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Dinner winter warmers

French Onion Soup

I guess I can say that this recipe was my payment for one of the only times I actually cooked professionally.    About 15 years ago a friend of mine had just arrived from France, where he had his Chef training, when he was offered his first catering gig.   He didn’t have any money to pay …

Homemade

Homemade Stock

Winter is here and it’s time for warm, hearty dishes like stews, risottos, casseroles and soups.    What all these dishes have in common is that they have as an ingredient beef, chicken, fish or vegetable stock.  Whilst it may not be the main ingredient, the quality of the stock greatly affect the final result of …

Baking Bread Vegan

Whole Wheat and Seeds Bread

A couple of months ago I manage to grow my first sourdough start and I became interested in more professional looking breads.    I found out that those beautiful flour patterns and the perfect loaf shapes where attained by using  a Banneton  – a proofing bread basket.   It is pretty easy to use,  just generously flour …

Baking Cake

French Lime Cake

The secret of the French cuisine is butter, butter and more butter – this French Lime cake ain’t no exception: it is moist, dense and has a very delicate flavor of Lime and of course butter. Perfect to be eaten with a beautiful cup of tea. French Lime Cake 1 ¼ cups of plain flour 1 …