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Swedish Saffron Cake

Swedish Saffron Cake

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2014by frenchie

During the last three weekends I’ve been working in our new Kitchen Shop where we have a good selection of items needed for baking. You may have noticed that it’s rare for me to include baking in our weekly recipes. This is because I’ve never been very good at it. However working amongst the baking […]

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Gooey Cinnamon Cake

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2014by frenchie

For our birthday last Friday we had planned to serve Christmas cake (the ones we were selling) with the bubbles. However on Thursday morning a customer bought all our cakes so we had nothing. After an initial panic I asked Lou if he could make something. But what? I subscribe to David Lebovitz’s blog from […]

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Panfried Crumbed Sardines

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I buy Jimmy’s fresh sardines every time he has them to sell at our Market. They’re great value and have a great taste. They are a bit messy to clean though. As the main part of a meal allow 3 small sardines per person. Firstly clean them by cutting off the heads and scaling them. […]

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Crepe Suzette

Crêpe Suzette Recipe

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

The origin of this famous French dessert is somewhat disputed, but the strongest claim is that it was created out of a mistake made by a young waiter in 1895 at the Maitre at Monte Carlo’s Café de Paris. He was preparing a dessert for the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII of […]

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Creme Caramel

Creme Caramel

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

As seen on Masterchef New Zealand – It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t like this dessert. Ingredients Caramel (for 6): 100g castor sugar Custard: 650ml milk 1 vanilla pod 125g castor sugar 3 egg yolks 3 beaten eggs Method caramel Place the sugar in a pot and heat till it dissolves and begins to […]

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Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

When at home in NZ it’s rare that I make a dessert. If I do something to have afterward our main course it will be cheese platter and fruit compote. However when I’m in France occasionally I do indulge in something sweet. One of my favourites is CREME BRULEE. Lou has given me a great […]

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Tarta Panchineta

Tarta Panchineta

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2014by frenchie

Neither Mike nor I are big on desserts but at lunch in Getaria at Asador Astillero we had to have the tarta panchineta after seeing those at a neighbouring table consume it with delight. It’s a very simple Basque dessert of flaky pastry filled with pastry cream (similar to French crème patisserie). Because Frances is […]

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