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mocha macarons recipe

Mocha macarons

These mocha macarons are perfect for coffee and chocolate lovers. Made with the French method, these espresso-flavored macaron shells are filled with a coffee chocolate hazelnut cream swirl. Today we’re tackling the infamously tricky (but famously beautiful!) little cookies called macarons. And we’re taking them up a notch by adding some delicious mocha flavor with …

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how to make croquembouche

Croquembouche

This tower of cream puffs is sure to impress. While it may seem intimidating, this pastry creation is made of 3 base components: choux pastry, vanilla pastry cream, and caramel. From the baking to free-form assembly, this guide will walk you through to croquembouche success! Croquembouche, also known as Croque en bouche, which means “crunch …

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Tips for making great homemade croissants

Bread Diaries Day 5: How to make a decent homemade croissant

Day 0 | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 My first attempt at baking croissants was an absolute fail, though that certainly didn’t stop me from eating the whole batch. For my second attempt, I incorporated key learnings from my first batch, and this time managed to produce a halfway decent batch. Were they perfect? No! But …

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