Monthly Archives: February, 2012

FFwD:Cheese Topped Onion Soup

      I realized when this recipe was placed on the schedule that not only had I never tried to make French Onion Soup I had in probably never tasted more than a spoonful. My mother hated onions and I don’t believe I ever tasted one until I left home for college. And while …

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TWD-BWJ Chocolate Truffle Tartlets

     We got off to such a great start with White Loaves but it appears that February 2012 will go down as a “best laid plans” month.  I did start gathering supplies two weeks ago when I went looking for amaretti di Saronno; unable to find those I settled for hazelnut biscotti made by …

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FFwD: Nutella Tartine

            Nutella spread on bread, Dorie tells us, is a favorite after school snack for French children. She gives us a fancy version suggested by Pierre Herme. She suggests brioche or challah and I really did plan intend to make a brioche loaf but a busy week and attempting to …

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TWD:Baking With Julia-White Loaves

                      And so it begins.  Today is our first Baking With Julia post.  I’ve been so excited to start.  When we got the recipe schedule I was a little shocked.  I really thought we might start out with something just a little easier.  After all I …

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Apple Sharlotka

Saw this lovely apple dessert on Smitten Kitchen recently and it looked so beautiful.  And the recipe is so simple.  It is just thinly sliced, almost chopped, apples piled in a spring pan and a simple batter, just eggs, sugar, flour, no butter, poured over.  I was a little skeptical but then last week I …

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FFwD: Gorgonzola-Apple Quiche

 Wow! It’s French Friday time again.  It’s been another busy, roller-coaster week in our household. The high point was celebrating our thirtieth wedding anniversary by surprising my husband with a carriage ride to a restaurant for dinner and then presenting him with a room key to spend the night at the hotel where we spent …

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