Posts Tagged ‘FFwD’

FFwD: Chocolate Eclairs

These were so good! I really enjoyed having Dorie hold my hand through this whole recipe. I just love how her descriptions gave me a great sense of how my various ingredients were coming together! Here are a few pictures of the process.

For the chocolate filling: whole milk, egg yolks, cornstarch, bittersweet chocolate, sugar, salt and butter.

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FFwD: garlicky crumb-coated broccoli

I’m so excited to be back and cooking with my friends at FFwD! Here is my garlicky broccoli. We really enjoyed this recipe and will make it again!!

I started with the star of the show – broccoli, and added a cast of supporting characters including butter (always a favorite), garlic, mint, parsley, orange zest (I was out of lemons), bread crumbs, and salt and pepper.

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FFwD: Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake

 This weeks recipe is fantastic. I made it in honor of one of my fantastic co-worker’s birthday and it was a hit to say the least. It was chock full of appley-custardy goodness!

Now I love apples, specifically crisp, crunchy and sweet apples, so this recipe really hit the mark.

I gathered together flour, sugar, butter, salt, baking powder, vanilla and eggs (not shown). Earlier that day I picked up a variety of apples: honeycrisp, fuji, ambrosia, and two smaller galas.

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FFwD: Hachis Parmentier (aka French Shepard’s Pie)

Well you couldn’t go wrong with this week’s recipe! Mashed potatoes, cheese, and meat – really the most easy to please combination if there was one. I was very excited to try Dorie’s recipe since I have made English Shepard’s Pie many times and was interested to see how the flavor differed from my old standby recipe. 

Dorie has broken this recipe into three parts: Beef and Bouillon, Sausage Filling, and Potato Topping.

Let’s get started with the Beef and Bouillon first.

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French Friday’s with Dorie: Spicy Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup

 This is spectacular!

The chickeny-coconutty-limey goodness is something to write home about, let me tell you. I love soup, I mean I really love it. I could eat soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner for a very long time if needed. However, my soup making usually revolves around roasted vegetables, tomato broths and such, so I was very excited to broaden my horizons and make this new Vietnamese soup from “around my french table”. I had a few misgivings when I prepared my shopping list for a trip to the grocery store. See I love coconut but my dear husband is not a fan, so I was hoping against hope that he would like this soup despite coconut being included on the ingredient list. Frankly, I was hoping that I could have everything prepared before he got home so he wouldn’t see the can of coconut milk and then he would taste the magical soup – his taste buds would explode and he would ask me to make this soup everyday for the rest of our lives….er, well a girl can dream right? In reality, I made this soup and thought of a few things I could make quickly for him if I needed to -just in case!

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French Friday’s with Dorie

I just layed my eyes on the new cook book from Dorie Greenspan and have decided that I am going to join the group, French Friday’s with Dorie! We are planning to cook weekly from her new book “Around My French Table” I am so excited. First post is this Friday, October 1st for Gougeres. It is a beautiful book full of amazing receipes and I can’t wait to get started!  Wanna join in the fun? You can! Register here and get yourself a copy of AMFT, you won’t regret it!