Category Archives: MPK

Carrot cake page 277

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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.

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Potatoes cooked in duck fat page 221

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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.

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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.

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Baba au rhum page 218

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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.

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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

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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.