Make Galette des Rois
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How to Make a Galette des Rois the French King’s Cake

January 6th, or Epiphany, is the day we eat the delicious Galette des Rois or King’s Cake in France. As a sweetener, parents (or the pastry shop) hide a small figurine sandwiched among the warm rum-scented layers of frangipane (almond cream) and puff pastry. The figurine, also known as a …

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apricot saffron rose tart recipe
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This Apricot Tart Recipe is Made for Sweet Dreams

Once again, I was awakened by a dream about food. This one, though, was even more specific than the one for Bistecca con Crema di Porcini. This dream was about a dessert and included all the parts of the recipe — the crust, the fruit layer, and the custard. I …

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A Olive Oil Lemon Cake Recipe Olive Oil and Lemon Cake
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An Olive Oil Lemon Cake Recipe for a Sweet Treat

Regardless of the time of the year, my to-do list never seems to get shorter. Sometimes I want it all to slow down – even just for an afternoon. And this olive oil lemon cake is my answer when you need that sweet treat and a well-deserved break. I decided …

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Almond Crescents Christmas Cookie
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Almond Crescents are a Favourite Christmas Cookie

These wonderful Christmas crescent cookies have ground almonds mixed into the dough. What better time of the year to enjoy baking and eating these cookies? Almonds have a long history in Provence’s agriculture and cuisine. Many Provencal dessert recipes include almonds whole or ground into flour. Almonds are one of …

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Lavender Grown in Canada
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Holiday Recipe Lavender Shortbread for Christmas

One of the many reasons I was thrilled to discover the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm was this cherished family holiday recipe for lavender shortbread. This multi-generational, family-run operation in British Columbia, Canada, is dedicated to making quality products. From planting to the final product – the farm operations reflect …

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Celebrating the Epiphany with Cake Brioche des Rois

The Epiphany in France is an excellent opportunity to make (and eat) cake. Although not just any cake, the day is traditionally celebrated with either a Galette or a Brioche Des Rois, recognising the 12th day of Christmas, when the three Magi arrived to offer gifts to the newborn baby. …

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Make Lavender Meringues
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Learn How to Make Lavender Meringues

Meringues are not hard to make but require patience and a low baking temperature. The recipe below for Lavender Meringues comes from the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm in British Columbia, Canada. The Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm is a family-run operation requiring an entire team for planting, harvesting, drying, distilling, …

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Lavender Whipped Cream
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Try this Citrus Dessert Lavender Lemon Cake

If you are a fan of desserts with citrus, this lavender lemon cake is calling your name. This recipe from our friends at the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm is easy to assemble and ready in about an hour. Serve the cake with a dollop of whipped cream as shown …

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Chocolate Dipped Lemon and Lavender Madeleines
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The Sweet Pleasure of Lemon and Lavender Madeleines

Recently, I felt inspired to bake some delicious Lemon and Lavender Honey Madeleines. I hadn’t made madeleines since I left my last restaurant job several years ago. My madeleine moulds were still wrapped in the same plastic from the day when my pastry chef handed them back to me. The …

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Tea Time Madeleine Recipe Duchess Bake Shop
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Classic French Madeleine Recipe from Duchess Bake Shop in Edmonton

What does one do about a sweet craving? Giselle Courteau found a way to satisfy it. Courteau discovered baking early on and has spent a lifetime perfecting her recipes. This sweet affair has led Courteau to co-ownership of the Duchess Bake Shop, Duchess Atelier, and Cafe Linnea, all in Edmonton, …

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