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Earl Grey Macarons

Earl Grey Macarons

I decided to revisit macarons and try the recipe again to create non-hollow macarons. Every attempt looked like a perfect macaron, except when it was cracked open, it was hollow. After a few more attempts and more reading as to why my macarons were turning out to be hollow, I hit success. They weren't hollow anymore, but I had other issues with the macaron and it was mostly due to my oven. It was browning too quickly or it would be under baked. It took a while before I got to learn about my oven in my new place, but I've got it down now.

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Hosting Afternoon Tea

Hosting Afternoon Tea

An afternoon tea party is such an fun and elegant way to get together with friends and family to celebrate a special occasion, or just an excuse to dress up. Hosting an afternoon tea party may seem daunting at first, but the overall experience is so rewarding! From the planning of the menu to the execution and to finally sit down to enjoy a good cup of tea with cake, it is all worth it.

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Cranberry Scones

Cranberry Scones

Afternoon tea is not the same without scones and clotted cream. Ever since trying clotted cream in England, it has become an essential part of my afternoon tea cravings. Clotted cream is quite difficult to come by in Toronto as only certain grocery stores carries the product from England. Devonshire cream is not the same as the coveted luxury clotted cream that I've grown to love. There are subtle differences in flavours but in terms of texture it'll add that creaminess to the scones that's needed. Scones on their own can be a bit dry, but with clotted cream and fruit jams added to its center, they become a divine creation with a good cup of tea!

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Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

As you all may have noticed from all these recipes on my site showcasing sugary goodies that I have a huuge sweet tooth. I don't typically gravitate towards baking or eating cookies, unless they are soft and chewy. I've tried several cookie recipes before but have always found it hard to re-create the soft chewy centers. It wasn't until I realized what I was doing wrong.

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