On my way… by Marie

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life


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Pink Praline Cake

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A very yummy recipe on the blog today… a pink praline cake! Once again, I made this delicious cake & took the photos yesterday with the greatest pleasure! I must admit that I really like doing it… it takes time but as the result’s here, it’s definitely worth it, isn’t it?!

But let’s talk seriously, here’s the recipe!

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Ingredients 

  • 150g of flour
  • 120g of caster sugar
  • 150g of slightly melted butter
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 baking powder bag 
  • 100g of pink pralines 
  • 50g of ground almonds 

Directions

  1. Mix the slightly melted butter with the caster sugar. Add the 3 eggs one by one and mix well once you’ve added one. Then, add the flour and the baking powder to the mixture.
  2. Put the pink pralines and the almonds in the previous mixture.
  3. Pour into a loaf tin and bake for about 30 minutes at 180°.
  4. READY! You can enjoy your lukewarm cake 😉 … and don’t forget to wrap it otherwise so that it keeps its ‘softness’. 

Enjoy baking! But first, savour these delicious photos !!!

With this,

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

xoxo

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Summer fruits tartlet by Celine from Les demoizelles…

© Les Demoizelles by Celine

© Les demoizelles by Celine

Hi there, my lovely fruity readers! Today, I am very glad to share a very yummy & summery recipe I tasted not a long time ago, and that is a pure wonder! I think I simply fell in love with this fruity tartlet, discovered on Celine’s blog, Les Demoizelles… and believe me, it was “love at first sight” :p!

Plus, though the weather’s a bit better, it is still quite chilly and I really needed to be reminded that summer was actually coming pretty soon! In a few words, I wanted to feel those sweet summer nights, when one usually finishes their lovely meal on a terrace with a fresh & fruity dessert such as that one!

Thus, for this particular reason, I also wanted to take you, my lovely ones, to this very sweet summer landscape! Ready?! Here’s the recipe then …

Ingredients

  • 1 puff pastry
  • 1 lemon
  • 6 to 8 peaches
  • 1 or 2 vanilla sugar bag
  • 250g of strawberries
  • 200g of blackberries
  • flaked almonds
© Les demoizelles by Celine

© Les demoizelles by Celine

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°.
  2. Place your puff pastry in the tartlet baking tins. Put in the oven for a few minutes, so that it can bake a little bit. 
  3. Meanwhile, rinse the fruits & cut the peaches in halves (without forgetting to take the stone off ^^).
  4. Then, cut the half peaches in 3 or 4 pieces and put them into an oven dish.
  5. Manage to get some lemon zests and put them in the middle of the peaches & strawberries in your oven dish. 
  6. Sprinkle some vanilla sugar on the fruits (1 or 2 bags according to your personal tastes ^^) and add the flake almonds.
  7. Take the baked puff pastry off of the oven and let the fruits bake in the oven for about 35 minutes instead (the fruits must give some juice and slightly be browned).
  8. After baking and with your spoon, place the baked fruits in your tartlet baking tins and add a few blackberries & strawberries to decorate. 
  9. You can enjoy those delicious tartlet cold or warm, with some ice cream or simply with a creamy yogurt. 
© Les demoizelles by Celine

© Les demoizelles by Celine

© Les demoizelles by Celine

© Les demoizelles by Celine

Wooo, I reckon you’re all very excited about making this little treat now, aren’t you?! So, I wish you a very nice fruity trip to your favourite summery landscape and I hope you’ll enjoy it (but I’m actually sure you will :p!!!)

Much love to all of you, my budding pastry chefs ❤

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

xoxo


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English food is not such a “taboo”!

© Adelina Comas-Herrera and A Canterbury Food Love Story, 2013

Let’s talk a little bit about the English food!!! I think it’s quite appropriate, right?

Oh come on, I already read on your lips “this is not something we’re supposed to talk about”. Actually, THIS shouldn’t be such a taboo! Believe it or not, but there are really good things to eat over here. Ok, I admit that some of their cooked meats as well as their jelly or whatever may be pretty distasteful. BUT hopefully, the English cuisine has its own good sides!

No one can deny that the tea time is the best moment of the day! With its English tea and biscuits, you’re sure to spend a DELICIOUS time!

Moreover, their legendary “fish & chips” is actually really good. I won’t eat that everyday but it’s fine, you know, not so horrible!!!

I could add so many other dishes, but I won’t, it would be too long. The only thing I’m going to add concerns their cookbooks… because YES, Ladies and Gentlemen, “these things” can absolutely be bought in England. Besides I bought some of them a few days ago, and after having tried a few recipes, I have to say that their cuisine is not bad, not bad at all!!!!

With this, I hope you change your mind about the English food 😉

And don’t forget, keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

xoxo