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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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Cupcakes – The Perfect Sweet Treat

Le Dolci named 2019 year of the cupcake and we’ve been celebrating every day. It’s the
perfect sweet treat to go with coffee, tea, milk or is delicious just on its own.

Our six specialty flavours are:
Belgian Chocolate
Madagascar Vanilla
Strawberry Shortcake
Salted Caramel
Cookies & Cream
Red Velvet/Cream Cheese

You can now drop-in and pick up at our Dufferin location Monday-Friday between
9:30am-5:30pm or pick some up at our Scarborough Town Centre shop 7 days a week.
We also offer our cupcakes at three McEwan’s locations across the city – Bloor, TD
Centre and Don Mills.
To make it even more convenient for you, you can order cupcakes directly online as well. Also featured online for pre-order only are our yummy Very Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes, Floral Fancies and Unicorn Swirl Cupcakes.

For you Uber Eats fans, we have cupcakes available at the click of a button through the
Uber Eats app available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM-5:30PM under Le Dolci Cupcakes and
Cakes. You can order a half dozen or full dozen to indulge in for breakfast, lunch, dinner
or dessert.

See you soon Toronto!
Le Dolci xo

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Le Dolci Treats Through Ethan’s Eyes (And Stomach)

Hello again, Ethan’s back!
 
So, my last blog post was solely about Le Dolci classes, but in this post I want to expand more on the amazing treats I’ve tasted (the best days are the ones that have meringue-buttercream in them), the neighbourhood, and just a lil’ bit more about some classes I’ve seen.
 
The treats. Oh my goodness. Everything ranging from the macarons, to the cookies, to the cupcakes, are all amazing. Seriously. I take a bite of any of the above and I swear I can hear holy choirs (having grown up in a foodie family, you can be rest assured that I know what I’m talking about). The cupcakes are made with an icing that is just, so buttery soft (like, I’m drooling). Okay. Breathe.
 
What I find really cool is that all of the baked goods that are presented in the little shop are all made here. I think that’s interesting because I’ve been to a lot of bakeries and a good third of their produce is from another bakery (not that there is anything against that), so I was surprised when I found out that the honeycomb toffee, the caramels, the popcorn are made by careful hands in the bakery. Again, there’s a little home in every bite (not literally).
 
The neighbourhood! It’s right across from Trinity Bellwoods. I mean, do I really have to go on? I’m kidding (not really). The neighbourhood is absolutely lovely, and we frequently get customers who are from the area – families, couples, fiancés and fiancées. Not to mention that there are so many dogs in this neighbourhood and they are all adorable. When I’m at the cash looking out I always see, on average, three dogs sniffing the grass of the park across the stress. **Sidenote: there’s this leonberger that comes in once in a while and he is just precious.** Funnily enough, some people walk in annoyed only because they have “just found this place and they live just up the street!” Needless to say, they leave with a treat or two in hand.
 
By now I’ve seen a couple classes happen. The latest one I’ve seen was the Decorating Cake Class. The teacher/pastry chef, Lindsey, instructed her students as they gently folded fondant on top of their crumb-coated cakes. The results were really impressive for students who had never worked with fondant before. They each made bunnies and little flowers in celebration of the past Easter weekend. They concentrated for about two hours, and wore smiles of satisfaction when their little masterpieces were finished – even better, they got to take their cakes home! (You go, Lindsey!)
 
Right now, I’m sitting at one of the tables finishing up this post. A black cake embellished with bright fondant flowers is staring back at me, the shop – closed – is quiet, the refrigerators are humming, keeping the icing cold, and the cakes in the shop sit patiently for their owners. No wonder why I look so forward to coming back here every weekend!
 
Make sure to book a foodie class or order a tasty treat!
 
See you all, and have a sweet and lovely week.

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It’s That Time of Year Again…

…Prom-Posals!

If you are looking for a different and fun way to ask that special someone to prom, we can help make that magical moment come to life. From cupcakes to macarons to cakes, the options are endless.

Give us a call at 416-262-3400 or e-mail orders@ledolci.com to place your order.

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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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