Beef Blanquette and Biscuits

Beef Blanquette : Place the following ingrediants in a slow cooker : -hunks of stewing beef -1 chopped onion -1/2 cup of muscat sec (white wine) -1/2 cup of vegtable broth -salt, pepper and 4 cloves Cook on high for 8h. Make a roux: -20g of butter -1 tbs of potato starch Add the broth from the stew plus 1/2 cup of vegtable broth. Now add 2 tbs of powdered milk and a big handfull of frozen mushrooms. (I only used powdered milk because I did not have any more normal milk) Put the meat in and let the sauce cook down and... [Lire la suite]
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Sourdough Bread

I'm very happy about this experiment! I've been wanting to make my own sourdough starter fro quite some time now but I never had the nerve to go through with it. Thanks to Jessica from My Recipe Projet I've dived off the deep end into sourdough world. Let's see if I can get anybody else to join the club? So first of all let be say that this may be long but it's not hard. Basically all you have to do is mix water and flour and let magic do the rest. I was very pleased to see that even if it's very cold in our house I... [Lire la suite]
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Sans Rival, a filipino dessert

November's Daring Baker's challenge has brought me to the other side of the world and back again! Indeed, we were dared by Catherine from Munchie Musings to make filipino desserts, namely a Sans Rival. Well for something as exotic sounding as a filipino dessert I was somewhat surprised to find the challenge not only having a french name but also having some very french charistics, so living in France I was not nearly as "dépaisée" as I thought I'd be to begin with. BUT  this cake is pretty cool and definetly challenging! ... [Lire la suite]
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Smoked Black Tea Baked Beans

This recipe is easy. And good. Put all the ingrediants in a a big dish with a lid and that can go in the oven. Cook for many hours at low heat, until the beans are tender. Just add a little water from time to time if the mix seems dry to you. I ate them strait out of the dish for breakfast and then on homemade toastadas for dinner.       Ingrediants: 2.5 cups of rose coco beans, pre-soaked          1 tbs of smoked black tea, crushed   a sweet onion, sliced   1 tbs of... [Lire la suite]
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Now this was fun! This month's Daring Baker's dare was to make Povitica, a eastern european coffee cake. I found this to be really interesting because it's a very versatil recipe.  The base is a yeast dough that is rolled very thin then smothered with filling before being rolled up to form some really cool swirly patterns. Traditionnaly the filling is made with walnuts but this month walnuts were too spendy for me so I made two filling with stuff I already had in my pantry. So here's the recipe as given to us by Jenni of... [Lire la suite]
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Moo shu Pork

Shelly from C Mom Cook has dared us to make Moo Shu Pork for this month's edition of Daring cooks. Well here comes my version of Moo Shu for You! Tonight I'm alone, getting over the flu, not really hungry but knowing that tomarrow is my deadline I've pulled up my sleaves and gotten to work. Plum sauce: Pit some plums. Cook them down with some water, sugar, ginger, chili and anise star. When tha flavors have nicely come together and the consitancy is jam like it's ready! Let it cool down... [Lire la suite]
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Freash, Fluffy, French: Croissants

15H56 No matter how exited I'm for a Daring Bakers Challenge I'm always late! I mean really... croissants!! I love them, I should have tried making them as soon as the dare was up. But excuse after excuse has lead me to today, the day my post should be up, swearing with my hands covered with flour...and the rest of me too. As if one last minute dare was not enough I decided to do two: Sarah' recipe and one from the blog Foodbeam written by Fanny, a  recipe I've been wanting to try for quite some time now. Now you're... [Lire la suite]
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Appams and Mambazha Pulisseri...Then an Egg Hopper

1) Prepare Coconut paste and set aside: -1c dry shreadded coconut -a pinch of cumin -1 red chili - a pinch tumeric -1/2 water Grind coconut, green chillies, cumin and turmeric along with 1/2 cup water to form a coarse paste and set aside. 2) Prepare Yogurt mix and set aside:  -2c well whipped fromage blanc ( Thick plain yogurt in the traditionnal recipe)  - salt to taste  - 1 tbs water  - 1 tea rice flour Beat the yoghurt till smooth. You may add a tea of rice flour... [Lire la suite]
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Appams and Sri lankan beef curry

Now I really didn't think I'd like appams, I mean it's a fermented pancake! When I was in the south of india I tasted idlis, a fermented rice and lentil cake, after that experience I avoided the fermented breads all together so I did't taste any appams while I was there. Now I'm sorry. When I saw that thia months daring cooks challenge was to make appams, I sighed, sceptically telling myself maybe this challenge would help me come to terms with my dislike for fermented breads. It worked!!! Appams, or how to like fermented... [Lire la suite]
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Testing quiche crusts...

Polenta Crackle Crust: . Wizz in the food processor: 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, 1/2 cup polenta, 5 tbs olive oil, 5 tbs water. . Pat down into a pan lined with parchment paper. Set aside . Beat 2 eggs with 20cl cream, 20cl water mixed with 2 tbs of powdered milk then add 2 tea potato starch. Set aside . Slice 2 onions. Fry them for a min or two in 2 tbs of sunflower oil. Cover and let them steam for awhile to sweeten up.Put the onions into the crust. . Pour the egg mixture on top. . Slow bake at 160°C for... [Lire la suite]
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