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As it turns out, sugar isn't good for me. This is a shock, obviously, as I was certain my body ran exclusively on the thing. Nevermind though, I must adapt, I can't let my liver prevent me from baking my way to another doctor's appointment. In the meantime, oatmeal cookies felt like a sensible way to compromise.
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Let's get this out of the way: yes, I know granolas are the hipster version of muesli, I know it's the current foodie buzzword and I'm a total douchebag for partaking. Well screw you and your stuck-up nonsense. Granola is delicious and I can eat it while fixing my fixie whenever I want. YOU DON'T OWN ME.
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You all know the Icarus story. That guy who thought "Hey, it'd be cool if I were a bird" and then he tried, he failed, and they laughed at him so much they made a myth about him. I tried to do a complicated piece of traditional patisserie, I failed, Icarus. However, even if the result is not the one intended, it's still really really good.
I have no credit for this recipe, and it's probably one of the least healthy treat out there, so that should give you plenty of motivation to bake these. It's one of the best cookie dough recipes out there in terms of texture and balance.
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This is not for the feeble at heart. You know the Belgian people. They are fierce, blood thirsty and they've all been trained in the secret arts of assassination. They're also the masters of waffles, and one can't help but think they can't be so innocent in that enterprise either.
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Baozis are a perfect autumn and of course winter treat. They are little steamed brioches that melt in your mouth, little pieces of couldy pastry which fills you with warmth. It's also quite versatile, and depending on what you've got in store, they can be as sugary or savoury as you want. But this is autumn, so I went with delightful chestnut jam.
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I wanted to tackle the challenge of macarons. Long story short, I did it. Yeah, it's been a while but I'll try to post a bit more. So about the macarons. They're not as tricky as they are said to be, if you have enough prep time and the right tools, you can't really mess them up that much. You have to know what you are able to do and stick to that.
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I wanted to tackle the challenge of macarons. Long story short, I only partly succeed, but in the process of reaching this half-failure, I made a full success. Namely, homemade creamy lemon curd. With scones. With brioche. Sandwiched between two meringues. The perfectly fresh and zesty treat for summer. Or winter. I had made it, it was mine.
I'm sure this would taste so good with foie-gras. I know I'm mad, I'm sure some people would try to kill me just because I think that way. And some other just because I think of eating foie-gras. I'm not sure who's right or wrong, but I'm pretty sure I'm not on the right side of the argument. Anyway, this is a rich, dense, buttery and sweet cake.
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