Yogurt Cake Recipe
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by clotilde
2y ago
Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! Gâteau au yaourt Maxence is a big advocate of the adage “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. In other words, when a classic recipe is fabulous, don’t meddle with it, and just do what you’re told. Obviously I have trouble following that piece of advice, and more often than not I’ll surrender to the urge and tweak a little something here and a little something there — substitution is my middle name. Photography by Céline de Cérou. But Maxence had been craving the glorious simplicity of a French yogurt cake for a while (his grandmother’s gât ..read more
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Lentil Kohlrabi Salad Recipe
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by clotilde
2y ago
Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! This is the salad I made for lunch the day I moved out of my apartment and into my next-door neighbor’s. It’s not what you think. Maxence and I have decided that our kitchen and living room — which are, in fact, in the same room — needed a facelift, and after months of imagining, planning, and gathering our strength, it looks like it is finally happening. It’s anybody’s guess how long it’s all going to take — you know how it is — but at this point we have just come out of the phase that consisted in us boxing up our stuff and cramming it ..read more
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Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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by clotilde
2y ago
Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! If I can share this recipe for perfect chocolate chip cookies today, it’s because I’ve always enjoyed the food sections of American newspapers, these pull-out pages that appear in the regular edition on a given day of the week (usually Wednesday) to cover local food and drink news, with recipes. Not all of them have the same standards or budget, and I am told the good ones are an endangered species, but between the Seattle Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the Oregonian, the ..read more
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Chocolate Buckwheat Pound Cake Recipe
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by clotilde
2y ago
Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! I love pound cakes, or quatre-quarts* in French. As a child, I went through a phase of eating Breton pound cake for breakfast day in, day out. I’m talking about supermarket pound cake, baked in long yellow logs and wrapped in soft paper. I liked it on the stale side, so I sliced it in advance, and let it age three to four days. I was an affineur of pound cake if you will. I only recently discovered the beauty of homemade pound cake, and it has become one of my could-make-it-blindfolded cakes, in rotation with my French yogurt cake. You k ..read more
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Green Quiche with Walnuts Recipe
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by clotilde
2y ago
Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! For the past couple of months, my weekly vegetable allotment has included big bags of salad greens, oftentimes the scratchy and flavorful kind such as frilly mustard leaves or peppery mizuna or a mix of both. We love to eat those dressed in a classic vinaigrette or a cooked shallot vinaigrette. But there’s only so much salad even I can eat before green tendrils start growing out of my ears — and only so many days these greens can spend in the crisper before they lose their pert. So I devised this green quiche recipe with walnuts to use u ..read more
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Caramelized Sesame Chocolate Bar Recipe
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by clotilde
3y ago
Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! Not long after my second son was born, I received a message from Audrey, a reader I’d been conversing with via emails and comments, who wanted to recommend a recipe drawn from the French blog La Belle au blé dormant*. It was a recipe for a sesame chocolate bar garnished with squash seeds, sunflower seeds, and caramelized sesame, which both she and the blog’s author Nolwenn had found instrumental in surviving the first few weeks with a newborn. I read through the recipe and at first the idea of my finding the time and brain bandwidth to m ..read more
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French Easter Pie with Spinach and Goat Cheese Recipe
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by clotilde
3y ago
Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! Among the French dishes traditional served at Easter, you’ll find tourte pascale* and pâté de Pâques, French Easter pies enclosed in a flaky crust, with eggs nested inside the filling. The purpose of this is to use up the surplus of eggs that hens have laid during Lent, the six-week period leading up to Easter when Christians abstain from certain foods, including anything derived from animals. I love French Easter pies; they are fun to make and present beautifully on the table. These tourtes are often filled with minced meat such as you ..read more
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Easter Egg Jam Cookies Recipe
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by clotilde
3y ago
Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! Like most French children, the boulangerie played a big role in my earliest food memories. The corner bakery was the mythical place where snacks were purchased after school, where grownups could be observed closely while waiting in line with one’s mother for the Saturday lunch baguette, and where one secretly went to buy a few centime’s worth of candy to sneak into one’s room and share with one’s sister. My allegiances to after-school snacks came and went. There was a long period of getting a milk bun (pain au lait) with a bar of milk ch ..read more
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30-Minute Spinach and Chicken Coconut Curry Recipe
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by clotilde
3y ago
Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! This post is sponsored by Revol, a French manufacturer of top-quality ceramic cookware. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Chocolate & Zucchini. It’s Confession Tuesday and I have one to make: I don’t really like spinach. On my early twenties’ quest to rediscover and fall in love with the vegetables I’d grown up not liking (I’m looking at you, Brussels sprouts!) spinach was a total fail. I blame years and years of school cafeterias and well-meaning summer camp counselors. Unless the spinach is of pristine freshness and ..read more
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French Crêpes Recipe
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by clotilde
3y ago
Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! February 2 is La Chandeleur (Candlemas), a holiday that welcomes the first signs of spring. In France, it is traditionally celebrated by making crêpes, with a variety of superstitious little tricks to bring happiness and prosperity upon your household. One of those tricks involves holding a coin in your left hand while you flip the crêpe pan with your right hand: if all goes smoothly and you haven’t dropped the crêpe or the coin or killed anyone, chances are you’re lying. But if you’re not, that is a very good omen. Another one is to thr ..read more
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