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  • What I miss from Paris

    03 August 2010 ( #Food articles )

    The very good French affordable bottle of Champagne, that I used to open when my friends came over for a chat after school, and kids playing. My kitchen and the beautiful beef eye fillet from Limousin The chocolate I used to bake with this fantastic raw...

  • Edible paper

    03 August 2010 ( #Food articles )

    Here in Australia you use icing sugar to decorate cakes, and cakes decorating is very important for you. In France we wouldn't ice a home baked cake, and pastry chef would use marzipan,chocolate,etc... One of my friends in her pastry shop in Paris starts...

  • Cakes

    03 August 2010 ( #Cakes )

    I am still baking French at home But I decided to improve my cake decorating skills as I want to create my home business, and Aussies love their cakes beautifully decorated.So I am taking a course in a famous cake decorating place, where our wedding cake...

  • Yesterday it was Fraisier ( strawberry cake)

    10 August 2010 ( #Cakes )

    the baking wasn't as easy as I thought...my hubby had his idea of the cake, and I had mine...well I am the boss so mine should be a winner :P I am experimenting the recipe to get the best out of it...that was good but still needs improvement and I do...

  • My famous banana cake, ma fameuse tarte a la banane

    18 August 2010 ( #Tarts )

    Today was a productive day: - I received my TFN - I opened the company bank account and... - I baked my famous banana cake, my husband's favourite ! and Stella's too Aujourd'hui etait un jour assez productif: - J'ai recu mon numero de dossier pour les...

  • Chocolate ! Chocolat !

    25 August 2010 ( #Cakes )

    Yesterday was Chocolate day at home ... baked some chocolate cakes for the French class and some Mousse au Chocolat just for us...that was yummy Hier, c'etait le jour du Chocolat a la maison...deux gateaux au chocolat pour la classe de francais et de...

  • Pear-Chocolate Duo , Duo Poire-Chocolat

    06 September 2010 ( #Desserts )

    I am starting to think about Christmas...no, it is NOT too early ! In France we use to celebrate Christmas Eve with a huge diner ,with plenty of luxurious food : foie gras, smoked salmon, oysters, lobster, scallops, prawns, caviar for the luckiest ,turkey,...

  • Salon du Chocolat

    08 September 2010 ( #Food articles )

    It's too bad that this year I am going to miss the International Chocolate Exhibition, known as " Le Salon du Chocolat ". It starts two weeks after I will have left Paris...Anyway here some photos I took last year of amasing master pieces of chocolate...

  • A week dedicated to Chocolate, une semaine dediee au Chocolat

    12 September 2010 ( #Desserts )

    Hi there! As you can see, i spent the week baking with chocolate, thinking about Christmas and baking my usual favourite recipe of the chocolate cake ...which is THE DESSERT at home when I want to please everybody. Bonjour a tous! Comme vous pouvez le...

  • Sake Restaurant & Bar, the Rocks, Sydney

    15 September 2010 ( #Food articles )

    Yesterday evening we had a wonderful experience at the Sake Restaurant. I can't wait to go back there again. Plenty of choice,nice environment, nice staff and it is affordable! I wish i could have tested everything but I had to make a choice. Hier soir...

  • Day 2/3 Planet Cake's Cupcakes bootcamp

    18 September 2010 ( #Cake decorating )

    I have to say that I am exhausted after 2 days of cupcakes decorating, but I am also very proud of what I achieved. I do feel really more confident modelling figurines. Here some pictures of what I've done until now...more to come tomorrow. J'avoue etre...

  • Cupcakes bootcamp 's 3/3 day

    19 September 2010 ( #Cake decorating )

    The last day was very intense and different...we used icing sugar to cover and decorate the cupcakes, sometimes we did piping, sometimes we painted and we put edible glitter on some cupcakes. Le dernier jour etait tres intense et different...nous avons...

  • Paris' best macarons, les meilleurs macarons de Paris

    27 September 2010 ( #Food articles )

    Here we are in Paris, first stop just after arriving from the airport to the apartment : Pierre Herme's shop, one just opened next to our place. Usually I don't like macarons because i think it's too sweet, but Pierre Herme's ones are fantastic...we bought...

  • Our dinner at, notre diner aux Ambassadeurs hotel Crillon

    01 October 2010 ( #Food articles )

    Yesterday evening we went to the Hotel Le Crillon, place de la Concorde, next to the American Embassy . We had a drink at the bar and then had dinner at the restaurant Les Ambassadeurs, we were curious because the new Chef got a great review. But maybe...

  • French products and homemade food, produits francais et cuisine maison

    10 October 2010 ( #Food articles )

    The famous Fleur de Sel of Noirmoutier, delicious on grilled meats, sauted patatoes and even chocolate cake La celebre Fleur de Sel de Noirmoutier, delicieuse sur les viandes grillees, les grenailles sautees et meme le gateau au chocolat Girolles Saucissons...

  • Crepes

    16 October 2010 ( #Desserts )

    It is stormy today, so I decided to make some crepes to cheer us up. And as I bought a beautiful camera I took some photos while I was making the crepes. But first the recipe : 125g of plain flour 3 big eggs 2 tablespoon of oil or 50g of melted butter...

  • Strawberry and almond cream tart, tarte aux fraises et a la creme d'amande

    19 October 2010 ( #Tarts )

    Yesterday was sunny and warm in Sydney, so I decided to sun bake and to bake. What better than a fruit tart to give you a pre-taste of summer! But I didn't want to make it with pastry cream, as it is often done, because I wanted to enjoy it, and I can't...

  • Chocolate tart with meringue, Tarte au chocolate meringuee

    24 October 2010 ( #Tarts )

    Well to day, I tested a recipe : a chocolate tart with meringue. quite good, looks a little bit too dark, obviously my oven was too hot...I am going to improve the recipe next time. Aujourd'hui j'ai teste une recette : tarte au chocolat meringuee, assez...

  • Strawberry Tart with Creme Patissiere, Tarte aux Fraises et Creme Patissiere

    14 November 2010 ( #Tarts )

    Well, Summer is here ! Quite a warm week end...we had guests today so I decided to make an olive cake which is always lovely with a salad, some meat on the BBQ and A Strawberry Tart with Creme Patissiere. I followed Laduree's recipe for the pastry which...

  • Charlotte au Chocolat

    26 November 2010 ( #Cakes )

    This week I made a Charlotte au Chocolat for 8 serves + 4 individual ones...and it was really delicious. Cette semaine j'ai fait une Charlotte au Chocolat pour 8 personnes et 8 mini-charlottes ...et c'était vraiment délicieux. Une autre forme de Charlotte...

  • Ladurée's pastries, patisseries Ladurée

    30 November 2010 ( #Food articles )

    As I published in a previous article, I use some recipes from Ladurée for my cakes such as the sweet pastry and the crème patissière for my Strawberry Tart Comme je l'ai publié dans un article précédent, je me sers de temps en temps des recettes de Ladurée...

  • Pear-Chocolate Mousse, Verrines Poire-Chocolat

    07 December 2010 ( #Desserts )

    This dessert was in a first place the Duo Pear-Chocolate set as a cold Christmas cake, I figures that some of you would enjoyed it this way Ce dessert était à la bûche de Noël Duo Poire-Chocolat, mais j'ai pensé que certains d'entre vous l'aimeraient...

  • Galette des Rois à Sydney

    09 December 2010 ( #Christmas desserts )

    Fleur de Sel,based in Balmain ( Sydney) will bake a beautiful Galette des Rois for the Epiphany , order your now by sending an email : info@fleurdesel.com.au Fleur de Sel, située à Balmain ( Sydney) va proposer la merveilleuse Galette des Rois à la frangipane...

  • Quatre Quart (s)

    13 December 2010 ( #Cakes )

    It is a very traditional French basic recipe which can be flavoured in many ways. Basically, you put the same weight of sugar,butter, eggs and flour and bake it for around 50 minutes in a 180 degrees preheated oven. I put some chocolate chips in this...

  • Galette des Rois 2011 à Sydney

    31 December 2010 ( #Christmas desserts )

    Fleur de Sel,based in Balmain ( Sydney) will bake a beautiful Galette des Rois for the Epiphany , order your now by sending an email : info@fleurdesel.com.au Fleur de Sel, située à Balmain ( Sydney) va proposer la merveilleuse Galette des Rois à la frangipane...

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