Finally got to making the Nutella Tartine from FFwD a few weeks back! I struggled to find brioche and eventually made some in our new bread maker, just so I could make this recipe – it looked too good to miss out on;-)
It was scrumptious. We actually had it for breakfast. I loved the tartness of the marmalade with the sweetness of the nutella & a little crunch from the roasted hazelnuts.
Excuse the blurry photo…my cell phone camera likes more light & a steadier hand!!
We also had the leftover brioche for dinner as French toast – it makes for a delicious French toast. I’ll definitely be doing that again, perhaps with the crunchy sugar as suggested in Around My French Table, another of Dorie’s delectable looking recipes 🙂
The last time I had French onion soup was in Paris, on a trip with my awesome sister 🙂
I remember it arriving in front of me in a small soup bowl, steaming and with bubbled, brown cheese encrusting the top of the bread. Below the bread was the HOT soup, flavour filled and delicious.
So, I was very excited when this recipe appeared for FFwD, a chance to make it myself.
We don’t own individual soup bowls (yet, but they’re on our wedding registry!), so I made the soup in one large casserole dish and we just dished up from there.
We loved it, though I may have slipped a little with the white pepper and so, in addition to being HOT, our soup was rather peppery! Whoops. Sorry lovely fiancé 😉
It was also a bit too steamy for the middle of a humid, hot summer…but come winter it will definitely be back on our menu.
Link through to the FFwD website to see what my fellow cooks have been up to and for the recipe you’ll need to get a copy of Dorie Greenspan’s book Around My French Table.
Second Tuesdays with Dorie post, Chocolate Truffle Tartlets. Have to admit I was a little nervous about this one – had visions of scrambling eggs in hot, melted chocolate! Not to mention I had decided to make this for pudding the weekend my folks were due to meet my fiancé’s folks for the first time… They live in different towns so it’s taken a while to happen, but with our wedding less than 6 months away it couldn’t wait any longer!
I didn’t have small tartlet pans and so I used a large one, and everything went perfectly until I forgot that I would need to bake it a little longer to make up for the larger pan. This resulted in the centre still being runny and not setting properly. But, it still tasted like heavenly brownie deliciousness:-)
And the next day, after a night in the fridge, it had set and was scrumptious! We nibbled on it for the rest of the weekend:)
Here’s a pic before I cut it…looks perfect:)
Oh, and you can link to this weeks hosts blogs for the recipes or buy your copy of Baking with Julia!
A while back i read a blog post by one of the bloggers I follow, The Food Fox, about an awesome recipe for potato salad. Bit this wasn’t just any potato salad, it was the kind of potato salad you could eat as your main meal. It had crispy, fried bacon, asparagus and a vinaigrette that sounded fresh and sweet and lovely.
Now, finally, weeks later I made it for our dinner last night and wow! It was flavour laden, sweet from honey, but sharp from vinegar and mustard, and the fresh, blanched asparagus were so inspired.
If you want to read more or make it (you should!) check out the recipe on The Food Fox’s blog.
Finally!! It’s Tuesday and Tuesday’s with Dorie has kicked off. I’ve been waiting patiently for a while, first for my copy of Baking with Julia to arrive and then for the day of the first post. And here we are:-)
For those of you who don’t know about Tuesday’s with Dorie let me fill you in. Essentially it’s an online blogging, baking challenge to bake all the recipes in the recipe book Baking with Julia, by Dorie Greenspan. Twice a month we bake recipes from the book and blog about the experience. A really awesome way to learn, make new friends and to actually ensure that one cooks one’s way through an entire recipe book!
The recipe that is kicking off the challenge is White Loaves on page 81 in the book. For those of you that don’t own the book it’s well worth getting, but you can also find the recipe on the blog’s of this week’s hosts – Laurie and Jules.
My baking got off to a slightly frustrating start – weevils in the brand new bag of flour I’d just arrived home from the shops with! Aargh. Thankfully my wonderful fiancé dashed out to get me some more, while I cleaned up what I’d already done.
From there on out it was pretty plain sailing, except I think I over-mixed my dough:-( The result being that I don’t think my bread rose enough.
We haven’t eaten it yet, it’ll be our breakfast for tomorrow morning, but we’re very excited. I’ll report back!
Ooh, I’m back! Just had my first slice. Bread and butter for breakfast:-) It’s rather dense and heavy, but the taste is wonderful (I think the butter really adds a little something) and its super springy. Next slice – toasted with peanut butter.