Category Archives: BCM

Pistachio and berry gratins, page 345

This was an easy one.  I used fresh blue berries and a few strawberries.  I´m sure you can use frozen as well since it is a gratin.

I used a 9 inch baking dish since I do not have gratin dishes for 5 people only 3.

I served this dish warm and the verdict was:  “This is like eating warm jam”.  I served it the day after cold and still the verdict was this is like jam.  I liked it, but will not be making it again.

Plain and simple almond cake, page 8

This is a very plain and simple cake.  Only 3 ingredients, eggs, sugar and almond flour.

I was surprised as how fluffy this cake was with no baking powder.  Everyone loved it at my house and I had my parents over and they also really liked it.  My cake pan is 9 inc. by 1,5 inc and it would have been better to have 9 by 2 inc.  As you can see my almond flour was not plain white which gave the cake a nice color.

Lemon Meringue Tart A New Way, page 182


I love lemons.  This is one of my all time favorite.  I remember my mom making this for us as a kid.

I cooked the filling for a few minutes to make sure it would stay firm.  I always seem to have the same problem with this kind of fillings, when it comes to room temperature it starts to become runny.  Not this time!



What a beauty.

It was a big hit and I’m so doing this one again.


With coffee and calva!

Nun’s Beignets page 240

This one was easy.  Basically deep fried cream puff dough.

I was surprised as how the little ping pong balls floated.  I would not have used all this oil had I known.  Another thing how much the little balls grew in the hot oil.  They more than doubled is size.

My DH could not have been happier.  He said it was the best thing I ever made.  I was happy that he liked it so much but thought of all the things I have made the are way more complicated and time consuming.

I covered mine in sugar and my beignets almost did not make it to room temperature.  There were no left overs.  I have been asked to please, please, please make them again.


Granola Cake page 54

Here you can see my ingredients for the granola cake.

The shredded coconut is from a health manufacture but so full of sugar.  Sugar is everywhere you look.

This was easy to make and I did not think much of this cake.  I did buy the granola I did not have any time to make it or maybe I just did not bother with it.

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Honey-Yogurt Mousse page 352

Happy New Year!

I did strain the Greek yogurt for over 2 hours.


Two hours later and not one drop of liquid:

This was easy to make it just takes some time if you strain the yogurt.  I don’t think I will do so next time I make this.  I have been asked to make it again by my sons and DH loved it, me not so much it is way too sweet for my taste.  Next time I will but some chocolate or berries on top.

Dorie has become a part of our Christmas dinner.  I now serve here profiteroles page 238 and this year I made Hot Fudge Sauce page 444.  I also made her rice pudding on page 380 but with raspberry coulis page 449.

I did make the Chocolate truffles page 396 but is did not go too well.

I did manage to hide the screw up with the coca powder.

I do not know why the fat from the cream did not incorporate with the chocolate maybe it was too hot?  This happened again when I made the hot fudge sauce.  The chocolate became grainy and not smooth.  If you have any advice please tell me.

I could not find any Lavender for the spiced Honey Cake page 48 so I will make that at a later time.

Apple Speculoos Crumble page 336

This was a very easy crumble.  The crumble is just 2 ingredients cookies and butter.  I did find the Lu BASTOGNE caramelized sugar and cinnamon.  I added some almonds and dried cranberries to the apple filling which is just apples and sugar.

Here is the crumble on it’s way to the oven.

Here it is after about an hour in the oven.

I was cooking chicken in the oven at the same time so it took longer to bake.


Here is the final results.  I served it with whipped cream, coffee and a very small glass of Calvados.  This was so easy to make and so delicious.  So doing this one again when I need a dessert that comes together quickly an alternative to clafoutis.


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