Recipe : Chocolate brioche !
Jan18

Recipe : Chocolate brioche !

Version française There is nothing better than a fresh brioche for a sunday brunch… especially if it’s filled with chocolat ! A very soft and pretty brioche (milk style bread) for a sustainable sunday or tea time. No extra wrapping, no preservatives, no additives and definitely homemade… challenge accepted ! Ingredients : 400 g T55 flour 50 g sugar 8 g dried yeast 3 egg yolks 1,5 tsp salt 20 cl milk 70 g soft butter...

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Recipe : Licor de leite – Liquor made with milk and chocolate
Jan08

Recipe : Licor de leite – Liquor made with milk and chocolate

Version française Make your own liquor… super easy ! I’ve learned how to make fruits liquor when I was in Coimbra, in Portugal thanks to Emilie, a portuguese lady from Mangualde. A lot of “aguardente” and a bit of maceration for a delicious alcoholic drink. And today, I’m sharing this milk and chocolate based recipe published by Sylvain from the blog un peu gay dans les coings (fr only) that I made and...

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Recipe : chocolate and tonka bean biscuits
Dec21

Recipe : chocolate and tonka bean biscuits

Version française De délicieux petits sablés croquants pour des goûters épicés If you understand french and you don’t know Isa yet from the blog Pourquoi pas Isa, know that this recipe is inspired by one of hers and that you can find on her blog tons of extremely mouth watering recipes. Since we’ll be celebrating Christmas in 3 days and you know I’m quite serious about my new sustainable way of living, you...

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Recipe : Orangettes made with clementines… yum !
Oct11

Recipe : Orangettes made with clementines… yum !

Version française Because clementines are so delicious that it’s definitely too bad to throw any part away… I didn’t know it was possible to find anything better than orangettes… Until I made some orangettes with clementines’ skin. And for the “environment friendly” part of my story, citrus are not welcome in a wormy compost. Therefore, if you eat a lot of them and don’t want your...

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Crinkles : Chocolate biscuits super crusty AND meltingly soft !
Feb12

Crinkles : Chocolate biscuits super crusty AND meltingly soft !

Version française THE best chocolate biscuits ever…     Ingredients for 18 crinkles : 100 g chocolate 25 g butter 1 egg 40 g sugar 95 g flour 1 Tsp baking powder 1 pinch salt Preparation : Melt butter and chocolate together. Whisk egg and sugar together until pale yellow and foamy. Mix both preparations together and stir until homogeneous. Add floor and baking powder and stir until homogeneous. Leave in the fridge for...

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Salame de chocolate – Chocolate cake, no cooking – Portugal
Jan09

Salame de chocolate – Chocolate cake, no cooking – Portugal

Version française Portuguese version : And because my portuguese is still not good enough to write but already good enough to read, this version is the closest I found and it’s from gulosoesaudavel.com… (one day !). My proportions are slightly different and I used butter instead of “Creme vegetal sem sal”… which makes me unable to hide that I’m french ! The simplest, quickest and most delicious...

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Homemade Granola, no oven !
Dec06

Homemade Granola, no oven !

Version française Caramelized oat, dried or fresh fruits, seeds or chocolate… You pick !   Regular granola is usually made with  maple syrup or honey and baked in an oven. But when I’ve first wanted to make it I only had a limited access to products and tools. No honey, no maple syrup, no oven but this recipe is the proof that it’s still possible to find a way to cook something good when you have a breakfast...

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Shortbread : Chocolate chips, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds
Aug23

Shortbread : Chocolate chips, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds

Version française When the delicious recipe from @Pauline à la creme anglaise is “hacked” by Eats To West… Ingredients 200g plain flour (+ extra for dusting) 140g cold unsalted butter, diced 50g caster Sugar 2 handful sesame seeds 2 handful chocolate chips 1 handful sunflower seeds   Method Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/gas 3.  Mix the flour, sugar, seeds and chocolate chips together in a mixing bowl.  Rub in...

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Un dimanche à Paris – Brunch alert
Oct28

Un dimanche à Paris – Brunch alert

Version française  Un dimanche à Paris – a brunch, flavour chocolate Food : There are 2 possibilities at “Un dimanche à Paris“, a classical brunch with a perfectly made omelette , a vanilla yogurt and pastries at 38 € or a “Gourmet” plate cooked of different gastronomic propositions at 54 € (menu available online). The food is very good and this idea of having a brunch with chocolate as a theme is...

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