Thursday, November 26, 2015

FFwD ~ Baking with Julia, written by Dorie Greenspan

I have had my copy of
 Baking with Julia
written by Dorie Greenspan
for the longest time,
but only baked from it (including this) twice
so I am taking the opportunity to
participate with these lovely ladies:
JoyceLena and Zoe in their
my contribution:
Cheese and Tomato Galette ~ pg 429
Galette Dough ~ pg 371-372
 Julia's galette dough is quite interesting,
it called for a bit of sour cream
fine cornmeal (for the crunch!)
and I used sweet basil (and spring onions)
from my balcony garden
 below: first slice fresh from the oven,
wokey - let it cooled for 20 mins...
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Friday, November 20, 2015

The Cake Slice Bakers ~ New Cake Book!

For those of you interested in joining the Cake Slice, a group of dedicated bakers,

 please contact Laura

our group administrator, with enquiries."

Introducing our new cakebook 
for year November 2015 to October 2016!
Maida Heatter's CAKES
Our cake choices for November 2015:
1. Irish Whiskey Cake P167
2. Kugelhopf P234
3. Apple Cranberry Muffins P300
4. Pumpkin Gingerbread P317
My mini Irish Whiskey Cakes
My first cake from Maida Heatter's CAKES!
full recipe in six mini loaves
instead of one large loaf
they taste good, but I think....
they will be FAB if you have any left
to turn into biscotti!

 Do visit us at FB to see the results of the group!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

French Fridays with Dorie and David, and more!

Continuing the journey through

Dorie Greenspan's

by my lonesome self


 mozzarella, tomato and strawberry salad ~ pages 118-119

and inspired by her 

from David Lebovitz's

My Paris Kitchen


 Butternut squash bread soup
Panade de butternut ~ pgs 162-163
I did not get to the store for the required ingredients
but used stuff I already have:
pumpkin, two types of bread (that needed eating)
two types of cheeses
home made fish broth instead of chicken stock
no white wine
made half the recipe
baked in the smallest of my corningware casserole pan
for 40 minutes (without foil - cos we hardly use it, so we did not have,
but since then, have it! hahahaha)

Currently reading:
Bonjour, Happiness!by Jamie Cat Callan
Click above picture to read about the author and
at her blog HERE
Basically stuff on toast, French style
Jamie Cat Callan's Grandmere Marie's Croissant aux noix

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