Raspberry Swirl Brioche

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Sometimes I have blog posts that I can’t wait to put up. They’re so good, so pretty, so delicious that I’m just too excited to wait. I’m like a kid that made a macaroni picture and ran to show their parents before the glue was even dry. This is one of those posts!
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Brown Butter Ice Cream

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Everybody loves brown butter. Even if you don’t know what brown butter is, you love it. You will love it. 

Brown butter is basically caramelized butter. The milk solids in the butter toast and brown, giving a whole new flavour profile. Think about plain granulated sugar. Now think of caramel. Both are sugar, but they are wildly different from each other in all other aspects. It’s the same with brown butter. It’s still butter technically, but there are complex and rich flavours going on in there now. You wouldn’t have butter ice cream, but you can certainly have brown butter ice cream.
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Coconut and Cardamom Panna Cotta with a Mango and Cilantro Salsa

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 I’m the kind of person that loves rich, decadent, and downright indulgent desserts. The ones that you say to yourself, “Oh, I shouldn’t, but I’ll treat myself. Just this one time.” Except it’s never just one time for me. 

But sometimes, especially in the summer, I want something lighter and fresher. Something that’s not filled with chocolate or covered in caramel sauce. Something like these panna cottas.
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Sage and Walnut Bread

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I'd love to be able to write something witty, interesting, somewhat funny, and attention-grabbing here, but I've been staring at the laptop screen for about half an hour and my mind is still a blank.

Do I talk about how much I love homemade bread?

Nah, done that with pretty much every other bread post.

Talk about Tofino? 

Done that already, not much has changed since last week.

Talk about why I don't have anything to write about?

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