Multigrain Seeded Bread

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I think this may be the very first healthy recipe on this blog. I mean, this is a dessert blog so you better not be coming here looking for any healthy recipes in the first place, but it's nice to be surprised once in a while. This bread is a hearty loaf filled with all kinds of seeds and oats. There is a ton of texture in this bread, along with a nutty flavour from the toasted white sesame seeds. This bread would be wonderful alongside a big winter stew or topped with a fried egg or even just slathered with some good quality butter. 

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Passion Fruit, White Chocolate, and Hibiscus Plated Dessert

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This is what "playing around in the kitchen" means to me.

Plated desserts are not something I know a lot about, at all. I learned a little bit about them in school, but I work in a patisserie, not a restaurant, so I've had zero real world experience with them. Plating is hard, man! You can see a plate and think, "Oh man, that's so beautiful, that doesn't look too hard to do" but then you try it yourself and it just seems....clunky and awkward. But it's still a lot of fun to come up with ideas, draw them out, and execute them!
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Salted Caramel Macarons

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Ever since I made my first batch of macarons, I've loved them. I love making them, I love eating them, I love thinking of flavours for them. They're so versatile - you can put just about anything in between two macarons and it's still a macaron!

I've made quite a few macarons on this blog and I thought I would round 'em all up in one post! A macaron party!
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Lemon Cream Puffs

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Originally, I wanted these to be Meyer lemon cream puffs. Last year, I remember seeing Meyer lemons everywhere - at least until I decided to make something with them, then they magically disappeared from the stores. This year, I was going to buy Meyer lemons as soon as I saw them, no matter what. This year, I would have Meyer lemons! 

Aaaaaand nope. I didn't see one Meyer lemon. Granted, I didn't really get out much during December because of work and I tend to frequent only 3 or 4 grocery stores in my area, but still! Nothing! But I did find fresh passion fruits (!!!) last week, so there will be something coming up in the next few weeks with those.
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Brioche Doughnuts with Brown Butter Pastry Cream and Maple & Vanilla Bean Glaze

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Sometimes, you just want a doughnut. And not just any doughnut. If you're going to eat fried dough, you might as well go big or go home. 

Use a dough with a ton of butter - brioche. 

And don't just make a regular pastry cream - add brown butter. 

And the pecans - more brown butter. Butter everywhere. 

When I say go big or go home, I mean it.
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