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What Is the Difference Between French, Swiss, and Italian Meringue?

What Is the Difference Between French, Swiss, and Italian Meringue?

In the pastry world there are three unique meringue techniques every chef learns. French, Swiss and Italian. Originating in the seventeenth century, this marshmallow-like confection, which is simply egg white foam stabilized by sugar, is the base for some the world’s tastiest desserts. But have 

How to Make Swiss Meringue Buttercream

How to Make Swiss Meringue Buttercream

UPDATED ON AUGUST 22, 2023 Swiss Meringue Buttercream is my favourite buttercream to make. Not only because it’s easy, but because it has the smoothest texture and leans lower on the sweet scale.  Perfect for frosting cakes and filling macarons.  Because this buttercream is made from a 

How to Make Italian Meringue

How to Make Italian Meringue

Italian Meringue is coveted by pastry chefs because it is the most stable of all the meringues. It comes together by slowly pouring hot sugar syrup over beaten or whisked egg whites. This process gently cooks the egg whites, completing the pasteurization process without further 

How to Make Swiss Meringue

How to Make Swiss Meringue

Swiss Meringue is a glossy, marshmallow-like confection that comes together within minutes of gently heating and whipping sugar and egg whites over a bain-marie.  Because Swiss Meringue is heated to a temperature of 46C/115F during the mixing process, it is safe to consume without further 

How to Make French Meringue

How to Make French Meringue

French Meringue (otherwise known as Common Meringue) is naturally gluten free and is the simplest of the meringues to make! It comes together by simply whipping two ingredients, sugar and raw egg whites. Within minutes these two ingredients transform into a glossy sweet, voluminous mixture.   

How to Make Chocolate Ganache

How to Make Chocolate Ganache

We’re breaking down exactly how to make chocolate ganache. Rich and silky, this easy dark chocolate ganache sauce is so versatile you can use it so many recipes! This velvety smooth chocolate mixture is made from only two ingredients, chopped chocolate and hot heavy cream. Some 

How to Make Homemade Caramel

How to Make Homemade Caramel

How to make Homemade Caramel like a pastry chef! Making caramel was my least favourite thing to do when working as a pastry chef. That’s because half the time it turned to a crystalized mess if I just looked at it the wrong way.  That all 


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