Sunday, 28 June 2009
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Saturday, 28 February 2009
This month, the DB assignment came in 2 parts. We were asked both a make a version of a Chocolate Valentino cake, using our favourite chocolate, and an ice-cream, in any flavour of our choice. Now whenever I see an assignment like that, I think "What fun!" I get to make what I like to eat instead of having it dictated to me. It does, however, create a little bit of a dilemma as there is just so much to choose from! After stressing somewhat over the myriad choices, I finally settled on a milk chocolate Valentino cake and a malted milk ice cream from David Lebowitz's book, The Perfect Scoop.
Now I know its likely that not everyone likes the flavour of malted milk, but I just absolutely adore it. If I'm honest, I guess it transports me back to my childhood when one of my favourite drinks was Horlicks - served either hot or cold. I've had some great Horlicks gelato / ice-cream back in my native Singapore but for some reason, have never experimented with making my own. This it seems, was my chance.
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
These World Peace cookies, aka Korova cookies, are the brainchild of the aforementioned Pierre Herme. They are a crumbly chocolate sablé studded with chocolate chips and enhanced with fleur de sel. Essentially, they are a sophisticated French twist on the good ol' American chocolate chip cookie.
If you've never tried chocolate chip cookies made with fleur de sel before, you're really missing out. There's something about the slight saltiness that makes the cookies simply divine. M's verdict on these cookies? He thinks they really could bring us one step closer to that ever elusive world peace.
For recipe, click here.