Chocolate Éclairs / Éclairs al cioccolato

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This is a story about obsession, bitter disappointments, tossed dough and tears. Six times I have rolled up my sleeves and got my sac à poche from my cakes and pastries drawer. Five times the depressing results have flown directly from the baking tray to the garbage bin, not without a sense of frustration for not finding an answer to my question: What am I doing wrong? Continue reading / Continua a leggere…

Mille feuille Tale, part two / Storia di una Millefoglie, parte seconda

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Back to my mille feuille quest, as promised I devote myself to this cause and will do a test recipe once a week until the 28th of September. Last Friday was no exception. But I admit my second row has been part success part fail. Well not fail, I’d rather say bail…out. My excuse? I had many other things on my mind, especially baking fresh goods for guests that came over for the weekend. Continue reading / Continua a leggere…