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French Fridays with Dorie: Coconut Friands

You say friand, I say financier… This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe  – coconut friands (p 456) – threw me into a bit of a spin.  I have heard my mum talking about friands, which all along I had thought was just a different name for financiers – turns out even Dorie was confused […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: rillettes

So um yeah. It’s been busy around here lately. Well, not maybe the blog but my life. I seem to be wearing about 10 different hats and working on 10 billion projects (all will be revealed soon, don’t worry!) and no, it’s not an exaggeration. Well maybe just a little In any case, I am […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Asparagus and bits of bacon

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe – asparagus with bacon bits – was a winner for me.  I spent last weekend in New York City at the International Association of Culinary Professionals conference and returned home late Sunday night for what seemed like 2 seconds’ sleep before heading off to work on Monday where […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Shrimp & grapefruit salad

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was supposed to be Crab and Grapefruit Salad (pp 134-135) but when I came to make it, I realised that I had shrimp in the freezer and figured it would be just as good.  I’m all about using up what we have in the fridge right now so […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Cocoa sablés

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie introduced me to cocoa sablés (pp 402-403) – basically a chocolate shortbread, studded with finely chopped dark chocolate. It’s buttery and melts in your mouth, even cut thick like Dorie suggests (she calls them “substantial”), though she does say that if you cut them thinner, you can make ice […]

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