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boterkoek {dutch butter cake} | movitabeaucoup.com - a buttery almond flavoured snacking cake

boterkoek {dutch butter cake}

Dear Thijs, Welcome to the world! This means nothing coming from a complete stranger, of course, but your mother is one of my dearest friends. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without her friendship and influence, which is something we will now have in common. My mother, Rosie Beaucoup, was in the delivery […]

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classic pizza dough | movita beaucoup

classic pizza dough

Have you tried making Finnish Pulla yet? Are you still petrified of yeast? Well, let’s take a step back in bread baking. Let’s make some classic pizza dough. This recipe is adapted only slightly from the one we used at baking school. It’s from one of our textbooks, so when using this recipe, imagine that you’re […]

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faux meringues | movita beaucoup | made with only one egg white!

faux meringues {one egg white}

This is a recipe Rosie Beaucoup introduced me to many years ago. I believe the original came from an ancient Canadian Living magazine, but I’ve altered the notes and method considerably. Growing up, I ate many a meringue made with this method, and even requested them as a part of my prom night dinner (which Rosie catered). I wore […]

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freezing cakes | movita beaucoup

on freezing cakes

When I’m making a cake for someone, I always bake the cake a day or two ahead of time and freeze it. ALWAYS. It’s a great way to be more efficient on decorating day, and I find a little freezer time gives tender cakes stability and makes them easier to handle when decorating. I don’t frost or decorate my […]

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finnish pulla | movita beaucoup

recipe: finnish pulla

We’re going to make Finnish Pulla! Though I’m not Finnish, so I should probably call it Finnish-ish Pulla so the people of Finland won’t complain that I’m doing something inauthentic. And yes, I’m assuming I have a fan-base in Finland. Mr. Kallio told me about this bread. Actually, he hosted a wild holiday party for us (there […]

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tools for bread baking | movita beaucoup

tools for bread baking

When I decided to go baking school, I knew nothing about bread, and wasn’t particularly passionate about it. (I mean, it’s not cake.) Still, I enrolled in a baking program with a heavy focus on bread, and spent the better part of 10 months baking thousands of loaves. Why? Because the science and technique behind making bread will make you […]

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ready mix truck cake | movita beaucoup

ready mix truck cake

Another year, another cake for a Rutherford. This year, Oliver requested a garbage truck cake. Let’s reflect on that for a moment. And now let’s be thankful that Oliver changed his mind and decided a construction-themed cake might be more to his liking. This is not a cement truck cake. I mention this because I learned […]

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easy fudge brownies | movita beaucoup

easy fudge brownies

{click to watch on vimeo or youtube} . If you’ve been following La Vida Movita on facebook, you know I’ve spent the past two weeks trying to learn the ins and outs of shooting video. After my video class was cancelled twice this summer, I decided to school myself, which has resulted in several armpit selfies and a couple […]

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