Monday, February 20, 2017

CtBF: MPK ~ Merveilleux

Made half the recipe and the meringues were not white,
none of my meringues from time immemorial were ever white,
and they turned soft and sticky after one hour in the open .
I did stick them in the fridge, they did firm up and
turned limp when the Merveilleux came in contact
with them and so difficult and messy coating them.
Messier still trying to coat them with the shaved chocolate.
In the end I just shaved the chocolate directly over them!
and transferred them to the paper cups via two spoons.
And oh! just when you thought the cream was firm enough,
you turn your back, they changed to something else!
And oh! I had to make the Merveilleux twice, the first
batch turned liquid-y as soon as I added the sugar????
 
Above: the prettier of the two
 
I did not want to show you this, 
but the above was wolved down in two mins by me!
Verdict... too sweet... so messy... 
the cream part was delicious though...
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are cooking from My Paris Kitchen,
David Lebovitz's latest book.

 Recipe from pages 281-282 of
David Lebovitz's My Paris Kitchen
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A Big Thank You to KatieBetsy and Mary
for putting everything into order and making it happen!
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my collection of David's books:
and newly acquired copy of this
Ready for Desserts
made possible by this lovely lady!
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Note: We do not publish recipes at CtBF,
but certain recipe links are available at Amazon,
better still - get the book, and join us at CtBF.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Cookbook Countdown#14: Lamb chops with garlic, thyme and capers

This was a quick dish to make in a hour!
But I should have used a wider casserole dish for the baking part.
It would have resulted in crispy edges to the lamb chops. 
pan seared garlic, lamb chops,
rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper
glass of white wine and glass of water
bake for 20 minutes

 This is my sixth dish from (my chosen book):
pages 184-185 from:
Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Every Day
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headed by the lovely leader
is back! 
We are attempting to cook from both River Cottage Every Day (RCED) for all,
and River Cottage Love Your Leftovers (RCLYL) - optional!
I will do a round up of the dishes I make from Hugh's book on the 28th
of each month, but since I cannot wait that long, I am posting them as I make them!

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and I sharing this recipe with
 
I'm co-hosting Cookbook Countdown together with Joyce of Kitchen Flavours. If you are like us, who love to collect cookbooks and have an overcrowding bookshelf (or bookshelves!), yet most of the books have not been used at all, now is the time to change that. Join us at Cookbook Countdown
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We are happy to inform everyone that Cookbook Countdown has it's very own website blog, which you can find here. Effective from May 2016, please link your posts at the Cookbook Countdown new website, in the linky provided. We hope to see you there! Thank you!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Cookbook Countdown#14: JO's Risotto Bianco with Tomato and Basil (Thai!)

It has been a long time since I cook anything of JO's!
 basic Risotto Bianco page 84
Tomato and Basil Risotto page 86
of Jamie Oliver's Food Escapes
Above: my DDs bought this book for me two years ago!
 Above: part of my JO books
Above: Management went to Bangkok, ate at Jamie's Italian...
Seems most of the customers went for the pizzas and not much of
the burgers it was famous for.  Bought me pack-of-4 napkins ~
100% cotton!
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Above: got me a cast iron skillet - 5" small! yeah!!
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I'm co-hosting Cookbook Countdown together with Joyce of Kitchen Flavours. If you are like us, who love to collect cookbooks and have an overcrowding bookshelf (or bookshelves!), yet most of the books have not been used at all, now is the time to change that. Join us at Cookbook Countdown
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Cookbook Countdown has a new website :

We are happy to inform everyone that Cookbook Countdown has it's very own website blog, which you can find here. Effective from May 2016, please link your posts at the Cookbook Countdown new website, in the linky provided. We hope to see you there! Thank you!