Looks like I have been forced to bake again for this weeks Julia Child recipe.
This time it’s the Charlotte Chantilly with strawberries, a wonderfully creamy dessert encased in delicious homemade ladyfingers. As was mentioned on my previous baking effort, which happened to be my first for the blog, I had earned myself a 100% track record by successfully baking the Reine De Saba.
Now maybe my confidence was a little too high this time around, as I successfully completed the difficult part (though not very), of baking the lady fingers, I felt like I was on track for another success… Well folks, I was then graced by my very first minor baking disaster! As I was beating the egg yolks and sugar for the Chantilly, everything was going great. I had beat them until ribbony and pale yellow, then continued beating over not quite simmering water until hot to the touch, then proceeded to the last step of beating them while chilling.
This is where disaster strikes and my brain fails.
Posted in Dessert, Egg, JC100
Tagged aux, beaten, chantilly, Charlotte, child, cream, creme, cusine, dessert, egg, fraise, framboise, french, jc100, julia, ladyfinger, mastering the art of french cooking, strawberry, week 9, whipped, yolk
It’s time for another portobello recipe! This one is real easy and a great healthy platform for all those wonderful things you put on a loaded baked potato (which may not be so healthy!). I’m pretty sure you could put sour cream, bacon, chives and cheese on anything and it would taste awesome, so this was a no-brainer!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Easy, Healthy, Potato, Side
Tagged alternative, Bacon, baked, Cheddar, Chives, cream, easy, green onions, loaded, low carb, mushroom, oven, Portobello, Potato, Sour
Behold my latest creation…THE BAKED POTATO GRILLED CHEESE! After the glory that was the Brocolli & Cheddar Soup Grilled Cheese, I began racking my brain for what other wonderful things I could deconstruct into grilled cheese format. Soon enough I had envisioned this piece of grilled cheese heaven! I mean how can you go wrong with fried potatoes, bacon, cheese, sour cream and chives all made into a melty grilled cheese? Well you can’t!
So here is how I went about making it.
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Fried, Grilled, grilled cheese, Panini, Potato, Sandwich
Tagged Bacon, bacon bits, baked, Cheddar, cheese, Chives, cream, deconstructed, french bread, Fried, green onions, Grilled, loaded, melted, Potato, Sandwich, Sour, sourdough
At work we have an Iron Chef Challenge once a month where a group of people cook off and have their dishes judged by a panel of fellow employees. This month’s secret ingredient is…. PESTO! Right away I knew I didn’t want to do something traditional with pesto, so I ventured off to what I know best: Dessert. I made a Basil Chocolate Cake with a Parmesan Sour Cream Cheese Icing and topped it off with some pine nuts and grated parmesan cheese. This is also one of the best things I’ve ever eaten – SERIOUS FOODGASM. Continue reading
Posted in cake, Dessert, Fresh herbs, Just for Fun
Tagged basil. pesto, cake, chef, chocolate, cream, foodgasm, icing, iron, parmesan, Sour
We recently had a 60th birthday in our office at work for the “big dog” so I made this ‘ancient dinosaur’ cake for him to celebrate the milestone! Continue reading
Posted in cake, Dessert, Just for Fun
Tagged birthday, buttercream, cake, cheese, chocolate, cream, dinosaur, icing, red, velvet
Living in Vancouver and having so much great seafood around, I haven’t quite taken advantage of all the fresh local goods, but I changed that recently and decided to cook some fresh mussels! Other than a little hard work scrubbing and debearding all the mussels, they are very simple to cook. Check out the recipe below.
Posted in Fish, Seafood
Tagged bivalve, Chives, cream, fresh, Garlic, mussels, parsley, seafood, shallot, steamed, tomato, white, wine
If you feel like indulging in an amazing, sweet, delicious and caloric breakfast this recipe is for you! Now I took the shortcut here and didn’t actually make the cinnamon buns since I live a block away from “Grounds for Coffee” which apparently has some of Vancouver’s best cinnamon buns, so I had to try them (they were delish!).
The idea of this breakfast was brought to my attention by my girlfriend Megan, who used to order this at Moxie’s years ago until they got rid of the recipe. So after lamenting about this amazing dish, we had to make it!
Posted in breakfast, Dessert, pancake
Tagged breakfast, bun, cinnamon, cream, dessert, french, Sweet, toast, whipped
I made these cupcakes for St.Patrick’s Day – which also happens to be Bob’s birthday – so Happy Birthday Little Bro. These cupcakes were a bit time consuming but the attention they got was definitely worth it!
Posted in cupcake, Just for Fun
Tagged butter, buttercream, cheese, cream, cupcake, day, fun, green, icing, patrick, patrick's, saint