Pastry

Bubble Éclairs

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I originally made these Bubble Éclairs because I wanted to test out Dorie’s pasty cream recipe. However, I gave up on the pastry cream after several failed attempts. I ended up making these Éclairs with a cocoa whipped cream filling instead. I also wanted to make these Éclairs because I thought I could knock 2 recipes out in […]

Chocolate

Merveilleux

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I had never heard of a Merveilleux until a couple of weeks ago, and certainly never tasted one either. I stumbled across a photo of one of these on Instagram or Facebook a couple of weeks ago and I have been obsessing over them ever since, just trying to find a recipe. I looked up […]

Almond

Cocoa Almond Meringues

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I made these Cocoa Almond Meringues after seeing a picture of the ones in Dorie’s book, Baking From My Home to Yours. Her pictures featured these crinkled meringues that I could just taste in my mind, if that makes any sense. I had all of the ingredients anyway, so I figured I should make some […]

Cake

Chocolate Layer Cake

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I felt like I needed to take a break from making cookies and realized that I don’t have a good chocolate cake recipe at hand. There are thousands of search results on the internet for chocolate cakes, but my colleague forwarded this Chocolate Layer Cake recipe to me, and naturally I wanted to try it […]

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 […]

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 […]