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Lentil and Walnut Pâté

I know we’ve found a great recipe when within the span of a week we’ve made it twice.   As it must be clear - this vegan pâté is one of those recipes.  Several years ago, during a trip to Montreal, we went out for brunch at a vegan restaurant called Aux Vivres.  We ended up coming back to eat [...]

2018-08-02T22:43:11+00:00

Liege Waffles

  A few years ago our friends introduced us to the fantastic Patisserie Lebeau. A small breakfast/waffle/pastry spot in Kits located on west 2nd.  This is where I first tried a Liege waffle and, as with most foods I fall in love with, the hunt was on to recreate it back at home.  A Liege waffle is a dense, rich, [...]

2018-08-02T22:44:03+00:00

Battenberg Cake

A Battenberg cake is a classic British Tea cake, made out of basic sponge cake that has been cut into rectangular logs which are then ‘glued’ together with apricot jam and eveloped in thinly rolled marzipan.  When you slice a piece of Battenberg you should see a symmetrical grid of squares.  Traditionally a Battenberg is made as a two by [...]

2018-08-02T22:46:23+00:00

Canelé

We are back... after a summer of no posting, we are looking forward to starting off with an at home re-creation of one of my favorite French pastries - the Canelé.   Soon after our trip to Paris last fall, a coworker of mine showed me an article in a local Vancouver magazine that was all about Canelé.  The history, [...]

2018-08-02T22:51:03+00:00

Croquetas

It has been exactly one year since we started Dulce and Salado, sharing our first post - Empanadas de Queso - with all of you... We’ve had an incredible year - we both moved on to new jobs, we took our first big trip together, we got one year older and we took an alarming number of photos of our [...]

2018-08-02T22:53:49+00:00

Homemade Oreos

We could call these 'Chocolate shortbread sandwich cookies with white chocolate ganache' but we all know what these are - Oreos - This week we tried out another recipe from Thomas Keller’s fantastic book ‘Bouchon Bakery’.  At Bouchon Bakery these are called TKO’s - a name which pays tribute to their owner - Thomas Keller - and to the fact [...]

2018-08-02T22:56:32+00:00

Paska (Easter Bread)

  Easter = Paska bread or should I say Paska bread = Easter? for me the two are inextricably connected.  Growing up with half of my family coming from a Mennonite background, Easter always included Paska... Paska is the sweet citrus filled enriched bread that you see above.  It is always served during this week of the year, and as [...]

2018-08-02T22:57:22+00:00

Croissants

  Making croissants from scratch always intimidated me.  When I made puff pastry for the first (and only) time it was tough enough to laminate the dough in the hundreds of layers of butter with all the folding, rolling, chilling and waiting... and I knew that making croissant dough has an extra layer of complexity built in as well, as [...]

2018-08-02T22:59:04+00:00

Lemon Vanilla Madeleines

  These classic scallop shaped French cookies are very simple to make (provided you have the special pan) and quick to put together.  As you can see the ingredient list is short and contains common kitchen staples... you can have a batch of these made start to finish in less than a half hour!  We had our first chance to [...]

2018-08-02T23:02:03+00:00

Grown-up Grilled Cheese

  Ever get the craving for a classic grilled cheese sandwich?... well... for next time, this is a very tasty ‘grown-up’ version you might want to give a try - we found this on the Williams Sonoma website and it seemed a perfect opportunity to have gourmet sandwiches for dinner and also try out another recipe from my favorite baking [...]

2018-08-02T23:02:51+00:00
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