recipes

6-inch chocolate cake with chocolate frosting

6-inch chocolate cake | movita beaucoup

I no longer blog about food. But don’t fret! You can find the recipe for this 6-inch cake and frosting in this ebook: Behold a petit two layer, 6-inch chocolate cake. Simple and delicious. This cake is a shout out to simplicity – moist, flavourful and light. The frosting has coffee in it. It makes the texture soft, silky…

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boterkoek {dutch butter cake}

boterkoek {dutch butter cake} | movita beaucoup

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

classic pizza dough | movita beaucoup

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 {one egg white}

faux meringues | movita beaucoup | made with only 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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recipe: finnish pulla

finnish pulla | movita beaucoup

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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ridiculously simple banana bread (redux)

ridiculously simple banana bread | movita beaucoup

I hate to brag, but 2.0 and I are almost entirely ready for the holidays. And by that I mean: I’m totally excited to rub our preparedness in your face. For in December, when a great number of you are freaking out and/or crying, we’ll be watching Netflix in our underwear. This year, determined to avoid a…

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easy fudge brownies

easy fudge brownies | movita beaucoup

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/107279181 w=640&h=361] {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…

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rhubarb curd

rhubarb curd | movita beaucoup

On Father’s Day, I told Bill Beaucoup that I love him very much and that I’m glad he’s my dad. He responded with an eye roll and “whatever.” It was pretty touching. Despite his lack of sentimentality, I gave him a jar of rhubarb curd made with love. Hear that, Bill Beaucoup? YOU ATE LOVE. Here’s…

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cardamom rhubarb snacking cake

cardamom rhubarb snacking cake | movita beaucoup

If I were a plant, I’d want to be rheum rhabarbarum (rhubarb). Short, thick, tart and pretty: who wouldn’t want to get with rhubarb? It’s one of the more pulchritudinous creeping rootstalks (obviously), but did you know that rhubarb is also slang for fight? Use it as you would donnybrook, melee or brannigan. For example: there…

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