30 mars 2014

Baked Sunday Morning: Peanut Butter Chocolate Whirligigs.

     Whirligigs: just the name stop you to the recipe!!! Whirligigs, Whirligigs,… I can’t stop to pronounce this very weird word (probably just fun for a French girl!!!). In fact, unlike their name, these cookies aren’t weird, they are just perfect. A lovely peanut butter flavor, due to the dough, and a nice strong taste of dark chocolate, due to the filling. One thing, the dough is a bite difficult to roll once you spread the chocolate filling, it dried and cured very quickly… and it was the same to slice… ... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2014

Tuesdays With Dorie – Mocha Brownie Cake.

  One word: WONDERFUL!!!! Certainly, the best chocolate dessert since for a while, and perhaps my favorite of Dorie’s book “Baking with Julia”. The recipe wasn’t very difficult, however it takes a little time. It’s divided into several parts, with resting time. For my part, everything went without trouble, and even quite easily. I made individual cakes, I reduced the recipe (used 2 eggs) and obtained 5 muffin size cakes.      The cakes were incredibly moist, soft, chocolaty and not at all heavy. I... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2014

Baked Sunday Morning: Classic Crème Brûlée.

Crème Brûlée has mysterious origin, French, English and Spanish argue about it. Anyway it’s a staple in French cooking. The ingredients found in the recipes don’t vary too much: egg yolks, sugar, cream, and vanilla. Sometimes it can be added a small amount of milk to slightly lighten the recipe. I used it and it gives a very nice result: less rich and mostly less heavy! I like to have something soft/light, which makes you want to take more, rather than the inverse. So, I almost follow this recipe, instead of 2 cups cream I used... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2014

Tuesdays With Dorie – Buttermilk Scones.

After the rich and creamy Chocolate-Mascarpone Cheesecake, the Buttermilk Scones were a kind of break, a lovely interlude. The recipe was really easy and very quick, with just some ingredients, usual equipments, and a sleight of hand!!! The result was nice, this recipe is one of the greatest that I have made. The outside of the scone is paper-thin and crisp and opens to an incredibly light, tender, and buttery crumb, maybe a bit buttery. To be 100% perfect, the next time, I will omit the melt butter, I think there is enough in... [Lire la suite]
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