Tag: baking


Holiday Recipe: White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

My baking addiction started when I was in middle school and I made my first chocolate chip cookies. Being a perfectionist and a rule follower, I always preferred baking to cooking, knowing that I needed exactly the perfect amount of flour or the cookies would be too doughy, or whether the butter should be room temperature or melted according to which type of cookie I wanted to make. This inevitably lead to obsessively browsing Pinterest for new and interesting cookie combinations, before stumbling on these beauties: white chocolate chip and cranberry. They’re......

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Boulangeries and Baguettes- What You Should Know

There are many inconveniences that come with moving to France. From the complicated, bureaucratic visa process, to the confusing health care system, to dealing with less than stellar customer service, it can sometimes seem like France is a never ending contradiction. But one of the things us expats continue to love and brag about to our friends back at home is the food. One bite of confit de canard or a mille-feuille and all your reservations about life in France just disappear. And be honest, when you head to your favorite boulangerie and......

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Nothing says Holiday Season like some holiday baking! Spice up your apartment and warm your souls this winter with this delicious recipe for pain d’épices. We have teamed up with the fabulous Montmartre-based cooking school Cook’n With Class to bring you one of the easiest and best recipes we have ever made for this French classic. Pain d’épices is a honey cake flavoured with various spices. While the cake is similar to gingerbread, this French classic contains no molasses and is made with whole grain flour...

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It is a typically French tradition to celebrate l’Epiphanie: this holiday celebrates the day on which the three kings Gaspard, Balthazar and Melchior came to pay their tribute to the world-famous baby born just a couple of weeks before. In French those wise men go by the cool name of Les Rois Mages (the Magi). Though this holiday has lost much of its religious significance in most French families, it has gained a sweeter, much more buttery one in the bargain: on the day of the Epiphany, families share a Galette des......

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As the weather cools down and the holidays get closer, I always look for recipes to make that will keep me warm and that are also festive. Two of my favorite things to make this time of year are vin chaud (hot or mulled wine) and bonhommes de pain d’épices (gingerbread). When I think of either of these, I immediately think of my boyfriend’s family who comes from the Alsace-Lorraine region of France. Both of these treats are traditionally served in this area around the holidays. Go to the Christmas markets in Strasbourg,......

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