Category Archives: MPK

Carrot cake page 277


I really liked this one.  Not all members of my family did though,  the one who does not like cinnamon loved the frosting.  It was very light and not too sweat.  I did not have  10 inc cake pans but I did have 9 inc.  The cake did rise a bit  so I had to cut a rather large section of the top.  I loved it and would make it again for a party.  It was a bit  big for the 5 of us.


Potatoes cooked in duck fat page 221


Happy New year Everyone!

I did cheat a little bit.  I did bake them in the oven and used much more of the duck fat than just 2 – 3 tbl spoons.  I was also making steak and wanted to concentrate on that and my Bearnaise from Julia Child’s MAOFC.

These potatoes are so delicious.  I do not know what these potatoes are called we only have yellow or red.  I used the yellow ones.



Counterfeit duck confit page 179

I could not find any such thighs so I cheated big time.

I love confit and when we go to a bistro in town I always order confit.

After the tourist bomb hit Iceland we have now people immigrating to our lovely country.  Like the two french men who just opened a french delicatessen shop here in Reykjavík.  We had about 300.00 tourists a year but now we have over 2 millions, it is just plain crazy and the are coming all year round.  Even now when we have only 4 hours of daylight.


I bought the Maison Dubernet in the new store, Labeyrie was bought elsewhere.

We did not have any potatoes in the house so we bought take a way french fries I know not good.

We have so much left over duck fat that I will not have any problems making potatoes in duck fat page 220.  The ingredients for the cassoulet will be harder to find.

This tasted just perfect.


Baba au rhum page 218


We have bought these cakes in France and brought them home and given to my dad who loves them.  I was looking forward to making them, my DH loves them as well.

They are not difficult to make and taste so good.  I made the whole rum syrup recipe but not them cream.

The kids did not like it (they are both over 21) and my small children (10 and 12) had ice-cream.

The grown ups (over 45) all added some dark rum to the baba and that made all the difference.

I´m so doing this again when I have a new bottle of dark rum.


Celery root salad page 105

This was not the best looking vegetable I ever bought but one of the more delicious ones.

I have never eaten a celery root raw but what a nice surprise.  I thought I had a box of sour cream in the fridge but was mistaken so I skipped that part and my celery root was over 2 kg but it was the smallest I could find.  I loved the dressing, we like mustard and mayo at my house so it was a given.  I had the salad with fish and there was hardly any left.

I also did Potato, basil and feta tortilla.  My mother in law gave me some Piment d’espelette that she brought back from Basque country and I use when I need that spark in my cooking.  I cannot say that my tortilla was a hit.  My son said:  Mom I think you just need more practice.  His nice way to say I don’t like it.

Brown sugar tart page 174


This one was a success.  My mom loved this one as she is not too keen on nuts.  It was like a pecan pie without the pecans.  I served it with whipped cream as a dessert.

I used dark brown sugar and espresso powder and no bacon.  I did not find the tart too sweet.  I used a bit more espresso than asked for.

Too me it the crust was to dark but my DH loved it.  I wished we could buy the crust ready made then making tarts would not take up so much time.  Well it would never be as good as home made.