14 janvier 2014

Tuesdays With Dorie - Country Bread.

What a pleasure to come back after a long absence! Absence: not chosen and a bit forced. Anyway, I'm very happy to come back with the New Year. And I take this opportunity to wish you a happy New Year. May 2014 bring you all the good that life has to offer! And to start the year, the recipe selected is the Country Bread. The bread is quite simple, you just need  to make the sponge 6/8 h before or the previous day. Otherwise, the recipe and the dough don’t give any problem, the dough is fairly easy to handle. I divided the... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2013

Tuesdays With Dorie - Savory Brioche Pockets.

When I discovered the recipe, I was rather puzzled: Savory Brioche Pockets. A brioche dough with a savory filling? I had never, previously, used brioche dough other than for sweet pastries.... So between my impatience to discover this recipe and a few questions about the result I started with pleasure in this new TWD challenge.  As very often, I made some changes to the original recipe, in fact only one: I reduced the amount of potato by carrots and, therefore made a carrot/potato mash. For the rest, everything is the same,... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2013

Tuesdays With Dorie - Fresh Rhubarb Upside-Down Baby Cakes .

What a good pleasure to recover the first spring ingredients. It feel sun, the first flowers in the gardens, barbecues with friends…. And of course a multitude of divine fruits and vegetables!!!! So, rhubarb is on the honor this week for TWD, with the Fresh Rhubarb Upside-Down Baby Cakes.   The recipe is fantastic, no real problem, all indications are given to make a wonderful result and to be a success! Just follow, and frankly you don't regret to have made this beautiful cake. For my part, I substituted the crème... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2013

Tuesdays With Dorie – Madeleines.

For this week the Tuesdays with Dorie group chose the Madeleines recipe. So no problem, I like madeleines, it’s quite easy and doesn’t require a lot of work and time. But when I read the recipe I was surprised, at first by the title: ladyfingers and madeleines, the same recipe for two different cakes??? And then by the method …. But why not?? And also because it is the purpose to following the recipe I bow and I follow the directions!!....And NO, I’m sorry but these are not Madeleines, but in fact Ladyfingers!!! And very good... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2013

Tuesdays With Dorie – Rustic Potato Loaves.

Making good bread, give you a great satisfaction, and this week I’m VERY satisfied!!!!! and quite proud to have made such a good bread! This rustic potato bread is wonderful!!!! Easy to make, quick and so delicious!!!!!! A lovely crust with a soft crumb, a good rustic flavour, a true taste of bread ….. Certainly the best I have ever made!!!!! And now my favorite!!!!! I made this recipe two times: the first time I made individual breads, following exactly the recipe, and the second time I made one large loaf with a mix of seeds... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2013

Tuesdays With Dorie – Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I wasn’t very excited with the new TWD recipe, do not misunderstand I love cookies, but at first sight it wasn’t a challenge, a discovery… but one more time I was quite surprise by the recipe!! This cookies are not like all the others I made, I don’t know really why, I bet about the coffee, or maybe the combination of the ingredients all together???? Anyway, to make them: nothing different, nothing special, it’s a cookie dough. I used dried apricots, chocolate chips and just 1 ½ of instant coffee powder. I chilled them overnight,... [Lire la suite]
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03 mars 2013

Tuesdays With Dorie – Croissants.

This week, the Tuesdays with Dorie’ group chose the croissants recipe. Myth and history of croissants can impress, between fear and gourmandizing, the realization of these pastries just requires a little patience and attention to detail, but the result is so high in our work!!                It wasn’t my first “croissants experience”, as a good French, I made (sometimes, to be honest not very often!!) some for breakfast or as a meal for lunch or dinner. You can make as you like, or with... [Lire la suite]
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16 février 2013

Tuesdays with Dorie – Boca Negra.

  I made a lot of chocolate cakes, and I have one recipe I'd like to my favorite that I made when I want a good chocolate cake than everybody can appreciate, even the non big chocolate fan. In short terms: a good hit! When I made a new one I hope everytime to do something better, different or at least as good, and this time my wishes were fulfilled. The result, a cake: different of course, better probably, so delectable and savory!!!! The cake is chewy, a little dense but not heavy, not too sweet, and with a good deep... [Lire la suite]
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03 février 2013

Tuesdays with Dorie – Foccacia.

One word: AMAZING!!! I love this recipe, it was the first time I made a foccacia and certainly not the last!!! The recipe was quite easy, just follow each step, and don't forget that it need 2 days to make it. As for lot of Italian recipes, you can do everything you want with it: savoury, sweet, plain, with herbs or with vegetables, for a sandwich, pizza… one more time, just feel free and play with it!!!! As Julia Child say about it: “these foccacias are so gorgeous,[…],that you’ll want to make them the main event” so, she has... [Lire la suite]
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20 janvier 2013

Tuesdays with Dorie – The French Apple Tart.

What’s better for a French girl than a classic French dessert?? The apple tart is a simple dessert, lovely in all cases, for all occasions. But of course there are lots of different recipes, and each cooker has his own recipe, improved everytime, with tips and secrets to make a perfect dessert, which sometimes are transmitted from generation to generation. This recipe was easy to make, and quite tasty but I have to say not my favorite. Am I too fussy? Too demanding?? In fact, for my taste, the dough, the apple purée and the... [Lire la suite]
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