28 mars 2009

Daring Bakers Challenge : Emilia Romagna Lasagne

Spinach Egg Pasta, Salmon&Brunoise Vegetables, Express (micro-wave) Bechamel SaucePâtes Maison aux Epinards, Saumon et Brunoise de Légumes, Sauce Béchamel Express (au micro-onde) A first time for me : home made pasta dough ! And kneaded by hand ! All I can say is that it is an excellent exercise against flabby arms, since you need to thin the dough until you can "clearly see your hand through it" ! Now that was a challenge ! My verdict : even though my pasta was not that thin, it was excellent and the taste of... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2009

Daring bakers Challenge : Flourless Chocolate Cake, Gâteau au Chocolat sans Farine

White&Black Chocolate Cake, no-ice-cream-maker Mascarpone Ice-cream, Easy Caramel SyrupGâteau au Chocolat Black&White, Glace Mascarpone sans sorbetière, Sirop de Caramel facile An easy challenge this month, but with a touch of technique skills though for we were asked to make our own ice-cream and topping to accompany this wonderfully melting-in-the-mouth flourless chocolate cake. Everything went great since I had already made a mascarpone ice-cream (with no ice-cream maker necessary !) some months ago (click here) as... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2009

Daring Bakers Challenge : Tuiles are in the air ! Des Tuiles légères comme l'air !

Orange and Caramelized Walnuts Tuiles, Salted Butter Caramel MousseTuiles à l'Orange et aux Noix Caramélisées, Mousse de Caramel au Beurre Salé This month's challenge is brought to us by Karen of Bake My Day and Zorra of 1x umruehren bitte aka Kochtopf. They have chosen Tuiles from The Chocolate Book by Angélique Schmeink and Nougatine and Chocolate Tuiles from Michel Roux. Visit the other Daring Bakers for their variations. For once, the Daring Bakers have chosen a "light" challenge. Our mission was to make Tuiles... [Lire la suite]
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29 novembre 2008

Daring bakers : Caramel Cake, Gâteau au Caramel des Daring bakers

Really, time flies by so fast ! I can't believe it has been a month since last DB challenge ! And for november, we are back to (very) sweet recipes, after two savoury challenges (crackers and pizza) : a Caramel cake with caramelized butter frosting ! I could not make the caramels toffees because I was too busy packing and organizing things for my 40th birthday surprise trip : I finally know where hubby will take me : South Africa ! Yeah ! I am leaving today and will be back on december 12th ! I will try to schedule some posts... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2008

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

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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 juillet 2008

Daring Bakers : Filbert Mini-Cakes

Ouf, juste à temps pour poster mon nouveau challenge Daring Bakers ! Il s'agissait cette fois-ci d'un gâteau à la génoise aux noisettes et crème au beurre à la praline, le tout recouvert de ganache au chocolat. Jusqu'à la dernière minute (hier matin), je ne savais pas si j'aurais le temps de m'y atteler. Il faut dire que je n'étais pas super motivée...Je l'ai vraiment fait "à l'arraché" en privilégiant une version "mini" car chez moi, les "layered cakes" (gâteaux à étages)  finissent toujours à... [Lire la suite]
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