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A few weeks ago Bogdan and I hosted a BBQ for colleagues and I decided we needed 7 packages of puff pastry – just in case. Not only did we not get through all 7 packages that night, we didn’t even use one. So I’ve been put in the very difficult position of finding tasty and non-repetitive ways to use them all. The first package went towards a cheater version of Italian sfogliatelle I found…

I first started making Dutch baby pancakes when we lived in Royal Oak, Michigan. I can’t remember where I first heard about them (it was probably Pinterest) but I was immediately intrigued when I saw the beautiful fluffy and dramatic way they puff up when cooking. They’re a super easy weekend treat made with 5 ingredients you can whip up in the blender and have on the table with  5-10 minutes of hands-on prep time.…

Passion fruit curd is a rich and tangy fruit custard that’s a perfect accompaniment to crepes and pancakes (or a Dutch baby), cupcakes, cakes, as a filing for macarons, or spread on a lovely piece of toast at breakfast. Once you’ve extracted the juice from the fruit the rest of the process is so simple it made me wonder why I hadn’t done it sooner. It was so easy that now I want to make…

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