Orange & Pecan Brownies

Orange & Pecan Brownies

Are you addicted to chocolate as I am? I don’t bake as much chocolate things as I’d love for a very simple reason: I eat everything so fast I don’t even have time for a photo 😊 But I can’t stay away from chocolate all the time, specially at this time of the year.
Christmas month was meant to be spent around chocolate. I’m sure about it. I decided to bake some brownies, that taste heavenly and look like a cute little cookie. I baked the brownies in a bigger baking tray than I would normally do so that they would come out a lot thinner allowing me to use a cookie cutter to shape these babies. All in the name of Christmas.
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French Spice Cake (Pain d'épices)

French Spice Cake (Pain d'épices)

December is here, which means that my Christmas decorations are already out of their boxes, our tree has been up for a week now, and my kitchen is full of dried nuts, raisins and a lot of spices. Baking holiday treats and offering them as gifts to my neighbors, the teachers at my son’s nursery and some friends is a great idea.
It feels like minus 2 degrees in Paris today, which is ideal weather for baking!! I’ll be sharing sweet recipes all along December for some typical sweets we eat in France for Christmas as well as other delicious things from around the world I like to have around this time of year, and I thought you would appreciate too.
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Dulce De Leche Molten Cake

Dulce De Leche Molten Cake

I have never been a dulce de leche fan as are many Argentineans and Uruguayans, I don’t know why. I guess I have always been a chocolate person. That is until I moved to France and suddenly, I found myself craving for dulce de leche, and alfajores, and meat, and chocotorta. Basically, everything very Argentinean, which almost always involves dulce de leche, I started to miss a lot. Thankfully I cook and I can do everything at home and placate any craving I might have and especially I can make our friends from here try all the good stuff from back home. I make a lot of dulce de leche based desserts and sweets and am always in the quest for the next big hit in my repertoire.
A few years back, someone gifted me the book of La Huella, a beachfront restaurant in Jose Ignacio, Uruguay where the food is delicious, and mood is relaxed, and drinks are fantastic 😉 I just realized I need to go back there soon! While I was looking at the book, I remembered clearly how my friends always talked about how spectacular their dulce de leche molten cake is and I said to myself that very likely the recipe would be in the book. And I found it. I have never tried it in situ to be honest, it never really called my attention. Until now that I am dulce de leche deprived that is. Hehe.
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