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March 2013, Volume 9, Issue 3

From the Kitchen to the Table, The Kitchen Store in Orangeville

Baking up a Spring Storm

Baking in the KitchenWe're on the verge of turning a corner as spring promises to show itself. Spring brings new life in so many ways. We would like to encourage you to try something new in the name of spring. Leave your comfort zone and attempt a recipe like our traditional Citrus Madeleines.

Why not try your hand at making bread! We've got beautiful baguette pans by Gobel, that are sure to motivate you! While you're at it take a look at the Breville Compact Smart Oven we have for you to bake up a spring storm!

Sigrid and Staff

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Cooking Tip

If you are making chocolate cookies or cakes dust the bake pan with cocoa powder
instead of flour.

March Specials

  • Manual Timer $9.99
  • Gobel Baguette Pan $44.99
  • Breville Compact Smart Oven $199.99


In this Issue:

Gobel Madeleine Pan

Great minds think alike. Imagine our surprise, to find in the Winter 2013 edition of Food and Drink Magazine, an article about Madeleines. We were planning to tell you about the traditional French cookie made in the Madeleine pan, as well. Madeleines are small, traditional cakes originating in northeastern France, baked in pans with shell-shaped depressions, with a flavour similar to (but lighter than) pound cake.
Enjoyed best with tea or coffee. Get baking.

12 cup non stick $49.99

Gobel Madeleine Pan


Citrus Madeleines

Serve with coffee or tea.


½ cup
2 tsp
¼ tsp
¾ cup
½ cup
1/3 cup
½ tsp

unsalted butter
lemon zest
all purpose flour
fine grind almonds
Icing sugar for dusting (optional)


  1. In a large bowl cream together eggs, butter, zest and vanilla.
  2. In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the dry to the wet mixture.
  4. Divide batter between 24 madeleine cavities.
  5. Bake at 350˚F for 12-15 minutes or until golden around edges.
  6. Loosen edges with knife tip and allow to cool on cooling rack.
  7. Dust with icing sugar if desired.



The Compact Smart Oven from Breville

Wouldn’t it be neat to know of a versatile, quality countertop oven?

This is it! The Compact Smart Oven has 9 preset options to choose from including:

  • Toast
  • Bagel
  • Bake
  • Roast
  • Broil
  • Cookies
  • Pizza
  • Reheat
  • Keep warm

You can set the temperature ranging from 120˚F to 500˚F. This means that you can have a countertop oven for dehydrating foods and broiling steaks! This 1800 watt countertop oven has smart features, but takes up less space. Independent heating elements put the power where it's needed most. Elements adjust automatically for each of the preset functions to deliver the right cooking temperature at the right time.

On sale for $199.99 (Regular $249.99)

Breville Smart Oven


Trudeau TimerFun Kitchen Toys, Cooking Tools and Cool Gadgets

Manual Timer by Trudeau

Don’t go to the trouble of baking without one of these on hand! This timer is wonderfully easy to use, accurate and loud with a long ring to signal time’s up!

$9.99 sale, regular $12.99

OXO Good Grips ChopperOXO Good Grips Dough Scraper

What a great helper tool! Use this for cutting dough, measuring your dough, moving ingredients and scraping the counter clean! Durable stainless steel blade has 1 inch markings for precise measurements.
Soft grip handle and dishwasher safe.

$11.99 each

FreshBag by Dalla Piazza Switzerland

FreshBag by Dalla Piazza SwitzerlandStore your fresh baguette and other breads in this reusable storage bag. Keep breads fresh for up to one week on the counter. Made of 100% cotton and lined with a poly material. Seal tight with the drawstring closure.


Yeast, Bread and Meat Thermometer Yeast, Bread and Meat Thermometer

This thermometer is ideal for accurate bread making. Measuring the temperature of the water before adding the yeast will ensure bread-making success!

Measure temperatures ranging from 100-200˚F. Can also be used for meat and poultry.
Non-mercuric column.

Product sheet and instructions

$11.99 each

Gobel Baguette TrayGobel Made in France Baguette Pan

Making bread is easier than you think. As with most things made from scratch, nothing compares to homemade bread. Set yourself up with the right attitude and the right tools and you will succeed. A baguette pan will help you bake perfectly and professionally shaped loaves.

Did we mention the house will smell wonderful?

On sale for $44.99
regular price is $59.99

PS We also have French stick pans.


Easy French Baguette

Serve warm with your favourite friend, wine, and cheese or spread.


1 ½ cups
2 pkgs
2 tsp
3 ¼ cups
1 tsp

warm water 100˚F
active dry yeast (about 4 1/2 tsp.)
granulated sugar


  1. Mix warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let it sit 5 minutes until foamy.
  2. In a large bowl mix flour and salt.
  3. Gradually add the yeast mixture to the flour, and stop when it forms a ball.
  4. Knead for 5 minutes, using additional flour if needed.
  5. Cut the dough in half and shape into 2 baguettes: to make them pretty,
    roll each half of dough into a rectangle and roll up lengthwise.
  6. Pinch the edges to seal and place on baguette pan
  7. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes
  8. After rising slice loosely down the middle of each baguette with the tip of a sharp knife.
  9. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  10. Fill a 2nd cookie sheet with water and place it on the bottom rack of the oven.
  11. Once preheated, place the cookie sheet with the baguettes on the middle rack and bake 25 minutes or until crusty.