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Happy French Friday Birthday Dorie! – Cannelés

Baking Chez Moi

Today is a very special French Friday for our FFwD group.  First, we couldn’t be more excited about the release of Dorie Greenspan’s newest tome, Baking Chez Moi.  Imagine the beautiful section on desserts at the end of Around My French Table and super size it.  Or that AMFT and Baking from My Home to Yours had a baby.  Or… yes, you get it.  Wonderful recipes with easy to follow directions, and the stories about the people and places that inspired them.    Read More…

Sweet Plantain & Parmesan “Biscuits”

Yesterday I came home from work and made a huge batch of soup.  It was a “clean-up the fridge” soup with tofu noodles, veggies, chicken, and leftover home-smoked ribs that would make Chinese fast food places weep with jealousy.  After our dinner tonight, there was still enough for a generous serving today.  There were still other areas of my kitchen that needed the ‘cleanup’ treatment…  Read More…

French Fridays with Dorie: Orange Blossom Financiers

I know, I know… this is not this week’s intended French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Ispahan Loaf Cake.  While I love to read about recipes with backgrounds as rich as this one – the Pierre Hermé cachet and the Persian rose connection – procuring all the ingredients and actually getting around baking it seemed a little daunting.  It didn’t help to see that the opinion was split between the group on this recipe’s success.   To keep the “desserts with floral notes” and Middle Eastern twists, I chose to swap the rose syrup and essence for an orange blossom syrup.  I also scaled back the recipe and the loaf cake turned into mini bundts, hence the orange blossom financiers name.  Financiers, like the Ispahan loaf cake, are made with ground almonds, sugar, eggs, flour and butter. Read More…

French Weekends with Dorie: Coconut Friands

I have already made this (last?) week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Coconut Friands, twice.  A friand is a bite sized cake usually made with ground almonds, butter, sugar, egg whites and flour – very similar to the French financiers.  Dorie Greenspan’s coconut version swaps the ground almonds for coconut, resulting in what feels like a cake-ier macaroon (besito de coco).  All the ingredients are just mixed together in one bowl (minimal cleanup!) and baked in under twenty minutes.  The original recipe is very easy to half too, making them the ideal baking project when you need to take out the day’s angst with a whisk, a bowl, and a couple of egg whites.  Oh, this financier did that… with a concert DVD blaring as loudly as I needed it at the time.  The frantic whisking gave way to singing and head bobbing, and by the time the coconut friands were baked, I was done with cleanup and all out dancing to The Killers. Read More…

French Fridays with Dorie: Bubble Top Brioche

It is a perfect holiday morning.  I’m taking a break from the preparations for today’s Día de Reyes (Epiphany) family gathering with one of these little bubble top brioche rolls and a cup of coffee.  The king cake dough rises in the oven, the dishwasher is running, and I still have over four hours before everybody gets here.

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French Fridays with Dorie: Live Blog! Honey-Spiced Madeleines

Honey-Spiced Madeleines

Good morning – it’s time to make the Honey-Spiced Madeleines.
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French Fridays with Dorie – Citrus Berry Mini Terrines

If these are not the dog days of summer, I don’t even want to know what awaits us for the next few weeks.  Luckily, these little citrus-berry terrines have magical cooling powers! Read More…

Manchego & Roasted Red Pepper Teacakes

Manchego & Roasted Red Pepper Tea Cakes

Adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s recipe, as published in Serious Eats and Around My French Table

Foodbuzz, the food blogging community I’m part of, has partnered with Electrolux and Kelly Ripa to raise awareness on ovarian cancer and the efforts of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.  This is a cause that hits close to home; one of my neighbors and occasional running partner has been under treatment for over two years for ovarian cancer.  She is one of the bravest ladies I know and I’m happy to help fund research to find a method of early detection and ultimately a cure for this disease.  Foodbuzz is one of the sponsors of Kelly’s Tea Party for a Cause, and has asked us featured publishers to prepare posts with the perfect tea party recipe. For each blog post submitted with this theme, it will be donating $50.00.  You can also help by clicking here and looking around the site; every hit will generate a $1.00 donation.  On Friday, March 25th, visit Foodbuzz and check out which posts made it to the daily Top 9, as voted by the Foodbuzz staff and fellow bloggers.  While the concept of tea parties is not common in Puerto Rico, we do know how to throw great gatherings pairing small nibbles with coffee, sangria…. just not tea!  Read More…

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