Finally back with some decent time to do some cooking, take some pics and blog it all! (sadly the rest of the year will be pretty inconsistent blogging wise) Told my friends I’d be making ratatouille for dinner this weekend. I also told them I would be baking it in a flaky quick puff pastry crust. Side […]
This classic upside-down apple french tart, although a bit challenging to make, it is extremely rewarding and perfect dessert for the upcoming holidays. Or if you’re like me, a perfect dessert period. Hope you won’t need the usual holiday-only-too-time-comsuming-I-need-motivation excuse to make it because it is really fun. It does take time, but you can […]
After looking for salted cod for an entire day…in regards to baconbiscuit212‘s suggestion to use it in my fish croquette’s recipe from last week, I had to give up momentarily, I couldn’t find any, only frozen cod. I will have to continue my search next weekend which will probably land me in some cool yet […]
Heirloom Tomato and Mozzarella Tarts : quick puff pastry dough : weather’s so hot in southern california!
Finally had some time this weekend to get back in the kitchen. I kept thinking about heirloom tomatoes all saturday thinking about how great they could photograph. I also felt like I needed to practice some pastry dough making, always a good skill to work on and get better at. Pastries and party treats, feuillette […]
This is one extremely versatile dough anyone serious about baking and cooking should learn. Some examples of traditional pastry doughs: Pate Brisee or Pie crust: 300 flour 200g butter, very cold 60g-80g cold water 1/ tsp salt 1/2 tsp sugar Feuilletage Rapide or Classique, the famous puff pastry in both versions: 500g flour 500g butter […]
I knew at some point I’d come back to my frozen puff pastry which took a good chunk of my time to make but it was well worth it. This sweet pastry treat was a pretty common snack growing up. Very easy to make… once the puff pastry is done of course. Anywho… without further […]
I finally found some time to make classic puff pastry dough. Been extremely curious about it for a while, well, after tasting the results, this dough has to be the best combination between engineering and food making. Ah… the french, they sure know what they’re doing. I own Jacques Pepin’s “La Technique”, a beautiful book […]