18 décembre 2013

Banoffee destructuré, parfait pour les fêtes ! Banoffee in a jar/glass : just the perfect dessert for the holiday season !

  Vous vous demandez probablement ce qu'est un "banoffe" ? J'avoue n'avoir pas trop su non plus ce que c'était jusqu'à ce que je goûte une "banoffee pie" dans un nouveau restau de burger "tendance", il y a une dizaine de jours : ce dessert se présentait sous forme de tarte avec un fond de biscuit proche de celui d'un cheesecake, des bananes cuites, du caramel et une couche de chantilly parsemée de chocolat en poudre. C'était dé-li-cieux ! Lorsque, dernièrement,  j'ai eu à régaler 13 personnes dans une période très chargée... [Lire la suite]

26 mars 2009

Les Ravioli au Nutella de Giada, Giada's Nutella Ravioli

Ravioli au Nutella, Menthe FraîcheNutella Ravioli, Fresh Mint I apologize for my way-too-long absence here. A lack of free time combined with a surprisingly tiring throat infection kept me away from my baby blog for almost two weeks. In other words, an eternity. I can't believe how time flies.No cooking neither apart from next Daring Bakers Challenge and this very simple recipe from Giada de Laurentiis, totally unknown here in France but a superstar in the States.No need to make your own pasta dough, use wonton wrappers... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2009

American Tea-Party

A laid-back sunday afternoon with friends...Add to this a common love for the USA, and you will obtain an american tea-party ! Yes, far, very far from the sophisticated British High Tea, but so less stuffy and so more convivial .Very convenient for both adults and kids.A great occasion for me to share Christophe Felder (a renowned Pastry Chef in France) 's Brownie recipe. What makes his brownie special is that he adds a scrumptious ganache on top. But as I had many kids at home that afternoon, I chose to make it ganache-free, the... [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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07 décembre 2008

Ma bûche de Noël (chocolat et caramel salé)/ My Christmas Yule log (chocolate and salted caramel)

As you probably know, I am far away in  a warm and exotic country. Nevertheless, I am not abandoning you : I am aware that many among you are already panicking about the preparation of the holidays meals. This is why I am leaving you with last year's yule log. I can assure you that it is less complicated than it looks. See you soon, I'll be back on december 12th. Click on the picture to read the recipe. Comme vous le savez, je suis loin, très loin, dans un pays chaud et exotique. Cependant, je ne vous oublie pas, je suis... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2008

Truffes épicées à la Spring, A la Spring spiced truffles

No need to tell you whose restaurant is "Spring" in Paris : Daniel Rose is one of the most popular Chefs in Paris and he is american (more precisely from Chicago) ! I have told you in this blog all about the wonderful meal I had there and the very laid-back, though intensive, cooking class I took last year. He is also the superstar of the culinary press both in France and in the States and I found his chocolate truffles recipe in last december's issue of  "Elle à Table". Quite simple : make an english... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2008

Gateau au Chocolat "bling-bling" sans cuisson, No bake "bling bling" Chocolate Cake

Help ! My kitchen is a disaster, everything gets broken, one thing after the other ! Mixing valve tap : broken, dishwasher : leaking, sink : blocked, oven : not working properly. Making a cake in these post-war-like conditions ? No panic ! I have a recipe of a super-moist no-bake chocolate cake.The basic principle is very easy : tea-biscuits (or digestive biscuits) soaked in coffee, arranged in layers, separated by a light buttercream, and the whole cake covered with chocolate ganache.It really tastes like an Opera cake,... [Lire la suite]
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04 novembre 2008

Gâteau d'anniversaire rapido presto ! From scratch Birthday Cake !

Chestnut and Hazelnut Fondant Cake,Chocolate Glaze. Moelleux Marrons et Noisettes, Glaçage Chocolat Three days away from home...and the day I was back, it was my elder daughter's birthday (she turned 12). A quick inspection of my fridge : empty ! a true Siberian desert ! Apart from 5 eggs and half a stick of butter. What about my pantry ? Not a lot to declare, I am afraid...Oh yes, some milk chocolate, hazelnut powder and ...chestnut spread (yoohoo). Now, let's go for a totale improvisation in trying to make something... [Lire la suite]
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08 octobre 2008

Un duo diabolique : Chocolat et Caramel Salé / A « diabolical » duo : Chocolate and Salted Caramel

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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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