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Transport Yourself to Paris This Month Baking Dorie's French Treats

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All through July, our Baking Club will be making its way through Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi, and we hope you'll join us. Read on for details on how to participate and get started with a few recipes from the book.

Dorie Greenspan's Pailles (Puff Pastry Sandwiches)
Dorie Greenspan's Pailles (Puff Pastry Sandwiches)

how to participate

Are you new to our Baking Club? Here's a quick primer to get you up to speed:

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1) Get the Book

Pick up Baking Chez Moi—either online or from your favorite local bookstore. Or, if you’re not ready to commit quite yet, check it out from your local library or borrow a copy from a friend.

2) Read & Cook

Rather self-explanatory, as this is one of the most important parts of participating in a cookbook club, right? If you’re not sure where to begin, take a page out of our Cookbook Editor Ali Slagle's playbook. When she reviews a cookbook, she reads through the entire introduction as well as 15 headnotes and recipes, and then cooks at least three recipes.

3) Share Your Opinions

We chat in our Facebook group all month long! Join the Baking Club here and post pictures of what you bake from the books and share reviews, too. Fill everyone in on what you thought of the dish (remember to share the recipe name and even the page number, if possible). You can share photos on Instagram as well, just remember to tag them with #f52bakingclub.

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Get started

Don't worry if you don't have a copy of Baking Chez Moi quite yet. We have seven recipes (including the Pailles up at the top) from her book to get you ready for the flurry of French pastries ahead this month.

Les Whoopies

Les Whoopies by Dorie Greenspan

Dorie Greenspan's Custardy Apple Squares

Dorie Greenspan's Custardy Apple Squares by Nicholas Day

Tarte Tropézienne

Tarte Tropézienne by Dorie Greenspan

Cardamom Crumb Cake

Cardamom Crumb Cake by Dorie Greenspan

Parisian Macarons

Parisian Macarons by Dorie Greenspan

Apple Tarte Flambée

Apple Tarte Flambée by Dorie Greenspan

What recipe from Baking Chez Moi are you planning to tackle first this month?

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