Wow, I have just realised how little I have posted over the past 4 months. I totally blame that on my pregnancy. Being pregnant is a tough gig, especially when you try to juggle a busy job with no support from your bosses. Fortunately the end of nigh and I’ll be able to relax and focus on the arrival of baby.
I’ve got the day off today as I really needed a break as the current heat wave we are having in London is really knocking me down for 10. Plus I needed to go but the pram for baby.
But before I get cracking with any of that, I needed to get my daily fix of home made compote.
I love compote — or fruits purée if you prefer.
It starts with apples cut in little chunks that I put in a small pan with a knob of butter. After 10min I add about 1/3 cup of water, then I add whatever fruits I fancy. Today I had cherries. I just removed the stone and let it summer with the apples until everything was soft. Then I let it cool down and put it in the blender.
I have a thing for Nutella. Always had, suite possibly always will. Baby hasn’t let me eat chocolate in weeks, but I’ve found out this morning that Nutella isn’t making me queasy. As such, I had to see if I … Continue reading →
I haven’t posted in a while yet I have been busy in the kitchen. I’ve done various compotes (that’s cooked fruits purée in English), I’ve made some Beignets (that’s some deep fried pastries), I even made a Millennium Falcon! Continue reading →
This morning, I made du Pain Perdu, which I believe English speaking people call French Toast. Here’s why in France we call is lost bread. It’s not -as I believed as a kid- that it was bread you had lost/misplaced … Continue reading →
I’ve read somewhere that one thing that helps pregnant women with morning sickness is lavender based cookies. So we my husband has been in a mission to find some. It’s really hard and I mean realllly hard to find them.
I haven’t baked much, mostly because I haven’t had much time to post and such because work is busy and I am just soooo exhausted BUT for this Valentine’s day I decided to make something special for my ever so wonderful husband. Here comes the Charlotte aux Framboises.