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Cinnamon Rolls

Make the dough:

  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp instant dry yeast
  • 75g butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg

Mix the flour and yeast in stand mixer.

Melt the butter, combine with sugar, salt and dissolve well. Add the milk. The temperature of the liquid needs to be luke warm (e.g. body temperature). Mix in the egg (after having ensured the temperature is right).

Add the liquid to the flour and knead on slow for 4-5min. Dough should be a little sticky, but not messy and should leave the sides of the bowl clean. Add 1-2 tbsp of flour if too sticky. Let it rise for ~2 hours, until double in size.

Make the filling and the rolls:

  • 75g of butter
  • 1 cup (200g) of brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg + 1 tbsp water to make egg wash

Prepare rectangle pan (9×13) for the rolls by buttering it up well, and then adding the maple syrup. Make sure the maple syrup coats the whole bottom of the pan.

Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together. Melt the butter. Make an egg wash by combining the egg with 1 tbsp of water.

Roll the dough out into a rectangle, 18 x 12 inches (18 inches is about the length of a rolling pin). Coat the dough with the melted butter (generously). Spread the sugar+cinnamon mixture over the dough. Roll the dough so that the roll is 18 inches long. Cut into 12 equal pieces (divide by 4, then each by 3…).

Place the rolls evenly in the pan (4×3), and let rise for 30min (turn oven on after 20min!). Don’t let them rise for too long!

Just before placing the in oven, baste with egg wash and cook for about 38min, until golden brown on top.

Make the icing:

  • 200g icing sugar
  • 55g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4+ tbsp hot water

Melt the butter, combine with the vanilla. Poor over the icing sugar and add table spoons of water one at a time until the consistency is right. Poor over the rolls, after they have cooled down for 15min. Wait another 5min before eating!

Store covered at room temperature. They shouldn’t last more than a couple of days anyway!

Easy tiramisu

  • 1 package of mascarpone (475g)
  • 500ml whipping cream
  • 2 tsp vanila
  • 2 tbsp dark rhum
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 package of lady fingers
  • ~4 cups of strong coffee

Mix whipping cream, vanilla,  and sugar together and whip until soft peaks (e.g. in stand mixer).

Add mascarpone and 1tbps rhum and whip until hard peaks

Briefly dip ladyfingers in coffee + 1tbsp rhum and lay them down on the bottom of the dish (e.g. large rectangular Le Creuset baking dish). Do not soak the lady fingers, just a quick dip!

Cover with half of the mascarpone mixture

Add a second layer of lady fingers dipped in coffee

Add the rest of the mascarpone mix.

Sprinkle with cocoa powder through a strainer.

Let rest for at least 4 hours in the fridge.


Pour environ 25 caracs (suivant la taille des tartelettes; celles au Canada sont petites, en Suisse, ca fera plutôt 15 caracs):

  • 300g de chocolat noir (70%)
  • 3.75dl de crème (e.g. 35% m.g.)
  • 300g de sucre en poudre
  • colorant vert

Faire chauffer la crème et le chocolat à feu doux jusqu’a obtenir un melange bien liquide (normalement, on peut mettre les doigts dedans sans que ça brûle…)

Remplir les tartelettes du mélange au chocolat et mettre au frigo pour que ça se solidifie bien.

Mouiller le sucre en poudre de 3 c.s d’eau et 2 c.s. de jus de citron. Faire chauffer à feu doux jusqu’à ce que ce soit assez liquide, et naper les caracs avec. Décorer éventuellement d’une graine de café.

Puis, remettre au frigo.

Griessbrei (semolina pudding)

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/3 cup of semolina (durum wheat)
  • small amount sugar, vanilla extract

Bring milk, sugar, vanilla to a boil on medium high in a non stick pot. Remove from heat while you very slowly pour in the  semolina while constantly stirring (to avoid making lumps). Put back on to medium heat and stir continuously for ~3-4 minutes, and then immediately pour the thickened mixture into bowls. Put bowl in the fridge. Feed to angry baby/mom/dad.

Swiss Fruit Pie

Pie crust:

  • 100g sugar
  • 100g softened butter (room temperature)
  • 200g flour
  • 1 egg

Mix all until it barely holds together. Don’t over knead. Make into a flattened ball and wrap in seran wrap. Place in freezer for >20min.

Turn oven on to 350F (180C).

Butter a pie dish and flatten dough into it with fingers. Sprinkle some almond meal to keep dough from from getting soggy. Lay fruit inside. Can go in the oven as is, or one can add the following egg custard along with the fruit:

  • 2 Tbsp of sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1Tsp of corn starch (or flour), mixed into the cream
  • 2 dl of cream

Cook in oven for 45min. Let cool.