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Baking ugly, and tasting pretty: chocolate truffle tartlets

This post could have been titled: Mommy, that tart dough just doesn’t love you. Once again, when given the task of making tart dough from Dorie’s instructions, my first attempt failed — and my second attempt worked, and tasted chocolatey … Continue reading

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White bread with chloe and snowy

Gorilla Girl played dress up, and danced with the Dancing T (also known as Chloe) and Snowy. She had time for lots of making, playing, and dressing while the bread was rising. That seems to be the consensus about bread … Continue reading

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Quatre-quarts: four by four mistakes

When I read the directions for Dorie’s quatre-quarts, this week’s French Fridays recipe, I thought, “Oh, how simple, I’ll double the recipe and make two!”  Dorie notes that the recipe is simplicity itself — four parts each eggs, flour, butter, … Continue reading

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