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Instagram Live Recipes – CARROT CAKE / MUFFINS

 

CARROT CAKE (makes 1 Loaf / 12 Muffins)
1 egg
1/4 scant cup of soured milk (using 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar to sour)
3/4 cups white sugar (or 1/2 cup white, 1/4 cup brown)
1/2 cup veg oil
2 cups loose packed coarse grated carrots1+1/4 cups AP flour (or 3/4 cups AP and 1/2 wholewheat)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda (3/8 teaspoon if including brown sugar)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1/4 teaspoon ginger (optional)
pinch salt (optional)

 

 

CREAM CHEESE SWIRL (optional)

4oz (half standard 8oz block) cream cheese (softened)
1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
3 Tablespoons AP flour
1 teaspoon lemon or orange zest (optional)

Instructions for Carrot Cake

1. Mix the lemon juice/vinegar together with the milk
2. Combine sugar, vegetable oil and soured milk in step 1, mix together until homogeneous (these are the WET ingredients)
3. Mix up eggs until yolks and whites are homogeneous, leave aside
4. Combine all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt, mix together with a whisk or fork until homogeneous (these are the DRY ingredients)
5. Mix eggs into wet ingredients and then immediately add the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, important not to overmix!
6. Preheat oven to 350 fahrenheit, portion loaf or muffins (with or without muffin liners) and swirl in cream cheese swirl if using. Bake for ~15-20 minutes (for muffins), ~50-60 mins (for loaf) or until a skewer inserted into middle of the cake comes out clean
8. Enjoy!

Instructions for Cream Cheese Swirl

1. Mix the cream cheese and sugar together until smooth
2. Add egg, mix together until homogeneous
3. Add flour (sifted), zest and fold in until just combined

 

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Macaron vs. Macaroon

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No, French Macarons & Macaroons aren’t the same thing!

Let’s put an end to the confusion. Macarons (rrrrrroll your ‘r” like tu viens de Paris!) and macaroons, while both delicious, are very different. Both are made from gluten free recipes, but that’s where the similarities end.

The macaron is a delicious and adorable treat made from almond flour, egg whites, granulated and powdered sugar. Normally they are filled with a buttercream, ganache, or various jams. They come in a variety of colours and can be customized to meet all your macaron needs. This treat is currently on trend because it’s gluten free and so darn pretty!

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The macaroon is a much simpler and not-quite-as-cute confection. It’s made from egg whites, sugar, and shredded dried coconut and sometimes dipped in chocolate. Still yummy, but definitely not a French macaron!

There you have it! The difference between the macaron and the macaroon.

Call today to order the best macarons in Toronto (416-262-3400). Or pop into the shop and grab a few! Feeling adventurous? Sign up for one of our macaron making classes and learn to make the famous French sweet yourself.
Mmm, delish.

 

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LE DOLCI’S KIDS MARCH BREAK CAMP 2015

March 16-20, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Will your kids be bouncing off the walls on March Break and you are still not sure how you are going to keep them busy? Well, our March Break Baking & Crafts Camp is the perfect solution! Happening between March 16th and March 20th  your little ones will put on their aprons and chef hats and start baking culinary creations – everything from marshmallows and truffles to crepes and pies.

Parents can sign their little chefs up for one day or the whole week of culinary fun. This march break’s foodie fun will include:

  • marshmallows + hot chocolate
  • scones- sweet + savoury
  • chocolate truffles
  • crepes- sweet + savoury
  • pies

Crafts, musical activities and healthy snacks and lunches round out the day. Email us at orders@ledolci.com or contact us at 416-262-3400 to reserve your child’s spot. $360/per child for the full week.

  • Ages 4 to 12
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LE DOLCI’S KIDS CULINARY SUMMER CAMP 2015

July 13 – 17, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Some of our favourite days of the year here at Le Dolci are our Kids Camps when our studio is bustling with the energy of happy kids getting creative in the kitchen. Let your child learn to be the next chef of the household at our 2015 Summer Camp this July!

Parents can sign their little chefs up for one day or the whole week of culinary fun. This summer’s foodie fun will include:

  • pasta making
  • mini pies
  • doughnuts
  • candy making
  • mini cakes

Crafts, musical activities and healthy snacks and lunches round out the day. Email us at orders@ledolci.com or contact us at 416-262-3400 to reserve your child’s spot. $365/per child for the full week.

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#LOCALTOMRKT – Awesome gifts for your fave people!

Le Dolci is joining #localTOmrkt, a market dedicated to supporting independent creators, local businesses and neighbourhoods of Toronto. The brand new event, hosted by AdHoc, a great organization that facilitates pop-up experiences (shops, markets, dining, music, art, entertainment) for small to large brands and organizations, will be a unique holiday shopping experience.

Find us at the market to shop for all the food lovers in your life…

– Sweet stocking stuffers

– Gift packages featuring certificates for our culinary classes

– Macarons (gift boxes for your loved ones and singles to sustain you during your shopping adventures!)

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Festive Classes for Everyone!

Treat your friends and family or better yet, yourself to one of our upcoming classes listed below.

Gingerbread Decorating for Kids

Get creative with our Grandma-approved gingerbread, royal icing, candy and other sweet treats to build and decorate your own festive gingerbread house. Perfect for the young and young at heart!
Date: Saturday December 6, 10-11am & Saturday December 13, 10-11am

Holiday Candy & Caramels
Learn the fundamentals of sugar cooking with a festive twist.  We make a chewy soft caramel, a light and crunchy honey comb candy and a triple chocolate covered English toffee – all with a touch of holiday magic!
Date: Wednesday December 10, 7-9pm

Buche Noel (Yule Log)
Learn to make & decorate a Yule Log for the holidays. Our talented pastry chef will teach you to carve and decorate your cake using fondant, buttercream and royal icing.
Date: December 13,  3:30-5:30pm.

Call today to book your spot!416-262-3400.

 

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Holiday Gift Certificate Sale

Our Holiday Gift Certificate Sale makes it easy for you to be one of those awesome-at-life people who have all their shopping done before December this year.

From now until November 25th, purchase $100 gift certificate and receive $150 in value.

Call our shop to purchase your gift certificates today! 416-262-3400.

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This Season Sweeten Things up!

This holiday season sweeten things up with Le Dolci.
Call our special events team  to:

  • Book your holiday celebration
  • Rent our gorgeous studio
  • Send out sweet corporate gifts
  • Book a holiday-themed culinary class
  • Purchase gift certificates for your staff & family

Call our shop at 416-262-3400.

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