Month: September 2020

Basque Taloa with Panchetta & Sheep’s cheese

Serves 4 150 g corn flour 8 slices of round panchetta (or prosciutto, or even bacon) 50 g of Tomme de brebis – Tomme is a generic name for a soft or semi-soft cheese. Any mild cheese can be subsitutted 4 Eggs Fleur de sel 

French Macarons

Ingredients For the Cookie 100 g egg whites room temperature 3 large eggs 140 g almond flour 1 1/2 cups 90 g granulated sugar just under 1/2 cup 130 g powdered sugar 1 cup 1 tsp vanilla 5mL 1/4 tsp cream of tartar 800mg For the Buttercream 1 cup unsalted butter softened 226g 5 egg yolks 1/2 cup granulated sugar 100g 1 tsp vanilla 3 tbsp water 30mL 1 pinch salt Instructions For the Macarons: Sift the 

Quick Small Batch Sugar Cookies

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk, white reserved for another use
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
  • 6 peanut butter chocolate hearts (like Reese’s) or chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350, and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper (or use a silicone mat).
  2. Stir together the melted butter, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Stir very well to combine.
  3. Next, sprinkle the flour, baking soda and salt evenly over the dough, and stir just to combine.
  4. Press the dough flat and evenly in the bowl, and then divide it in half by eye. You should get 3 cookies from each half.
  5. Roll each dough ball in your hands, roll lightly extra granulated sugar, and then space evenly on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until they spread, start to crackle and appear dry on top.
  7. Let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. After the cookies have cooled for 10 minutes, press a chocolate heart into the center of each cookie. Move the cookies to the fridge (so the hearts don’t melt too much) to set for 30 minutes.
  9. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Montreal Style Bagels

1 1/2 cups warm water 5 (65g) tablespoons granulated sugar 3 tablespoons canola oil 8 grams active dry yeast 2 large eggs, DIVIDED (one is for the dough and one is for an egg wash) 1 tablespoon maple syrup 4-4 1/2 (630g) cups all purpose,