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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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Daring Cooks March – Risotto

Chicken Stock Ingredients: 1 lg. chicken 2-3 lbs.  1 kg. Onions 2 medium   roughly diced Leek 1 medium   white part only, roughly diced Celery 2 stalks   roughly diced Garlic 2 cloves   halved Cinnamon  1 stick   Or 1 pinch of ground cinnamon White peppercorns 1 tsp.   Any type of peppercorn will do Bay leaf 2   Fresh […]

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What do I miss about Australia?

On this day 15 (!) years ago, I arrived in Paris.  I didn’t know anyone, I didn’t have a job, a place in the course I was supposed to be enrolled in or a place to stay.  That is possibly a story for another post but my point is – WOW – I have been […]

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