Pain au Chocolat

Pain au Chocolat

Last year I shared with you the recipes for how to make the perfect French Croissants and Pain aux Raisins.  Well… today I am back to show you how to make the missing item to have on a French breakfast table: Pain au Chocolat, my kids’ favourite!  Being that croissants, pain au chocolat and pain aux…

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Seeded Cranberry Crunch Granola Bars

Seeded Cranberry Crunch Granola Bars

It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal!  I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation.  It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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Sooji Kheer – Rava Payasam

Sooji Kheer – Rava Payasam

For the March Daring Cooks’ challenge, Ruth  from Makey Cakey invited us to start the day with something filling, warm and nutritious. We got to experiment with different techniques and flavorings to create our own perfect personal porridge. Porridge?  Mmmm… I have a confession to make.  I have never ever eaten (or made) porridge in my whole…

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Churros y Chocolate

Churros y Chocolate

I think everyone knows what churros are… but what you don’t know is how much I like them!  Whenever I go to Spain, they are my breakfast with a nice cup of hot chocolate… no matter the time of the year, the season and the weather!  That’s how much I like them.  There are a…

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Chocolate Chip Banana and Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana and Pumpkin Bread

I love new recipes that come to life using leftovers.  Doesn’t it feel great to clean out the fridge (or pantry) AND enjoy something new?  Today’s recipe came about just like that.  I had some overripe bananas and some leftover pumpkin purée that absolutely needed to be finished, quickly!  So, I mixed them up to…

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Moroccan Mint Tea

Moroccan Mint Tea

I love Moroccan Mint Tea, so it was the first thing I chose to prepare for my Daring Cooks’ Middle Eastern Breakfast.  It traditionally hails from the Maghreb region (Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia), but it has now spread throughout the Arab world.  It is more like a “social drink” served to guests and I would…

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Za’atar Manouche

Za’atar Manouche

Manouche, also known as Manakish, is a popular Levantine bread topped with a thyme mixture (Za’atar), cheese, or ground meat.  It is similar to a pizza and it can be sliced or folded.  It is often served for breakfast, which makes this bread perfect for the Middle Eastern breakfast I had to prepare for this…

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Ful Medames

Ful Medames

I made this dish for the Middle Eastern breakfast we were asked to prepare for this month’s Daring Cooks challenge. Ful Medames is an Egyptian dish made with cooked and mashed fava beans, tomatoes, tahini, lemon juice, fresh coriander leaves, spring onions and extra virgin olive oil.  It is a staple meal in Egypt, but…

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Middle Eastern Breakfast

Middle Eastern Breakfast

For the February Daring Cooks challenge, Manal from Manal’s Bites invited us to celebrate the most important meal of the day Middle Eastern style! As Manal says “Breakfast is a very important meal in the Middle East; it is major! […] Fridays, the first day of the weekend here in this part of the world is the…

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Kitten Chocolate Cookies

Kitten Chocolate Cookies

I made these cookies for my daughter’s 5th birthday party.  If you follow this blog, you will already know that the theme was “kitty cats”.  These cookies are really quick to make.  I used a chocolate cookie dough that is not too sweet and that is very easy to work with.  I always make cookies…

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies

My girls are home for their spring holidays… a much needed break for everyone before the beginning of the last term of this school year.  I cannot believe that my eldest daughter will soon be in year 2 and that my baby will start kindergarten in just a few short months!  During the holidays we…

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Verrine Fraicheur

Verrine Fraicheur

Today’s dish is a very quick recipe.  Going through my Visual Archive, I have realised that I do not have many breakfast recipes on the blog.  I guess the main reason is because Italians are not big on breakfast.  In fact, we mostly have coffee (or cappuccino) and a croissant or cookies.  I personally just…

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