09 septembre 2009

Retour en douceur(s)...A sweet return...

Panna Cotta au "Buttermilk" et compotée de figues blanches à la NoisetteButtermilk Panna Cotta with white figs compote and Hazelnuts Life can be funny sometimes...I have just spent almost a month in the USA, and I really fell in love with buttermilk. The revelation came from the amazing pancakes served every morning for breakfast at our hip hotel in Seattle.They were so moist and airy at the same time, mmmm, divine...I knew I had to bring some buttermilk back to Paris because I was convinced this product simply did... [Lire la suite]
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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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18 novembre 2008

Pas peu fière II, le Succès Praliné de Christophe Felder/Quite proud of myself part II, Felder's "Succès" Cake

My second recipe from Felder's wonderful cookbook "Les gâteaux Classiques" (Classic Cakes), after the very fruity Framboisier. This time I chose the Succès Praliné, which could be a cousin of the Filbert Cake, only lighter with  flour-free dacquoise layers and a light buttercream made with, among other things, an Italian Meringue. The more I bake, the more addicted to it  I get. Yes, one needs many specific utensils, yes, it is very time-consuming, but it is such a great way to relax, to empty your mind ... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2008

Un risotto automnal bien innocent...An autumnal risotto...

After my -rather- comical misfortune about my last post, I hope no one will find that this innocent risotto looks...kinky ! Well, plenty of savory recipes these lasts days here, huh ? Don't worry, from next post to two weeks on, you will get many many sweet delicacies. And then I will fly...somewhere...a mysterious place in the world chosen by hubby for my 40th birtday ! 10 days without  kids, woohoo ! Any idea guys ? He told me to bring swimsuits, a raincoat, tanks and a fleece jacket, among other things ???!!! Can you... [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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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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21 juin 2008

Finger food exotique pour Garden Party chic…Exotic Finger Food for a posh Garden Party

Croquettes de Poulet aux Herbes Exotiques et aux NoisettesChicken Balls with Exotic Fresh Herbs and Hazelnuts Yippee ! Summer is here ! And it is a well and truly warm summer with a picture-perfect blue sky…Wonderful weather for BBQ’s, garden parties and picnics ! You have no garden, no terrace ? Oh come on, this is indeed a very bad excuse : we have a very popular TV reality-show here in France that features people like you and me who invite other fellow amateur cooks to enjoy dinners at their homes. And at the end of each... [Lire la suite]
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