Spain: Salmorejo

Salmorejo1bIt was scorching hot here in Paris yesterday. While not nearly as hot as during the 2003 heatwave, it was enough to spoil my appetite. That’s when this nugget of Spanish cuisine came in VERY handy!

When it comes to Spanish cuisine, what usually comes to mind is paella, tapas and, especially during the summer, gazpacho. But have you met Salmorejo?

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China: Mantou steamed buns

Mantou 1-2For today’s Sunday baking post, I decided to go into what is for me uncharted territory: Chinese cuisine. While I do enjoy eating Chinese, it’s not a cuisine I ever tried doing. I think the subtlety of flavours is kind of intimidating. To me, at least.

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Easy bread rolls

bread rolls 3I have been meaning to make a Sunday Baking post for a while, but it seems that I am suffering from a bad case of goldfish, also known as I-knew-I-had-to-do-something-but-I-can’t-remember.

It suddenly hit me yesterday when I realized I was out of bread for breakfast. Thankfully, the pantry was not out of bread basics so I was able to make those rolls. Lire la suite

Twisted Pesto Bread

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I have to admit I have an obsession with bread. Not just eating, but making it too. Or maybe is it an obsession with making (almost) everything from scratch. The truth is, while I find nothing particularly fun or therapeutic about kneading a bread dough for 10 minutes, I like watching it rise, I like the smell of warm bread spreading through the house, I like tapping underneath a loaf for that hollow sound meaning the bread is baked through, I like the anticipation of cutting into it and tasting to see if I nailed it…

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