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Instagram Live Recipes – Delicious Milk and Honey Cornbread

Thanks for watching today’s demo on Instagram Live with Chef Umie.

Here’s the recipe and how to make it!

Milk and Honey Cornbread

1 cup flour
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup sugar

1 cup soured milk (+1 Tablespoon lemon juice/vinegar)
3 Tablespoons honey
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil or bacon grease/duck fat etc
4 Tablespoons melted butter

Optional: sliced jalapenos to top

1. Mix the lemon juice/vinegar together with the milk
2. Melt butter and grease (if using)
3. Combine soured milk, honey and oil (if using) in step 1, mix together until homogeneous (these are the WET ingredients)
4. Mix up eggs until yolks and whites are homogeneous, leave aside
5. Combine all purpose flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt, mix together with a whisk or fork until homogeneous (these are the DRY ingredients)
6. Add melted butter to dry ingredients and stir gently through
7. Mix eggs into wet ingredients and then add to the dry ingredients & butter/grease. Mix until just combined, important not to overmix!
8. Preheat oven to 375 fahrenheit, portion muffins (without muffin liners) into greased muffin tin OR pour into greased skillet and mix-in jalapeno, cheddar, corn kernels etc as you wish (optional) and decorate tops with jalapeno slices etc as you wish (optional). Bake for 13-15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into middle of a muffin comes out clean.

Enjoy!

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Introducing the Valentine’s Cake Pizza

It’s February, which means the countdown to Valentine’s Day begins! 

Alongside returning favourites like Valentina Unicorn and our heart cupcakes are some new treats we added to the V-Day lineup. 

This year we introduce our NEW and AMAZING Valentine’s CAKE PIZZA! 

 A scrumptious vanilla cake topped with pink, red and white swirl buttercream and heart decorations – it’s the perfect way to say “I Love You” to your family of hungry kiddies or for your Galantine’s party with your best friends. 

Our mini “Rose Bud” cakes are also NEW; they’re perfect for sharing over a glass of bubbly. Inspired by our love bugs, these cuties come in a light pink or white buttercream exterior with a vanilla or chocolate cake inside. 

Our Love Bugs are back! These adorable creatures have heart shaped ears and are almost too cute to eat. 

Mini cakes and our “Love” shorty cake – are perfect to share with that special person in your life – don’t forget to get one for your loving Mom or Pop. 

Finally we have our heart cookie cake with delicious sugar cookie and filled with yummy buttercream.

You can pre-order all these delicious treats directly online for pick-up or delivery. 

Visit us at our Dufferin St Location, Scarborough Town Centre, McEwan Foods -both downtown locations (Yonge and Bloor or the TD Bank Tower). We will be there selling with red heart earrings on – come say hi or grab a hug or cake on February 14th as we’ll be fully stocked with vday goodies. 


Happy Valentine’s Day,
Amanda & Team Le Dolci xo

 

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Valentine’s Day Treats Now Available

Valentina is back!!! She’s the Cupid of our unicorn collection and she returns this year to help with your Valentine’s celebrations.

Valentina comes with an interior of vanilla funfetti cake, smooth vanilla bean buttercream and a Valentine colour themed mane. 

Also returning are our heart cupcakes. These delicious vanilla cupcakes come topped with a pink and white swiss meringue buttercream swirl and heart shaped cutouts. A perfect gift for that special someone in your life. It could be your partner, a family member or that bestie who’s always by your side. 

You can pre-order your Valentine treats from our online shop for pick-up or delivery. 

You can also visit us at McEwan’s Yonge and Bloor or their location at TD Bank Tower to order and pick up.

Happy shopping,

Amanda xo

 

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Best Cupcakes in Toronto

It’s easy to feel the January blues with the cold weather and snow upon us but we’re here to brighten your day with some of the best cupcakes in Toronto. 

Le Dolci has six delicious cupcake flavours to choose from:

Belgian Chocolate

Madagascar Vanilla Bean

Strawberry Shortcake

Cookies and Cream

Salted Caramel

Red Velvet/Cream cheese

Once a month we feature a specialty flavour which is only around for a limited time. This month we feature chocolate chip cookie dough.

 

Have a unicorn lover in your household but not looking for a full sized cake? We have you covered with our unicorn swirl cupcakes.

If you have an event coming up and are looking for something with an extra DELICIOUS touch. Have a look at our full cupcakes collection online including “Floral Fancy Cupcakes” and “Strawberry Macaron Cupcakes

For those with allergies or dietary restrictions, don’t worry. We offer vegan vanilla cupcakes and gluten-free vanilla or chocolate – yum!

You can purchase directly online for your convenience for pick-up from our Dufferin or Scarborough Town Centre location or have them delivered straight to you. In a pinch for time? We also offer our assorted cupcakes on UberEats. 

Happy shopping Cupcake lovers,
Amanda xo
PS we also offer mini cupcakes – yay!

 

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Valentine’s Classes now Available

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Why just plan a simple dinner when you can have a fun baking experience for two? 

Leading up to and including February 14th, Le Dolci’s Culinary Classroom is your place to celebrate love and all things Valentine’s.

We’ll have Doughnut Fun for 2 and some special macaron classes featuring Champagne Buttercream – yum! Each class will be kicked off with a glass of bubbly for you to enjoy during class and you’ll take home your baked treats too. 

Remember, love is also about your family or that best friend who’s been through it all with you too. So we’ll have classes throughout that week you can share with your mom,dad, sister, brother, or bestie. We’re also looking forward to Galentine’s Day and have the Champagne Buttercream Macarons class booked especially for all the ladies out there to enjoy with your best gal pal. 

Sprinkle in a Heart Shaped Cookies Class and you can’t go wrong with any option. 

All classes will take place at our studio location in the Junction

We can help with gift giving too. Give your Valentine the gift of experience by purchasing one of our gift certificates valid towards the purchase of a class or sweet treat. 

“Baking is love made edible”,
Amanda xo

 

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Custom Cupcakes for any Occasion

What do birthdays, engagements and weddings have in common? They’re perfect events for custom cupcakes.

No matter the occasion, our cupcakes are the perfect bite to add to the dessert menu. 

 

 From kids to adults, whether it’s a coloured buttercream to match your theme or special 2D or 3D fondant toppers to make your sweets table stand out, we’ve got you covered. 

It’s not just personal events that are good for custom cupcakes either. It’s a great way to thank employees or celebrate a company milestone. We offer edible image cupcakes where we add your company logo to one of our six delicious cupcake flavours. 

Custom cupcakes can be picked up from our Dufferin location Monday-Friday, Scarborough Town Centre shop 7 days a week or delivered straight to you Tuesday-Sunday. 

The ordering process is easy: 

  1. Email orders@ledolci.com
  2. Include the date of the event 
  3. How many are you looking to order?
  4. Attach a picture of the design you’re hoping for or a high-res image of your company logo for edible imaging 
  5. Will you pick up or do you require delivery? 

We can’t wait to make a custom cupcake for you. 

Amanda xo

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Cupcake Delivery

Good news cupcake lovers – you don’t even have to leave home to get your cupcake fix. With our CCC – Cake Careful Courier, we can deliver our delicious Cupcakes within Toronto and the GTA. 

We have six different cupcake flavours: 

Belgian Chocolate
Madagascar Vanilla
Red velvet & Cream Cheese
Strawberry Shortcake
Cookies & Cream
Salted Caramel

You can order directly from our online shop for your convenience. We deliver in downtown Toronto and throughout the GTA.


If it’s custom cupcakes you’re looking for, we can deliver those too. Just email orders@ledolci.com with the design you’re hoping for, the date and location you need it delivered to and our driver John will drop them off for you. He’s the best so make sure to say hi!

We also have them available for order on UberEats so eat up sweet friends!

All the best,
Amanda xo

 

 

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Le Dolci Culinary Studio presents: BATTLE CAKE 2020

Calling all food competition lovers! If you’re like us, you cannot get enough of watching food-based reality TV. The highs, the lows, the props and the flops. It’s all so intriguing and captivating. 

Well here at Le Dolci, we want to put you in the spotlight as we host our first ever BATTLE CAKE. This is your chance to step into the hot seat and put your cake design chops to the test. 

The battle takes place Friday March 27th from 7-9pm at our beautiful studio location in the Junction.

Create your own team with friends and family or come solo and make new friends along the way. There will be a secret theme revealed and prizes will be awarded for winners. 

Visit our website for full details and to register. 

The best part – no experience is required. 

We can’t wait to see you in March!

Happy battling,
Amanda xo