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Mastering the Art of French Bread Baking. Part 1. Boule.

It is quite amazing how the French create a variety of breads with only flour, yeast, water and their famous art of folding and shaping – called „le faconnage“  – which gives each bread its unique texture and taste. My basic recipe for a traditional French bread is very easy to make. If you want […]

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How to make your own vanilla sugar

Alongside saffron, vanilla is probably the world’s most expensive spice. This is mostly due to the elaborate cultivation and maturing process of vanilla and also to its undisputed popularity. The fragrant aroma of fresh vanilla enhances and refines many desserts and sweet dishes. But what to do with the scraped pod? It’s too good to throw […]

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Brioche à Tête (Brioche Parisienne)

The French name: brioche à tête refers to its shape (“tête” means head). The classic brioche is baked in a traditional round, fluted mold with a small “head” on top.  It’s often simply called Brioche Parisienne. For best results please use European style butter, like Plugrá, Finlandia or Kerrygold.