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Pralus

Weekend Tasting: Pralus

If you haven’t eaten this bread before, it looks odd. If you have, I bet you just want to eat it again now you think about it. This bread is called La Praluline by François Pralus. It’s a rich buttery brioche filled with pink pralines. Almonds and hazelnuts are being coated in rose sugar, cracked and folded into the brioche by hand.

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon Buns

This is the recipe I have been making for years, but somehow I never posted it here. Before I knew I could make these things myself (before I really got into baking at home), I used to eat them during every trip to the US or Canada. Preferably as breakfast or afternoon snack. I prefer the buns slightly warm -fresh out of the oven or the next day heated up- without the thick layer of frosting. I just don’t like frostings that much, also the reason why I dislike most cupcakes.

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Coconut buns

Hmmmm.. checked my drafts today and this one was never posted. This is a post from December 2012!! >.< Here it is now. Just over one and a half years later….. Ahum. I won’t be posting recipes for a while probably. I just started my internship (it is part of my program at school). I work 5 days a week now and don’t feel like making a mess in the kitchen and cleaning it up when I’m at home. :p

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Week #UNKNOWN

I’m not even sure what school week we are in. I tried to count, and apparently it’s week 10 already Ö …  Somehow time flies very very hard and I lost track of everything that’s been happening. I even forgot to take pictures of some things. But now I gathered all the photo’s I have, so this post is for me to keep track too.

We did viennoiserie, choux and entremet and a week of random things like croissant d’amande, polonaise and some things I forgot and don’t have pictures of. (not worth memorizing I think)2014-03-10 13.13.09 2014-03-12 17.21.57

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Homemade bagels

Bagels

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I love bagels, but I don’t didn’t eat them often (until now, as this recipe is so simple). The last time I ate a real, fresh baked bagel must be over 5 years ago in Canada. I probably ate some from the the American/Canadian supermarkets after that really good one, but they were obviously not as nice as the fresh baked one. Here in The Netherlands there is one chain who is “specialized” in bagels, but I’m a student and I’m not willing to pay €7 ($10) for a similar bagel as shown above. I can buy all the ingredients I need with €7 and make a lot of bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon. So I did. We also hit the third recession so I advise you to make some bagels yourself too.

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Cookie buns (Mexican coffee buns)

I haven’t posted anything in three weeks as I had exams and not a lot of time to bake, take pictures and post them online. But now I have vacation (!!!) and I of course baked some things this weekend. I made these coffee buns which have several names: rotiboy buns, mexican coffee buns, cookie buns, coffee buns… Well I’ll just call mine cookie buns.

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Rilakkuma custard buns

Do you know Rilakkuma already? I didn’t until a couple of years ago. But this adorable bear is almost like Hello Kitty, just not as known by the mainstream outside of Asia. It is Japans fifth most popular character! I made Rilakkuma shaped breads a week ago for my cousin, but without the custard. This time I had crème pâtissiére from the day before in the fridge so it seemed like a great idea to put it inside the buns! It was super delicious!

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Simple scones

I was craving scones for a long time, for months.. or years. I don’t know why I have not made them earlier?! They are so damn easy. I always thought they were difficult, like croissant difficulty. So recently around midnight, I just wanted to eat them so badly. I looked for recipes online and found one that had been made by over 600 people. I decided that I was going to make them the next morning. And I did.

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Chocolate bread rolls

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you have seen these rolled up chocolate breads already.  I made these about a week ago. I wanted something chocolate-y, but not cookies or brownies. So bread  filled with chocolate seemed like the best and healthiest choice, plus I hadn’t tried that before.

Right now I’m busy studying for my exams so I’m not making anything this weekend. It doesn’t matter, as I procrastinated enough last week by making yummy stuff. So there is enough left to post!

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Savory bread rolls

Okay, you’d might not want to eat these super delicious bacon, onion, corn and cheese rolls before your date, but you would definitely want to any other moment of the day. Awesome as a snack in between meals or as part of your breakfast / lunch. You could even serve these with some soup for dinner. Endless possibilities I’d say.

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