Chocolate

Desert Roses or Roses des Sables

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Desert Roses or Roses des Sables are what I think the easiest things to make in Baking Chez Mois, and it tastes delicious, too! This recipe is basically melted chocolate poured over cornflakes. I didn’t follow Dorie’s recipe, at least by not adding dried fruits and nuts, and kept it very simple. This recipe is what […]

Cookies

Rice Krispies Cookies

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Happy Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year! I decided to make one of my favorite cookies: Rice Krispies Cookies. They’re crispy, flakey, buttery and very addictive! The first time I had cookies like this was from a small delicatessen in Hawaii. I think their recipe is locked up in a safe somewhere, but this […]

Bars

Snickery Squares

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I felt like taking a short break from Baking Chez Moi, so I started going through Baking: From My Home To Yours. I came across the recipe for Snicker Squares and immediately started drooling. It might have been the mention of dulce de leche or it might have been the candied peanuts. Either way, both […]

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 […]

Cake

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 […]