing up, our weekends were spent at grandma’s where we would arrive late Friday night after a short train ride journeying against the flow of weary office travellers headed home. By the time we would arrive at grandma’s, I would be asleep often having to be carried up the two flights of curving wooden stairs inside the old stone building. An early riser, I would rest my chin on the smooth bannister of the balcony railing in ... Read More >>

Raspberry Friands

Friands are based on financiers, the famous French pastry made with almond meal, powdered sugar and egg whites. With a delicate frangipane like texture and a crisp sweet flavour, friands are punctuated by the addition of fruits, chocolates and nuts as a topping. When I make ice cream, I make friands. It is a happy arrangement that works well for me. Ice cream needs egg yolk and friand needs egg white. Two delicious birds with one baking stone... Read More >>
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Chocolate And Raspberry Strudel For NTTC May 2009

  May has whizzed me by and I have indeed had No Time To Cook, so it is but apt to not only manage to squeeze in a 10 minute chocolate dessert recipe for NTTC May 2009, but also cutting it close and getting it in on the last day. I had some strudel pastry left over from my first Daring Baker's Challenge last week and decided to use it for my blog event, 2 desserts with one pastry indeed! You could easily substitute the strudel pastry with s... Read More >>
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Apple Fig And Craisin Strudel Daring Bakers May 2009

  It took me a whole year of skeedaddling to finally get over my apprehension of actually participating in a Daring Baker's Challenge . The May Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Linda of make life sweeter! and Courtney of Coco Cooks. They chose Apple Strudel from the recipe book Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafés of Vienna, Budapest and Prague by Rick Rodgers. Now I have only ever had strud... Read More >>