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Lavender Eclairs

 When I was a kid, Easter was kind of a big deal. My sisters and I would lay out our woven wicker baskets in the living room before going to bed, and when we came downstairs the next morning each basket would have a chocolate bunny sitting inside. We were impressed every year, despite knowing the ritual. Like most kids, it was more about the  ...

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recipe, sweet

Choux Pastry with Eggnog White Chocolate Ganache

One of my favourite parts of the holiday season is seasonal baking. There are so many things I love to make but, for some unknown rule, they are reserved only for the festive months: chocolate truffles, for one. But they’re too good to only make once a year! This is my latest addition to my repertoire of holiday baking. Choux pastry  ...

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