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When at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again

I’m a real glutton for punishment. I love to push and challenge myself, but with that attitude comes a tendency to fail when doing things for the first time….a lot. I’m not very good at accepting failure, so I try, and try, and try again until I succeed. This is certainly the attitude to have when attempting croissants. I am obsessed with French baked goods. Now that I am reasonably confident with making macarons, I decided that I needed to up the ante and attempt something a little more difficult. Read more…

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Yearny chocolate croissants

As I mentioned in a previous post, my love affair with all things Frenchy began a couple of years ago. After attending my first pâtisserie cooking class earlier this week, seeing all the Frenchy pictures hanging on the kitchen walls and hearing the French accent of the pâtissier made me feel a bit yearny for France. Yearny for all the great things I enjoyed about France, in particular the pastries. During my last trip to Paris, I would have at least three or four pastries just to start each day. I couldn’t help myself. They were so buttery and tasty. My favourite French pastry has to be the pain au chocolat, also known as the chocolate croissant. Read more…

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