Black Olive Tapenade, page 57

This was easy to make and very good.

I used this on my fish and baked it in the oven and also on my Fajitas.

Next time I will not use as much garlic.

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Chocolate Creme Caramel, page 362

This was a big hit in our house.  First time making creme caramel and not the last.

I did the Bonne Idée on page 362 and added the chocolate.  I was having people over so I needed 8 desserts.

I was skeptical that this caramel would turn out OK.   It was hard making it even at the bottom of the ramekins.

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It turned out just perfect:

Cassoulet page 195

I could not find the ingredients needed for this recipe so I did not make the cassoulet myself.

I did however buy one ready made from the new french shop in town.

I have never tried cassoulet before so I was excited to try it.

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I heated the contents in a bain-marie as the sales person suggested.

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Does not look were pleasant

 

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Not so much an eye candy.

I thought it tasted good but my DH found it a bit bland.  I will try it again if I see it on a menu in France so I know how a good cassoulet is suppose to taste like.

 

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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