Category Archives: MPK

Lamb Tagine, page 199 and Lemon-Pistachio Israeli Couscous

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How perfect was this?

After my son’s first bite he asked if we could have this again.

I cooked the lamb for 3 hours and it was just perfect.  I totally forgot to use the honey, I also forgot the salt for the fougasse before baking.

I loved the couscous it is the first time I cook Israeli couscous.  It is also very nice cold the day after as a salad.

We are so having this again and then I will remember the honey.

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Chocolate and dried cherry fougasse (266)

What a beauty.

I loved this one.  My DH was rather surprised when he got home and there were no olives in my version of fougasse.

I did not have any cherries so I used dried cranberries.  I did cut the chocolate into large chunks I don’t like cutting chocolate.  I was worried that my dried yeast was old and would not work but it was OK.  I did not have any orange on hand so I used one teaspoon of orange blossom water.  Orange blossom water is very common in the south of France.  Like in Navette .

The first fougasse was over the same day as I made it.

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.

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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