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Book review “Grace’s Sweet Life” and Tiramisu

Tiramisu with a bbqed peach

A while ago I received a copy of Grace’s Sweet Life, which was written by Grace Massa-Langlois an Italian-Canadian baker. While I am mostly concentrating on German and North American recipes I was intrigue by the book. Italy has very unique desserts and many are known throughout the world. Tiramisu being one of those desserts. Btw, this is a rather lengthy post.

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How to make Ladyfingers

I am making Tiramisu from scratch. The basis for that Italian dessert are Ladyfingers. Although you can buy them int he store, the recipe recommends “quality” ones. I figured I could make them myself, which would be quality ones. Right?

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Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes

My friend Maki asked me to do three desserts for her Studio Grand Opening: cake pops, cookies, and cupcakes. Since the cake pops were with fruit and the cookies were sugar cookies I decided she needed something with chocolate to balance the dessert table. The book “125 best Cupcake recipes” from Julie Hasson is really great for some inspiration. However, most of the chocolate cupcake recipes uses buttermilk and at that time I had none in my house. But fear not, there is a simple solution.

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German Pancakes

Eierkuchen – German Pancakes

This is without doubt one of my favourites and probably 90% of German children love this food. It is not so much something that was baked in the oven but in a pan. German pancakes, which are similar to French Crépes but not as thin. There are many variations to pancakes, this is only one version.

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Coconut balls

A friend of mine was pregnant a while ago and I had her over for supper. I asked her what she would like and she said she was craving coconut. So I made some coconut balls.

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Apple Muffins

Fall is a great season because you can do so many exciting things with apples. I was born in October and I love apples, naturally, I had to make some apples muffins.

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