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April 19, 2019

Mini Croque Monsieur – You may take two!

Posted on November 1, 2016 by in cheese

mini croque monsieur

Mini Croque Monsieur is the baby of the most delicious breakfast you will ever have, the big daddy Croque Monsieur. I saw this Mini Croque Monsieur on Pinterest. I thought it was such a clever idea for a filling exam snack. Yes, I have two teens writing now. I also had a little more than […]

Beignets with White Chocolate and Raspberry Jam

Posted on January 22, 2016 by in baked goods

Beignets

Beignets are French deep-fried choux pastry. Beignet is the French term for deep fried choux pastry, but it can also be made with other dough, such as dough made with yeast. Beignets in other words, are like dougnuts or fritters or as we know it in Afrikaans “vetkoek”. Why then the fancy name? It is […]

Brioche with Sweet Berries, Hazelnut and Dark Choclate Swirl

Posted on September 10, 2014 by in baked goods, rsg

brioche

Brioche, the ultimate French bread which was for so many years exclusively enjoyed by the rich and aristocracy. Then Marie Antoinette apparently said, after she heard the poor people have no bread, “Let them eat cake!” After that, this rich, almost cake-like bread was given to the poor in stead of old-fashioned bread. Brioche is […]