Chocolate

Marquise au Chocolat

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The first time I had eaten Marquise au Chocolate was when a friend made it for a small group of us for New Year’s last year.  It was incredibly delicious, but we didn’t know what the proper name for it was – we called it “fondant.” When I got Baking Chez Moi, I read through […]

Cake

Soft Japanese Cheesecake

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Today felt like a cheesecake kind of day, but more of the lighter Japanese souffle type of cheesecake kind of day.  This is really a moist and fluffy cheesecake that is pretty easy to make if you have all of your ingredients ready to go. I had all of the ingredients and some time so I […]

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Brown-Butter-and-Vanilla-Bean Weekend Cake

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This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is the Brown-Butter-and-Vanilla-Bean Weekend Cake. It is the very first recipe in Baking Chez Moi. It doesn’t require many ingredients, but it makes a pretty tasty cake. I think that the rum was a little overpowering for my taste, so if I were to make it again, I’d omit […]

Bars

Granola Energy Bars

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Happy New Year! The first Tuesdays with Dorie recipe of 2015 is for Granola Energy Bars. This was another first for me; I had eaten many energy bars before, but I never thought I would make them. What was interesting about this recipe was that it called for Brown Rice Syrup. I had never heard […]

Cake

Gingerbread Buche de Noel

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This seemingly simple cake was quite a project! Thanks to Tuesdays with Dorie, I pushed myself to make this recipe (which I initially overlooked immediately after seeing it in Baking Chez Moi because it looked too complicated for me).  This cake turned out to be more fun to make than I thought!  There were 4 steps […]

Pastry

Gougères

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When I first saw this recipe in Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table, I immediately marked it as a “Must Try” recipe.  I had never made choux before, but I read recipes in different cookbooks and watched a few YouTube videos for demonstrations.  I realized that the ingredients and techniques are pretty much all the […]

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The Rugelach That Won Over France

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Before I purchased Baking Chez Moi, I had never heard of Rugelach.  To be honest, I’m still not 100% sure if I’m pronouncing it right (is the “ch” silent?). What I do know is that The Rugelach That Won Over France is currently the recipe of the week on Tuesdays with Dorie! I compared this recipe […]