Monthly Archives: August 2012

Peanut butter and jelly macarons

I can think of more than a few people who would go absolutely nuts over peanut butter and jelly. I suppose it goes way back to their childhood where they were treated with PB&J sandwiches for breakfast, lunch or tea … Continue reading

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Homemade apple and plum jam

A recent trip to the supermarket reminded me that plums are in season. I did went a little berserk loading up on those indigo black plums and ended up with about 2kg of them. I could probably think about a … Continue reading

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Lavender macarons

I’m one of those ‘safe’ macaron flavours person; if I begin to pick macarons out at a shop, I would naturally gravitate towards certain flavours like salted caramel, hazelnut praline, vanilla and  dark chocolate. My chosen box of macarons would be … Continue reading

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Salted-caramel dark chocolate tart

I’m a self-confessed caramel addict especially when salted caramel (or caramel salé) is in question. I love it when caramel has been push to its limits, the dark amber coloured, bittersweet heaven, a moment just before it turns into burnt … Continue reading

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Chocolate mendiants: How to temper chocolate

Even though chocolate mendiants are reminiscent of Christmas, I don’t see why we can’t indulge on them throughout the year. Mendiants translates to “beggar” in the French language. However, there is nothing meager or impoverished about these chocolate discs  studded … Continue reading

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