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Eggplant caviar page 66

I had to talk myself into making burned eggplants I thought it would be messy and a bit dangerous but hell no.  This was a peace of cake.

It did not take long and it was delicious.

I´m back from vacation and I did not do any of the recipes for July.  I did not find andy chick pea flour, nether at home nor in France.  My mother in law makes a killer soup au pistou and she makes it always with sausage and haricot blanc, vert and rouge along with herb de provence.

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France 2017

I´m a soccer for soap

Here are a few things I brought back from my vacation.  Lavender, bay leaves and fennel from my mother-in-law’s garden.  I also brought back some great thymine that grows wild close to her home.   I love sardines as I have said before and brought 1,5 kg back with me.  My DH claims that I brought back 20 kg of soap and sardines but that is not true..  We (not just me) also bought 800 gr of anchovies.  Yes we bought a new suitcase.

I also bought some spices from the market.

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Frisée salad with bacon, egg, and garlic toasts page 99

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Not the best picture I know.

I was in a hurry so I did not make the croutons and the eggs were hard boiled.  I had this salad as a starter for dinner and then I had the galettes from Davids book but with whole flour instead of buckwheat (p. 135).  It was a very French style dinner.  I took the rest of the salad to work and had for lunch.  It was very tasty and good.

 

 

 

Sunday In Paris Chocolate Cake page 72

I have tried numerous times to make this cake and bought all the ingredients and when it came time to bake somebody in my household had eaten all the salted peanuts.  We are talking three attempts.  I also bought instant coffee and when I made the cake there was no mentioning of instant coffee.  I do not know where that came from, maybe the paged turned and I was reading the wrong recipe, good thing it did not happen when I made the cake.

I did not have any heavy cream for the frosting so I used butter instead and it was just fine.

I found this cake a bit dry so I had it with vanilla ice cream.  Very good cake with ice cream and coffee.

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Some years ago we met up with my mother in law in Paris and had dinner at this restaurant Le Procope.  This restaurant is just across the pastry shop Un Dimanche á Paris.  It looked very modern.

We celebrated cream puff day by making a lot of cream puffs.  We had with chocolate and raspberry jam.  Not all of us wanted with chocolate and we had whipped cream with vanilla extract and powder sugar, which was a big hit.  I have always just used plane cream.

My DH asked for some Nun’s Beignets and that was not a problem I made 8 beignets for him and him alone.  No one could get near them as he snapped them all up.  At the end of the day my DH had close to 20 puffs all together.  You can see under his feet there in the corner, he is resting.

Birthday, free the nipple day

I made this for my birthday and took to work. I have made it before with different chocolate. This time I used my Valrhona and a 8 inc springform and it was just perfect.  I used almond flour and baked the cake for 30 min.

Here is the recipe:

http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2014/09/helenes-brownies-brownie-recipe/

My birthday was the free the nipple day here in Iceland.   It was the first time they had this special day and they had to choose my date of birth. These raspberries are my contribution.  In my opinion this was just total nonsense. If you want to bear your breasts in public you can there are no laws against it, not in this country anyway.

You can read more about this day here:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/freethenipple-women-in-iceland-bare-breasts-in-solidarity-with-trolled-student-10136238.html

 

Sunday 

After reading Dorie’s comments on this French pear tart I knew I had to make it for my husband. It was all she promised. Marc my DH said it was just like we had bought it in a pâtissurie in France. I loved it and will make it again.

Here is Dorie’s link.  http://www.doriegreenspan.com/2009/01/tuesdays-with-dorie-french-pear-tart.html

I used pears from a can.

I made the crust with one whole egg as suggested by Steph from http://awhiskandaspoon.com/. It worked better than using just the egg yolk.  Thank you Steph.

I also made this chocolate cake and it is so good an easy to make I highly recommend it too.  From David Lebovitz  http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2014/09/helenes-brownies-brownie-recipe/.  So little clean up everything goes into the casserole.  I make it with almonds not coco nuts.  I have made it on numerous occasions.

Paris In December

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I went to Paris with my DH to meet up with his mom who lives in the south of France.  We had a great time with some shopping and alot of good dining.  I did some shopping at E.Dehillerin where Julia Child did her kitchen shopping.  I got some cannelé molds in copper and tried them out as soon as we landed.

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They are truely beautiful.  I did have a big problem getting the buggers out though.  I think I just have to keep using them so the cannelé will be just pop out.  I did butter them.