dessert

Cake & Bake Show 2013

by Janelle 09.16.2013
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This weekend I checked out London’s annual Cake & Bake Show at Earls Court, a baking exhibition featuring live competitions, celebrity demonstrations, sugarcraft showcases, and a marketplace featuring up and coming stars in the world of sweets. When I first heard about the show, I went on the website to get tickets immediately because not […]

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The Quest for Cronuts in London

by Janelle 09.11.2013
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Much to my disappointment, I happened to have moved out of New York just a week after the Cronut craze took the city by storm. Perhaps for this reason I have resisted jumping on the Cronut bandwagon, despite the fact that I would have gladly joined the crazies queuing at 5:00 a.m. in front of Dominque Ansel’s […]

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Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley: A Review

by Janelle 08.19.2013
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Being a fashion and food blogger, I was excited to check out The Berkeley Hotel’s Fashionista Afternoon Tea, the seemingly perfect fusion of my two greatest passions. “Prêt-à-Portea” as they call it is a hot ticket in London and I had to book a weekend reservation 2 1/2 months in advance. I had high hopes […]

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Lightened Up Eton Mess

by Janelle 08.02.2013
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I’m super excited to share this post with all of my American readers in particular because chances are they have never heard of the dessert “Eton Mess.” Here in the UK, Eton Mess is hugely popular and a fixture on everyone’s summer menus. It’s a shame America hasn’t caught on yet, because Eton Mess is […]

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Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding

by Janelle 03.27.2013
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Today I am thrilled to share a simple yet delicious recipe for stove-top Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding. To make the pudding, I used a vanilla bean, which infused a rich and intense vanilla flavor into the creamy rice pudding, and truly sets this recipe apart from all of the others. You can find vanilla beans […]

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Fudgy Brownie Bites With Ganache

by Janelle 02.13.2013
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For the ultimate Valentine’s Day indulge this year, I made fudgy brownie bites with dark chocolate ganache.  I decorated them in plenty of shades of pink and red, but this recipe can of course be used any time of year for many different occasions that require a fun, bite-sized dessert. I was inspired to make […]

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Giveaway! | Big City Little Sweets

by Janelle 01.23.2013
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I am thrilled to share a special giveaway from Big City Little Sweets, a modern nyc-based dessert catering company that specializes in the two things nearest and dearest to my heart here at The Chic Brûlée ~ living fashionably and dessert! As a little treat, the lovely Julie Hwang of Big City Little Sweets is offering a box […]

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Mini Blueberry Almond Crisps

by Janelle 01.17.2013
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Yesterday I made a delightful recipe from one of my favorite chefs, Carla Hall, recently featured on The Chew. This is an easy and trimmed-down recipe for a scrumptious blueberry crisp made in six ramekins for fun individual portions. The filling, made with blueberries (fresh or frozen), lemon, sugar, cornstarch and salt, is topped with […]

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Leonidas Chocolates

by Janelle 01.08.2013
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This past weekend I checked out famed Belgian chocolatier Leonidas in Midtown, NYC. This tiny boutique, nestled between the posh hotels and fashion houses that line Madison Avenue, features an exclusive assortment of Belgian chocolate and Belgian pralines, truffles, orange peel, and marzipan, all imported straight from Brussels. When you walk into the shop, there is […]

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Twice Baked Shortbread

by Janelle 12.21.2012
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Shortbread is the ultimate indulgence. With an ingredient list traditionally comprised of one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts flour, these Scottish “biscuits,” popular since the 16th century, have surely stood the test of time. On my last trip to the U.K., I took home a box of shortbread from Harrod’s famous […]

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