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If you can get your hands on them, fresh almonds are delicious. That said, they can be quite tricky to peel. In this video we show you how to remove almond skins in just 5 easy steps!

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The delicate shortbread crust plays well with the rich, zesty lemon cream and the sweet, airy meringue to top

  • Shortbread pastry
  • 150 g of flour
  • a pinch of baking powder
  • 75 g of sugar
  • 1 orange
  • 75 g of softened butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • Lemon cream
  • 4 medium-sized lemons
  • 60 g of water
  • 150 g of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 soup spoon of Maïzena (corn starch)
  • Italian meringue
  • 60 g of water
  • 150 g of sugar
  • 105 g of egg whites
  • 38 g of sugar
4.9/5 (229 Votes)

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Tarte aux pommes (or Apple pie) is a classic French dessert that's easy to prepare and inexpensive. Follow this guide to make your own!

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Mix everything together with a whisk

  • 225g flour
  • 50cl milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 20g melted butter
  • a pinch of salt
  • optional: 3cl of orange flower blossom
4.5/5 (72 Votes)

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Croque-monsieurs are no longer à la mode. Make way for the croque-cake! It's BIG enough to feed a crowd. Check out the recipe here!

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Banana Torte. Discover our recipe

  • 24 crushed graham wafers
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 8-10 ripe bananas
  • 500 ml whipping cream
3.9/5 (48 Votes)

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Creme Brulee. Discover our recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
4/5 (37 Votes)

Fresh, flaky, and irresistible croissants aren't just a bakery secret. Here are 9 tips to mastering this pastry in your own kitchen!

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Preheat oven to 350 degees F

  • Cake:
  • 5 separated eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 1/4 cup sifted flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Vanilla cream filling:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Mocha icing:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup cooled espresso or coffee
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 4 cups sifted icing sugar
4.1/5 (17 Votes)

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An authentic french pastry; brings together multiple patisserie fundaments in a single simple dessert

  • Pastry dough:
  • 120 g of softened butter
  • 80 g of powdered sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 25 g of almond powder
  • 1 egg (entire)
  • 200 g of flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • Pastry cream (~500 g):
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 35 cL of whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 65 g of sugar
  • 40 g of maïzena
  • 35 g of butter
  • Raspberry coulis:
  • 100 g of raspberries
  • (fresh or frozen)
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 60 g of sugar
  • a big pinch of pectin
  • Dressing:
  • 400g of in-season red fruits
  • (raspberries
  • strawberries
  • blueberries)
  • a little bit of powdered sugar
  • verbana leafs
4.1/5 (12 Votes)

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Combine a salted butter caramel sauce with a classic chocolate ganache, all set on a praline dough to produce a del

  • Praline Dough
  • 120 g of softened butter
  • 80 g of powdered sugar
  • 25 g of praline
  • 1 egg
  • 200 g of flour
  • a pinch of fine salt
  • Salted Butter Caramel
  • 150 g of sugar
  • 15 g of salted butter
  • 15 cL of single cream
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • 180 g of high-quality dark chocolate
  • 15 cl of whipping cream
  • Caramelized Hazelnuts
  • Some de-shelled hazelnuts
  • 50 g of sugar
3.9/5 (18 Votes)

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In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, flour cocoa, oil, sugar, egg whites, and egg

  • 1 1/3 cups low fat milk
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 pint nonfat chocolate frozen yogurt
  • 1/2 cup prepared nonfat fudge sauce
4.2/5 (24 Votes)

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French Riviera Torte. Discover our recipe

  • Cake:
  • 5 separated eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 1/4 cup sifted flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Vanilla cream filling:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Mocha icing:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup cooled espresso or coffee
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 4 cups sifted icing sugar
2.9/5 (63 Votes)

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This is a French Canadian recipe I begged off of a friend Madeline

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 lb. of butter (1 cup)
  • small can of evaporated milk (cupcake size)
  • 2 cups icing sugar
4/5 (5 Votes)

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