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Baking Day 6: Basic Dough for Batard (3rd attempt)

Fermenting-Shaping-Proofing: Now that this is my third time making this same recipe, measuring and mixing has become a lot easier since I know what to expect and I also am getting better at timing myself. I made the Poolish last night at around 8:30pm, knowing that I would have all day today to make the… Continue reading Baking Day 6: Basic Dough for Batard (3rd attempt)

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Baking Day 5: Macarons (French Meringue Method)

  I don’t know what it is about these finicky cookies but I have an absolute obsession with macarons. Macaron apron, macaron oven mits, macaron lipbalm, macaron phone case…I’m telling ya, I am literally OBSESSED. It’s been a long time since I’ve made (successful) macarons- 1.5 years to be exact. Back in 2014-2015 I was… Continue reading Baking Day 5: Macarons (French Meringue Method)

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Baking Day 4: French Butter Cakes (Madeleines)

Initial Thoughts: I’ve never baked Madeleines before but I’ve always thought they were so cute and the perfect mini cake to give to friends or to have at afternoon tea. I wasn’t sure what to expect since I’ve never baked them before, but I found some gorgeous gold touch madeleine pans that were on sale… Continue reading Baking Day 4: French Butter Cakes (Madeleines)