Dream Recipes

Monday 13 August 2012

French chocolate truffles



One of the many reasons I love Christmas is that to me it doesn't mean cookies (which I like a lot too), but chocolate truffles (which I love to indulge in)! Here's a recipe to make them the way we make them in France.

How many? 20-30 truffles
How much prep time? 30 minutes
How much refrigeration time? 3 hours (can be reduced to 1 hour but the truffles won't be as firm)

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Wednesday 8 August 2012

Blackberry muffins



It's blackberry season again. The bravest of us will risk bruises and scratches and collect pounds and pounds of them off the bush, others will just buy them in the store. But either way, we all love them! So here's a recipe for blackberry muffins.

How many servings? 12 muffins
How much prep time? 15 minutes
How much baking time? 30 minutes

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Tuesday 20 September 2011

Cake of yogurt



My last creation is pretty easy to make: a lot of yogurt, no other fat, and then the regular flour, sugar, eggs. Easy to personalize too. And it's plain enough and not too sweet so that it's delicious with marmalade or honey.

How many servings? 6-8 people
How much prep time? 5-10 minutes
How much baking time? 50 minutes

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Monday 18 July 2011

Speculoos bread



My last invention: a heavy, rich cake/bread made out of speculoos cookies. You'll probably enjoy it by bits and pieces with your teas and coffees.

How many servings? 10 people
How much time to prepare? 5-10 minutes
How much baking time? 40-50 minutes

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Monday 13 June 2011

Homemade pancakes



Are you one of those people who make pancakes every Sunday morning? Then, you have to try out this recipe. Out with the mixes for out-of-the-box pancakes, full of synthetic stuff and with less flavor by the day, these homemade pancakes are just as easily and just as rapidly made, and they are much better. Have a good Sunday brunch!

How many servings? 8 to 10 pancakes
How much time to prepare? 15 minutes
How much cooking time? about 15 minutes for the lot

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Wednesday 8 June 2011

Maple syrup mousse



I found this recipe in a Quebecan cookbook, given to me by a friend who lived in Montreal for a year. It is a delicate maple-flavored mousse that is so rich that it needs to be eaten in small quantities.

How many servings? enough to fill a dozen to fifteen small glasses
How much time to prepare it? 40 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 10 minutes on the stove

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Wednesday 11 May 2011

The soft cake with lindt surprises



Here the last invention in my kitchen: a soft plain chewy cake that hides lindt chocolates.

How many servings? 6-8 people
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 15-20 minutes

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Friday 22 April 2011

The bachopeabea



Here my latest invention. I made it on one of those days when I got up with the decisive idea that I had to make up some story, recipe, or something. Well, baking won the what-will-I-invent-today battle.

How many servings? 6-8 people
How much time to prepare? 30 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 30-40 minutes

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Thursday 24 March 2011

Killer all-chocolate cookies



One more of those you'll-die-for-them chocoholic recipe. These delicious cookies are both chewy and just the right flavor. Try them out!

How many servings? about 30 cookies
How much time to make them? 20 minutes
How much time in the oven? 10 minutes

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Saturday 12 December 2009

Bûche de Noël, the Marie Ange version



Here's a new recipe for your Christmas Yule Log, easier than the other one on this website, and at least as good.

How many servings? 10 people
How much time to prepare? 1 hour and 30 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 10 minutes

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Tuesday 27 October 2009

The crazies'



So let's see... if you're not afraid of fat and sugar, that your are a dessert-type of person, that you love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, and that you are just a chocoholic/sugarholic, then this dessert is just for your crazy sweet tooth.

How many servings? 40 squares
How much time to prepare? 40 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 20 minutes

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Saturday 26 September 2009

The Maureen



The Maureen, or the "Kidney stone" for the close friends, is just a rich and delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate: it's two layers of classic yellow cake, one of chocolate cake, plus two layers of pure chocolate, two of pure peanut butter, and one of peanut butter icing.

How many servings? 12 people
How much time to prepare? 3-4 hours
How much time to cook or bake? 30 minutes

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The orange swirled brownie



An orange-flavored brownie with a pretty swirl look.

How many servings? 16 people
How much time to prepare? 30 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 30 minutes

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Wednesday 16 September 2009

French Apple Pie



Apple pies are usually not made the same way in France. The main difference with US apple pies is that there's only a single crust (at the bottom). As a consequence, the apples are also often arranged in a more organized manner. Based on those remarks, you can figure out how to make one by yourself, or follow this easy recipe.

How many servings? 4-8 people
How much time to prepare? 1 hour and 10 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 40 minutes-1 hour

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Peanut-butter-creamy-fudge brownie



If you like peanut butter, creamy textures, and chocolate, you'll die for it! Of course, you mustn't watch for calories, because it's just fat and sugar... just what's needed for a good dessert!

How many servings? 5-8 people
How much time to prepare? 30 minutes + 30 minutes to cool + 1 hour to refrigerate
How much time to cook or bake? 15-20 minutes

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Tuesday 12 May 2009

The foccc



Doesn't it sound poch and positively different to say "Ok my guest, now for desserts I made a foccc for you"? I think it does, and especially when you know that the name of this dessert is in fact an acronym (which I just made up) standing for fatless oh-so-delicious chewy chocolate cake!.
So, make this delicious cake, and have it any time of the day without moderation -- since it's fatless, but it is indeed chocolaty!

How many servings? 8 people
How much time to prepare? 15-20 minutes
How much time to cook of bake? 30 minutes

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Saturday 9 May 2009

Chestnut Pie



Here's a simply-made very tasty pie... and a bit different from the all-too-many-times-made apple pie... perfect for a dessert of another sort.

How many servings? 4 to 6 people
How much time to prepare? 10 minutes
How much time to cook of bake? 40 minutes

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Friday 20 March 2009

Peanut butter mousse



Either it is used as a inovative dessert, or as a cake icing or a for a decoration for a cake, you'll love my new invention, the peanut butter mousse.

How many servings? 4 to 6 people
How much time to prepare? 20 to 30 minutes
How much time of refrigeration? at least 5 hours of refrigeration

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Peanut butter surprises



A delicious individual chocolate cake filled with peanut butter, yumy! My invention

How many servings? 4 people
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 15 to 20 minutes

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Peanut butter - Nutella cake



A slight taste of peanuts and of hazelnuts for a original delicious cake... my invention.

How many servings? 4 to 6 people
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 40 minutes

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Wednesday 18 February 2009

Daim cake



Do you know daims? Those are candies that you can find in any Ikea store. Here's a rich cake recipe to use them for dessert.

How many servings? 12 to 16 people
How much time to prepare? 30 minutes + 1 hour 1/2 of cooling
Hw much time to cook or bake? 50 minutes

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Almond-orange cake



A interesting texture for an intesting orange flavor.

How many servings? 8 to 10 people
How much time to prepare? 30 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 30 à 40 minutes

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Thursday 29 January 2009

Did you say JUNK FOOD???



No, that ain't true, I'm not a junk-food addict! I'm just americanizing, so naturally, I eat a lot of peanut butter mixed in any sort of way with a lot of chocolate...

How many servings? 1 serving
How much time to prepare? 5 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 5 minutes

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Honey-apple crepe



Easily made, this dessert will look very Frenchy at the end of your meal.

How many servings? 1 serving
How much time to prepare? 5 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 15 to 20 minutes

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Crepes



A French must-have-tasted dessert: the crepes. They are some sort of very thin pancakes that you garnish at will (jelly, peanut butter, various spreads, etc). They are also the traditional food for the "chandeleur," a celebration on february 2 (this year) on which good French gourmets just stuff themselves with crepes!

How many servings? 20 big crepes or 50 small ones
How much time to prepare? 15-20 minutes + at least 1 hour of resting
How much time to cook or bake? a few minutes per crepe

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Friday 9 January 2009

Milky caramel spread



Very easy to do (but long), this milky caramel cream is used like any spread or jelly: on bread, crackers, or even by the spoon for the uncontrolable sugar-addicts!

How many servings? 1 jelly jar
How much time to prepare? 0 minutes + 2 hours refrigerating
How much time to cook or bake? 2 hours

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Friday 19 December 2008

Caramel cream



Caramel cream are great, especially when they are so easy to make like those ones!

How many servings? 3 big creams or 6 small creams
How much time to prepare? 5 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 20 minutes

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Pumkin Pie



A pumkin pie for Thanksgiving. A pumkin pie for Christmas. A pumkin pie at any time!

How many servings? 8 people
How much time to prepare? 40 minutes (including the cooking of the pumkin itself)
How much time to cook or bake? 1 hour

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Thursday 6 November 2008

Chocolate fudge



An American classical just oh so good... especially when you make it yourself!

How many servings? about 20 or 30 pieces
How much time to prepare? 30 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? about 15 minutes (over the stove)

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Mars and rice krispies candy



Have you ever imagined a treat with mars candy bars, rice krispies, and chocolate, all that in it? Well, here's the recipe... yumy!!!

How many servings? 30 treats
How much time to prepare? 10 minutes + 30 minutes to cool
How much time to cook or bake? none

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Chewy chocolate cake with no fat



No fat at all, only two egg yolks: a very light chocolate cake... light but still so tasty and chocolaty!

How many servings? 8 people
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 40 minutes

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Thursday 9 October 2008

Banana cake



This cake tastes like a banana and has the consistency of "flan" cakes, and you need no butter or oil to make it!

How many servings ? 6 people
How much time to prepare? 25 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 40 minutes

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Monday 22 September 2008

Grand Ma’s Walnut Pie



A delicious walnut filling on a pie crust... enough to enjoy a great dessert or snack at tea time!

How many servings? 6 to 8 people
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 45 minutes

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Goat cheese and chesnut spread sandwich



A cheesy dessert, isn’t it interesting? It is the matching of the sweet smoothness of the chesnut spread and the cheesy taste of goat cheese, with a bit of apple sauce to add to the concistentcy... something to try!

How many servings? 1 people
How much time to prepare? 5 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 2 to 4 minutes minutes

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Friday 5 September 2008

Cachew brownie



Express and real simple recipe for a different brownie: cachew flavored!

How many servings? 8 people
How much time to prepare? 5 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 15 minutes

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Thursday 31 July 2008

My triple chocolate birthday cake



Here's my birthday cake: a delicious triple chocolate layered cake. It's a soft dark chocolate cake, filled with milk chocolate, and iced with white chocolate dusted with cocoa... enough to make you LOVE it!!!

How many servings? 8 people
How much time to prepare? 40 minutes + 1 hour to cool
How much time to cook or make? 15 minutes

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Tuesday 29 July 2008

Chocolate volcanoes



Like the magma of a volcano, the hot chocolate heart of this dessert pours out all around the surrounding, your plate, producing burst of pleasure in your mouth, like the explosions of an eruption. A delicious chocolate dessert to prepare an hout ahead, mmmm, yumy!

How many servings? 4 people
How much time to prepare? 25 minutes + 1 hour freezing
How much time to cook or bake? 10 to 12 minutes

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Tuesday 15 July 2008

Milky apple and apricot delight



A delight just gotten out of my head to use left-over sweetened condensed milk. It is soooo simple and fast to make and yet so delicious. Perfect for summer.

How many servings? 4 à 6 people
How much time to prepare? 10 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 30 à 40 minutes

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Monday 14 July 2008

Creamy pear chocolate pie



The perfect matching of pear and chocolate in a creamy chocolate pie with mashed pears within! A part of this dessert is to be made the day before.

How many servings? 12 people
How much time to prepare? 1 night to refrigerate + 30 minutes to prepare + 2 more hours to refrigerate
How much time to cook or bake? 40 minutes for the crust

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Monday 30 June 2008

Orange and Lemon Pie



Light and fruity... this orange and lemon pie, with the zests, is prefectly perfumed and deliciously sweet to end a great summer meal!

How many servings? 8 people
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 30 to 40 minutes

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Sunday 22 June 2008

Pine nuts chocolate cake



A little change in the choco-almond cake, and you mke it even more tasty and delicious: pine nuts!!!

How many servings? for 8 people
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or to bake? 20 to 30 minutes

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Sunday 25 May 2008

Macarons



Macarons are French cookies originated of two different wities in the South-West (St-Jean-de-Luz and St-Emilion). They are crispy on the outside and melty inside.

How many servings? for 25 cookies
How much time to prepare? 10 minutes
How much time to cook or to bake? 15 to 20 minutes

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Friday 23 May 2008

Chocolaty chesnut cake



You don't know what to do with your chesnut spread? Well, a chocolaty chesnut cake of course!

How many servings? for 8 people
How much time to prepare? 10 minutes
How much time to cook or to bake? 30 to 40 minutes

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Wednesday 7 May 2008

Soft chocolate cake



Soft and chocolaty, two adjectives which match perfectly.

How many servings? for 8 people
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or to bake? 40 minutes

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Thursday 24 April 2008

Chocolate crunch brownie



"It's like everything you like in only ONE dessert!" That is, peanut butter, marshmallows, chocolate, rice krispies, etc. Chocolaty, krispy, crunchy, peanut buttery... mmm yumy!

How many servings? for about 15 decent slices
How much time to prepare? 40 minutes
How much time to cook or to bake? 25 minutes

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Friday 18 April 2008

White chocolate peanut butter cake



Who does not like peanut butter? Not you I hope! And white chocolate? Of course you like it too! So why not a good white chocolate peanut butter cake?!

How many servings? for 6 to 8 people
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or to bake? 20 minutes

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Choco-almond cake



Simple and tasty, the very French almond and chocolate cake!

How many servings? for 8 people
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or to bake? 20 to 30 minutes

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Sunday 6 April 2008

Carrot cake



An American classical! Besides, it is healthy because it has carrots in it... or that's what we say not to feel guilty while eating such a good dessert!

How many servings? for 8 to 10 people
How much time to prepare? 25 minutes
How much time to cook or to bake? 1 hour

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Monday 24 March 2008

Small Easter brioches



It's Easter! Time to make some great Easter brioches for dessert or for this afternoon snack!!!

How many servings? for 8 to 10 little brioches
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 25 minutes

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Wednesday 19 March 2008

The white surprise



A chocolaty individual cake which hides a mild white chocolate surprise in the middle... the perfect contrast!

How many servings? for 5 individual cakes
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 15 to 20 minutes

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Saturday 8 March 2008

Swirl peanut butter chocolates



Beautiful and distinguished! Delicious and even more delicious! So addictive!

How many servings? for about 35 chocolates
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to refrigerate? at least 2 hours

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Wednesday 27 February 2008

Chocolate: the very soft one



Soft and chocolaty: two adjectives which NEED to be associated together.

How many servings? for about 6 to 8 people
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 40 minutes

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Monday 25 February 2008

Rawsberry ice-cream



Great for summer: fruity, sweet, creamy, etc. THE home-made rawsberry ice-cream.

This recipe uses an ice-cream maker.

How many servings? for about 8 to 10 people
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes + 20 to 30 minutes in the ice-cream maker
How much time to freeze? at least 2 hours

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Sunday 27 January 2008

Mill's oat cookies



A very intersting taste for those oat mill cookies which are very plain, and very good at the same time.

How many servings? for 20 cookies
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 10 minutes

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American Brownie



Who on earth doesn't like brownies? Of course you love it! But do you even have a good recipe to make your own?

How many servings? for 15 slices
How much time to prepare? 10 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 15 to 20 minutes

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Tuesday 22 January 2008

Death by chocolate



You'll die for that cake: a layer of thin chocolate cake, another of praline filling, and the last layer is simply a chocolate mousse. Not too hard to make if you are used to cooking (but you'll need a long time), and it is worth making it!

How many servings? for 8 to 10 people
How much time to prepare? 1 hour (plus at least half an hour of refrigerating during the recipe and 4 hours before serving)
How much time to cook or bake? 10 minutes

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Chocolate chips muffins



So common, but still so good! Delicious muffins with chocolate chips.

How many servings? for 12 muffins
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 15 to 20 minutes

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Sunday 6 January 2008

Galette des Rois



The traditionnal French dessert for January 6, the celebration of the day when the Three Wise Men came and saw Jesus who was just born. In that dessert, a tiny figurine is usually hidden. The person who gets it into his/her slice is said to be the King (or the Queen if it is a girl) and gets to wear a crown (made of golden paper). Traditionnally, he (or she) has to choose a Queen (or a King if it was a girl who got the figurine) who also gets to wear a crown.

How many servings? for 6 to 8 people
How much time to prepare? 15 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 30 to 40 minutes

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Friday 4 January 2008

Easy apple crisp



A light and fruity dessert perfect to finish a meal or for a cooked snack.

How many servings? for 4 people
How much time to prepare? 15 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 25 minutes

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Friday 28 December 2007

Millas



A chocolate cake for the ones who like chocolate but not the "too much chocolaty." A very light effect.

How many servings? for 6 people
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 30 minutes

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Chocolate cake: the "Very-Light"



A chocolate cake for the ones who like chocolate but not the "too much chocolaty." A very light effect.

How many servings? for 6 people
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 30 minutes

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Thursday 27 December 2007

Chocolate Bûche



THE French Christmas favorite: a rolled cake filled with chocolate cream.

How many servings? for 8 people
How much time to prepare? 1 hour (and another hour to refrigerate)
How much time to cook or bake? 10 minutes

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Wednesday 19 December 2007

Party cookies



Colorful, crunchy, and sweet... the perfect cookies for parties!

How many servings? for 25 to 35 cookies
How much time to prepare? 30 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 15 minutes per cooking sheet

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Monday 17 December 2007

The Crunchy Chocolate Delights



The perfect match of good chocolate and Rice Krispies.

How many servings? for 25 treats
How much time to prepare? 10 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? None

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Tuesday 4 December 2007

Brenda's Cookies



The most delicious chocolate chips cookies in the world!!! From the recipe of the Great Brenda Hornberger.

How many servings? for 50 cookies
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 10 minutes for each cooking sheet (about 4 cooking sheet)

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Monday 3 December 2007

Rice Krispies Treats



Some delicious treats with the perfect taste of marchmallows allied to crunchy rice krispies...

How many servings? for 25 treats
How much time to prepare? 30 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? None

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Rose flavored cake



I created the recipe of this special cake when I discovered that it existed some rose flavored syrup. That dessert is a cake with plain layers, and rose flavored layers. Enjoy...

How many servings? for 8 ro 10 people
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes (plus 20 minutes to decorate)
How much time to cook or bake? 30 to 40 minutes

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Pignolats



The pignolats are delicious chewy pastries with good pine nuts. A delight!

How many servings? for 30 treats
How much time to prepare? 20 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 15 minutes

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Whipping cream cookies



The easiest recipe ever! You just have to mix! Besides, it's so delicious they will all be gone before you say "whipping cream!"

How many servings? for 15 to 30 cookies
How much time to prepare? 5 minutes
How much time to cook or bake? 10 minutes

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