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My first attempt at crème caramel

Laura Calder’s Crème Caramel Ingredients 1 cup sugar (for the topping) 2 cups fresh whole milk 1 vanilla bean 6 eggs 1/2 cup sugar pinch nutmeg (optional) Directions 1. Heat the oven to 325°F/160°C. Bring a full kettle of water to the boil, and turn off the heat (this is for the water bath later). […]

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Les petits chefs meet the Daring Bakers – Food Revolution Week 5

Jamie Oliver’s Quick Steamed Microwave Pudding Cakes Ingredients Butter for greasing ramekins 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour sifted 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 6 tablespoons butter (melted) 1 level teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons ground ginger 2 large eggs, preferably free-range or organic 2/3 cup milk 11 tablespoons Golden Syrup Crème fraîche or custard, […]

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Daring Bakers Orange Tian

The 2010 March Daring Baker’s challenge was hosted by Jennifer of Chocolate Shavings. She chose Orange Tian as the challenge for this month, a dessert based on a recipe from Alain Ducasse’s Cooking School in Paris. To tell you the truth, my heart wasn’t really into this challenge from the start – something to do […]

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Les petits chefs – Week 5

This is the fifth in a series chronicling my adventures in the kitchen with my cooking club at school – Les Petits Chefs.  We had been using using recipes from the book C is for cooking, which I received for review but this week, since it is this particular group’s last session, I thought I […]

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Mactweets – Spring Fling

Basic macaron shells (adapted from Tartelette’s recipe) For the shells: 90 gr egg whites (roughly 3 egg whites) (90gr measured after aging) 25 gr to 50 gr granulated sugar 200 gr powdered sugar 110 gr almonds (slivered, blanched, sliced, whatever you like) 1 tablespoon powdered food coloring (optional) (I used liquid since that’s what I […]

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