My son made me this rolling pin at school. I love it!
This was a straight forward tart. I love that it is not too sweat it is just perfect. It reminded everyone of a Bounty bar only better. I got good comments on how smooth the chocolate was just like store bought. I made all the components the same day I served the cake and Dorie is right. The tart shell is best the day it is made. Always trust Dorie.
I used the Icelandic version of cheddar cheese. We do not get many imported cheeses and the one we do get are very expensive. So no comté and no original cheddar cheese. I used some thyme from my mother in law. The dough rested in the fridge for about an hour and was easy to work with. I love slice and bake, you can make the dough in advance and bake when you are ready and it only takes a few minutes. I did not use the ham, we do not get very good ham up here. David talks about cutting the cheese with a chef knife. I used my box grater and than started cutting the cheese with the knife but lost my patience and dumped all the cheese in. Baked the wafers for 15-20 min and they were delicious when cold. Loved it whit a cold beer.
I just go this beautiful book and I just want to make every recipe.
I used a rather mild cheese so next time I would use Parmesan. The pecans added a very nice touch. Loved it.
Maybe not the best of pictures but was this ever good.
Every one loved it. We have profiterole as our Christmas Eve dessert. I was not sure the filling would be nicely received as it is not traditional but no complaints. I made the dark chocolate sauce to go with it.
All in all I would do this one again.
First time I make Gateau Basque and first time I make a pie with a cover.
I used apples, pears, pecans, oranges and dried cranberries for the filling and I also used the ginger.
The filling was on the stove for close to 20 min and the liquid did not evaporate, there was just more and more liquid so in the end I used a strainer.
My family would have liked some whipped cream with the gateau and I agree with them. My DH did not like it as he does not like spices in his cakes so note to self no ginger. The oldest complained that the cakes for this blog do not have enough frosting. Well we are baking french style and there is not much frosting.
I took this cake to work where it was appreciated!
This was not so much soup, more like bread with cheese. Our vegetarian was very happy with it and so was my cheese loving husband. Me, not so much. The bread took up all the liquid and I followed the recipe to a T.