31 mai 2008

Pêches Farcies aux Amaretti, Glace Mascarpone, Amaretti-stuffed Peaches, Mascarpone ice-cream

Hardly noticeable, but there are three recipes in today’s post. Everything is home-made : the Amaretti cookies, the mascarpone ice-cream and the stuffed peaches ! How wonderful is Foodie Froggy, mmmh ? Oh my god, I have read somewhere that referring to yourself in the third person, is a symptom of narcissism. Oh no, I swear that my « big head » from earlier this week only lasted a day !! It has well and truly deflated since then…This recipe announces the end of my Tuscan Menu and also many wishes* for me : first home-made... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2008

Sur un air d'Opéra...au Chocolat Blanc/White Chocolate Opéra Cake

Challenge Daring Bakers du mois de Mai 2008May 2008 Daring Bakers' Challenge Phew…I think this Opéra Cake has been the most sophisticated and complex Cake I have ever made. But the harder it is, the prouder you feel when you see the final results, isn’t it ?When I first read the recipe, I was extremely surprised by the absence of coffee. For me, ze French Daring Baker, it was an offence made to my country of birth, lol ! But, after tasting it, I have to admit that... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2008

Attention, billet spécial "grosse tête" ! Beware, this post is about my "big head" !

Dans la catégorie " il n' y a pas de mal à s'faire du bien", je suis très fière de vous annoncer que Stéphane du blog "cuisiner en ligne" et réputé pour avoir la dent dure (c'est pas moi qui le dit !) a sélectionné mon blog pour sa nouvelle rubrique "les étoiles de la blogosphère". Et en plus, il ne dit que de gentilles choses ! Merci Stéphane ! Tant qu'à se "choper le melon", autant vous faire la totale : je vous propose une relecture de l'interview que j'ai donnée au site 750g il y a... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2008

Courgettes Farcies à la Toscane, Tuscan-style Stuffed Zucchini

Hooray for the foires à la brocante* ! I have always been unlucky with them…until last week when I found this wonderful cookbook for only 5 euros. “Tuscan Cookbook” is the name of my little treasure and it is the story of two Australian Chefs who ran a seasonal cooking school near Sienna at the end of the summer 1997. Their clients were Australian, too and all I can say is that I was green with envy when I read how wonderful the class was, the recipes, the place (La Villa di Corsano) and the people. They were accompanied by a... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2008

Filets de veau, sauce Rhubarbe-Miel, Veal with Rhubarb-Honey Sauce

The problem with rhubarb is that you often find yourself with 2 or 3 stalks leftovers and you don’t know what to do with it! Another dessert? No, tired of sweet things! Garbage? Come on ! I have a recipe for you, so nothing is wasted! This unusual sauce is perfect for white meats, like veal. It is a Tuscan recipe, from the world-famous Michelin-starred restaurant “Enoteca Pinchiorri” located in a Florentine Palazzo and decorated with Medicean splendour. The perfect occasion for me to –yes, again, I know- mention my favourite... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2008

Caipirinha à la Fraise, Strawberry Caipirinha

In Brasilian Portuguese : « Caipirinha de Morango ».We‘ve been having a heat wave these last days in  Paris and I find myself quite often with a dry throat : I am thirsty all the time ! And as it is strawberry season in Europe , what could be better than a fruity version of the most famous Brasilian Cocktail : Caipirinha ?  Thirst-quenching, tasty and beautiful to look at with its red “dress”, this cocktail is also quite sexy, isnt’it ? Aaaah, Brasil !!The basic recipe is simply made of lime, sugar and... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2008

La Brioche de Loupiti

Tresse Suisse aux Pralines RosesSwiss Braided Brioche with Pink Pralines I have been tagged by Loupiti. And I am very happy he did tag me. Loupiti is a young man, crazy about the art of pastry-making and extremely talented. I check out his foodblog on a very regular basis but I had no idea he knew mine ! His Swiss braided brioche has been fascinating me for a long time, but I had to wait for this special occasion (his tag) to finally make it ! It is a very easy recipe and the brioche is just the way I... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2008

Panna Cotta Ispahan à ma façon, My very own Ispahan Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta Framboises, Litchis et RoseRaspberry, Litchi and Rose Panna Cotta This is not exactly the recipe I wanted to share today. Actually, it was supposed to be a panna cotta, but topped with a decadent orange and passion fruit compote, recipe of Pierre Hermé. But, to my big surprise and disappointment, I could not find passion fruits in my local market. In order to keep my recipe with a Pierre Hermé’s touch, I have decided to make a Ispahan version with raspberries, litchis and... [Lire la suite]
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