Tuesday, March 3, 2015

From Rachel Khoo's Kitchen Notebook and My Little French Kitchen

Adding to my collection of  Rachel Khoo's cookbooks:
Rachel Khoo's Kitchen Notebook and My Little French Kitchen
On a puff pastry venture
sweet and savory
two ways of making puff pastry shells
(a) layering cut strips of pastry on the four edges  
(b) lightly scoring with sharp knife, a border 1/2 inch 
from edge of puff pastry squares (without cutting through)
Above: with hazelnut puree filling, nian kou filling, banana and pastis
and pastry cases
Above: recipe HERE
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Above: 
My adaptation of 
Rachel Khoo's crispy duck and roasted grapes wrap
pages 80 and 81 of  My Little French Kitchen
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Bouchees ala reine vegetrienne
aka
Vegetable Pastry Puff ~ page 233
of My Little French Kitchen
above was part of hubby's dinner
and below was mine
below: another savoury filling
salmon in mayo with capers and (home grown) spring onions

All of which, were delish!


Monday, March 2, 2015

My day in Melaka, at Mahkota Parade

Above: at Secret Recipe 
Enjoying Dorothy Koomson's 'the cupid effect'
with Lemongrass tea and Banana Chocolate cake
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 found this delightful spot for tea In Paris!
Preferr Boulangerie
G28 Ground Floor
Mahkota Parade, Melaka
The chicken ham and mushroom tart was delish
so were the cannelle and almond crossant
and I enjoyed a two-scoop two flavors gelato at 20% off too!


Thursday, February 26, 2015

FFwD ~ Riviera Fish Soup

I have been looking at this week's recipe
for the longest time
wondering about the pastis
asking about the pastis
looking around for the pastis
to no avail ... until a fellow Dorista
mentioned 'Pernod' !
After consulting with Mr Google
I bought a 70cl bottle of Ricard!
I used a total of about 5 tablespoons of it...
very healthy otherwise
cos it has no butter or cream in the list of ingredients
*olive oil, onions, garlic, carrots, fennel
whole tomatoes from a can, tomato paste
thyme, bay leaf, orange zest, saffron threads
salt and pepper*
I was actually tempted (at some point)
not to puree the soup but went ahead with it
gosh this was a time consuming recipe
with three parts
*soup
*garlic mayo
*garlic bread
that I had no time nor energy for attempting a make-up!
This above was my dinner tonight
it was nice!
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Do check out the rest of group's results for this week's recipe at:
(click picture below)
riviera fish soup - pages 92 til 94
aioli (garlic mayonnaise) - bonne idees page 490
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