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30 December, 2011

Making Macarons: Can it be truly easy?

Making Macarons: Can it be truly easy?
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At last, we’ve gathered up the courage to make macarons, these delightful little meringue-based almond cookies that are currently extremely de rigeur in the classiest of places. Reading up on them, however, may made you a little daunted because of the aura of finickiness that seems to be placed around their construction. Fear not, for there are
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30 December, 2011

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Swiss Meringue Buttercream
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Whether used for cakes or cookies, this Swiss Meringue Buttercream is light, not too sweet and pretty straight forward to make. Swiss Meringue differs from Italian Meringue by the fact the egg and sugar are heated up together (145ºF minimum) before whipping, where Italian Meringue cooks the beaten eggs whites by adding very hot (245ºF) sugar syrup.
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30 December, 2011

Intro to Macarons (for me, anyway)

Intro to Macarons (for me, anyway)
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Macarons. Little almond/meringue based cookies with creamy fillings that seem to be all the rage these days or for the past several years at least. There are elite shops set up that sell just macarons in all varieties of flavours and colours, the most famous of these being Pierre Hermé (left and center pics below)
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24 September, 2011

Professional Baking: Week Four – Pastry!

Professional Baking: Week Four – Pastry!
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Another week of Professional Baking School at VIU and this time we turn our focus on pastry with Chef Harper. Again, a bit intense as we’re really just learning the very basics so I have minimal photos. Still, a glimpse of the space and class are available. Here we are in the Food Lab with individual
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10 December, 2010

Checkerboard Cookies (with recipe)

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Mark’s mom, a.k.a. “Grandma Chicken” (so nicknamed because her kitchen is festooned in chicken prints, chicken towels, chicken nicknacks, anything chicken themed…) signed up for a cookie exchange this Christmas, which happened to be taking place the next weekend. Everyone should make a large batch of cookies, all gather together, and share the goods with
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