Flourless Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

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The original recipe for these really chewy, rich flourless chocolate cookies comes from King Arthur Flour but of course I had to put in my 2 cents worth. This gluten free, almost fat free cookie goes together quickly with a whisk and a bowl or a hand mixer and bakes up in minutes. While it is good by […]

Updated GF Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Cake

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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It’s time to revisit this Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Cake to make this dessert easier and more foolproof.   is not only gluten-free but perfect for Passover.  I can’t even begin to guess how many of these Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Cakes we made at the bakery but I do remember having to glaze and cut 69 […]

Hazelnut Meringue with Raspberry Mascarpone Mousse

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Meringue, including this Hazelnut Meringue, is one of the most versatile pastry components there is.  It can be used from the smallest of cookies to the Winddtorte – one of the most decorated creations to be found. When I first started thinking about this dessert, I researched Dacquoise and what I found was really interesting.

French Macarons with Chocolate Raspberry Filling

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Just in time for Valentine’s day comes these special French Macarons with the same chocolate raspberry truffle filling we sold at the bakery. This deeply chocolate, deeply raspberry filling is sandwiched between two pink macaroons. It is important to read this header because a lot of the information is here and only referred to in […]

Part 1: Mincemeat Tarts and a Cookie

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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These Mincemeat tarts concentrates on finishes for minature tarts as well as a delightful cookie filled with mincemeat. This Mincemeat is nothing like the original combination of minced meat, dried fruits, suet and tons of spices born out of the necessity to preserve meat, without salting, curing, smoking or drying it in days long gone by. […]