I have wanted to stop into this local bakery to try their croissants..Jacques said:"Not flaky like in Paris".True.
We had a patisserie just below our accomodations..that was right above a BISTRO..it went from peace and quiet..to boisterous and street partying a couple of nights during Euro-2016.. pas du tout "funny"~;)
A tiny walk to rue Cler..we were the next street.I loved that area..if ever we went back it would be there or Montmartre..♥
If you are not near a pastry shop..
recommend that dessert above:)
I am sure you have heard of Sticky Toffee Puddings..
I am not a pudding girl..
I am here to tell you that this is much more like a MOIST delicious cake w/ a memorable sauce.
Jacques loves Pouding Chomeur..which is again more like a cake..cooked in syrup..but I think he loves this one even more.
And me? believe it or not..I could eat a whole piece.DECADENT deliciousness.
How did I find it ? 2006..I have kept almost all my LCBO Food and Drink magazines..time to let go..so little by little..I am going through them..quite quickly..and whatever catches my eye..knowing someone in my family will love it..I tear the recipes out and keep..this was in one of them..
Such a keeper!!
Print it out because it is a do again and again.
I used a 7x7 square springform pan and it was just the right size..do line w/ parchment as the batter can seep out.I think I had to bake mine a tad longer..do the toothpick test..keep the extra sauce in the fridge and warm up for every piece.Micro will do it.
I have loads of paintbrushes..well loads..not like what I see on blogs..but a few w/ the years..those are my faves up there..
There's a spot in my garden I like when it's filled in..it's that small fairy garden area..in it..to the right..is a big heavy old cement urn..weathered and beautiful..for a few years fuschias have been in it..sometimes scaveolas..but I had this photo of it w/ the fuschias and tried to paint..first watercolor.. w/ M Grahams..
In Montmartre it was the first time I saw someone paint Impasto..well mine is more impasta..and will take forever to dry..but I love doing this and will look at some youtubes about it:)
The weather here yesterday and today is positively Siberian.
As for me..I'll sit in front of the fire later w/ wine and a good book..finally..that I am reading..
They Left Us everything.. so far so good..the story starts .. it is the eve of the principal characters' 63rd birthday....having just turned 63 a couple of weeks ago..I was hooked from the get go.
The story of loss of parents..most recently her 90 + yr old mom..coming to terms with it..and organizing chaos and clutter in the familial home.
Have a nice rest of weekend..