27 septembre 2008

Daring Bakers : Mes "Froggy" Crackers et sauce aubergines/tomates, My Froggy Crackers and eggplant/tomato dip

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25 septembre 2008

Muffins ou Cupcakes ? Muffins or Cupcakes ?

Raspberry, Fig and Rosemary Muffins/Cupcakes like a TiramisuMuffins framboises, figues et Romarin/Cupcakes comme un Tiramisu Well, I ‘ll have both of them, please ! ! Rarely do I participate to foodblog games. Not that I am a snobbish or something, but I have some problems with the word « deadline ». So, today I have decided to go for not only one but two games ! One for Muffin Monday #10 which asked for pink muffins and the other for Sugar High Friday, organized by Fanny from Foodbeam , a special event about cupcakes. And... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2008

Pas peu fière…le Framboisier de Christophe Felder, Quite proud of myself…Christophe Felder’s Framboisier

Looks like a Daring Bakers Challenge, has the color and the shape of it, is as time-consuming, but it is not a DB Challenge. I have decided, all by myself, to push the limits of my pastry skills and try to make this wonderful cake. Well, actually, I did not really have choice : when one has 17 guests (!!), one can’t decently make little adorable individual desserts ! Now you’re going to ask me : what is a Framboisier and who is Christophe Felder ? A Framboisier is a cake made of two layers of dacquoise (mixture of whipped egg whites... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2008

Kolokythokeftedes (beignets de courgettes) comme dans les Cyclades/ Kolokythokeftedes (zucchini balls) just like in the Cyclades

I know, you are slowly getting bored with my holiday souvenirs. But really, I can’t get rid of these wonderful memories. We have been back for only three weeks and I am already feeling sooooooooo tired ! I can’t believe it. So as to not literally exhaust the old woman in me, do you mind if I share a very simple recipe today ? But of Greek inspiration, of course.You should have seen my face with an expression of glazed stupefaction when I saw my zucchini-phobic kids make a feast of the little green balls. Just for... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2008

Mon Top 10 gourmand dans les Cyclades...My gourmet Top 10 in the Cyclades

A Santorin 1- Les chaussons Feta, Miel, Sésame de l'ArchipelagosFeta cheese, Honey and Sesame pastries at the Archipelagos restaurant. Left : Archipelagos restaurant by night, Fira.Guess who's the woman with the little girl ? Archipelagos restaurant in Fira is one of our favourites in Santorini. We could not wait to have another amazing experience there and we were not disappointed. The food was still good, two years later and the service friendly. I particularly enjoyed those greek cheese, honey and sesame... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2008

Oubliez la grisaille, suivez-moi, je vous emmène à Santorin...

Forget the rainy weather, follow me, I'm taking you to Santorini Island... Santorini and I, a love story that started two years ago by a totally unexpected "love at first sight".As soon as I disembarked from the high speed boat which had departed from Crete, I had the feeling that I had found a place often visited in my night dreams. We are well travelled people, and we don't like to visit the same destination more than once, but last summer, we were missing Santorini too much. We had to go back, it was a physical need.... [Lire la suite]
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04 septembre 2008

Et en lot de consolation, des Chouquettes et des Meringues !

I had told you in my last post that I had been utterly disappointed with my chocolate eclairs. But I had not said my last word !! I found an enlightening consolation to forget all about my semi failure : I have transformed the egg whites and cream puff dough leftovers into cute mini-chouquettes and lovely meringues. Ah, sweet things have such a strong healing power ! Stronger than chocolate, I can tell you ! My only problem was the sudden irruption in my kitchen of my little froggies, attracted by the decadent smell. And you... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2008

Eclairs au Chocolat Daring Bakers, Daring Bakers Chocolate Eclairs

Not proud at all of this month’s challenge…Nothing to do with Meeta’s choice : on the contrary, I was extremely happy to have the opportunity to make PH’s Chocolate Eclairs. No, I meant that I just spoilt it all with my ugly decorations! Where was my head when I made…this? Probably still on holidays (yes, I know, very bad excuse). Anyway, they were delicious, even though I found the Chocolate glaze extremely time-consuming compared to the ordinary glazes. But, after all, Monsieur Pierre Hermé is not an... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2008

Menu tout fruits, la récap/All fruity menu : the recap

Le fruit en fil rouge, du cocktail au dessert. Cliquez sur la photo de votre choix pour accéder à la recette ! Click on any picture you like to read the recipe !   Le Cocktail/The Aperitive Drink Smoothie Cerises et Sirop de Roses, Cherry and Rose Smoothie   L'Entrée/The Starter Nem de Chèvre frais et Pomme granny Smith, Goat Cheese and granny apple "Spring roll"   Le Plat/The Main Dish Magrets de Canard aux Pêches Epicées, Duck Magrets (breasts) with Spiced Peaches   Le Dessert/The Dessert ... [Lire la suite]
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28 août 2008

Meringues Pavlova aux Fruits Rouges, Pavlovas with mixed red berries

At last, the end of my fruity menu : The Pavlova meringues with mixed berries have decided to come along for the closure ceremony. Seem easy when you look at them, but quite tricky to make, actually : they can become chewy if you let them rest in your kitchen, because they love, love to absorb humidity…This is what happened to me, unfortunately. Now, I can tell you that, next time, I will not forget to leave them in the switched off oven until ready to be served.  Beside, do not expect a perfectly crunchy meringue both... [Lire la suite]
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