17 mai 2014

Homemade marzipan

I am sure you know what marzipan is, the smooth candy made from ground almonds, sugar or honey and usually egg white. Marzipan is used notably for cake decoration, sweets making or even baking. Marzipan is rarely homemade but you may decide to do it yourself after discovering how homemade marzipan is the easiest thing to make. I don't know about you, but I often decide on a whim to make a cake or a dessert, sometimes with a clear idea of what I intend to make or without any idea at all... It happens that my desire of making a... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2014

Breizh panna cotta and buckwheat Triskelion biscuits

For English speaker "Breizh" does not mean anything, but for a Breton (a French person from Brittany) it simply means "Breton" in the local patois. So here comes the second question : what is the link between Breizh (i.e. Breton) and panna cotta, as panna cotta is a typical Italian dessert ?Panna cotta has really nothing to do with Brittany, that's true ! But it does not mean that you cannot be creative. The idea of this Breizh panna cotta recipe came to me from an appertiser tasted in one of my favorite restaurant of the Finistère... [Lire la suite]
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04 mai 2014

Buckwheat flour Triskelion biscuits

After a couple of holidays in Britany (West of France, but most of English people know where Britany is), I wanted to extend the holiday atmosphere at home, by cooking some biscuits with the flour brought from the far west part of France, that is to say : buckwheat flour. Buckwheat is one of the culinary emblems of the Breton cuisine mainly through the traditional buckwheat pancakes, but also the "kig-ha-farz", the "groux" (a kind of porridge), the "pouloud" (buckwheat balls cooked in milk)... and more generally any recipe of "farz".... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2014

Dandelion and lemon jelly

On 1st of May, I should be talking about lily of the Valley (as in France, the tradition is to offer lily of the Valley as lucky-charm) ... but considering the grey sky we have today in France, I prefer to talk about another flower which is more sunny.On the web, I sometimes make some wonderful discoveries, have amazing surprises... which offers the opportunity to have a nice walk in the countryside or simply have fun in the garden. The younger ones will have fun picking flowers during the walk and the older will delight the taste of... [Lire la suite]
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