I’ve been wanting to make a Pavlova for over a year now but I’ve never gotten around to doing it. Maybe because I thought I would mess it up or that it was a very technical recipe. Turns out it’s actually easy to make ! Ha !
My favorite part of the Pavlova is that the meringue is soft and chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside, requiring it to be perfectly cooked.
How to cook a meringue to perfection you ask ? Here are a few tips :
○ Perfectly separate the yolks from the whites
Meringues don’t like grease or fat, so if there is some egg yolk left in your bowl (that corresponds to fat) you may experience some difficulties getting your egg whites to rise.
Mission of the day: make something without having to go grocery shopping, meaning using only the ingredients in my kitchen!
Calls for some creativity, but when you set your mind to it you can whip up so many things with what you have at home!
So here it goes for a slightly revisited version of our classic Banana bread recipe because I’m sick of the boring banana bread we’ve been eating for years. It’s one of those recipes that calls for more oil and sugar than it does bananas 🙂 and then ends up being a little dry to taste.
Well not this time, because for this recipe, I replaced the vegetable oil by some yummy and healthy coconut oil, and added some unsweetened greek yogurt for moist. To give it a little spruce I also added shredded coconut and pecans!…
I recently discovered Energy balls also called Energy bites and all I can say is they are amaaaazing ! 🙂
The concept is simple: these are delicious no-bake snacks full of protein, magnesium, fiber, vitamins and sugar free! All natural sugars from organic dried fruits, fresh fruit, nuts and oats. You can make them with almost anything, sweet or savory, the trick is to have enough moisture (but not too much) to bind them together as to form a small ball.
Made in just 10 minutes, they’re great snacks to have for breakfast if you’re not big on the full-on pancakes and eggs breakfast but need some energy to hold you over in the morning. They’re good before a workout and can be kid-friendly snacks to substitute cookies and candy.
If I had known about these little goodies sooner I’d be…
Now how could call myself an American if I didn’t have some cookie recipes up my sleeve ?! 😉 Ah yes, the classic and so comforting cookies with a cup of milk, one of my ultimate favorites.
I remember when I was a little girl, about 12 years old, there was only one recipe I knew how to cook, and that I kept making over and over again 🙂 – the good old “Betty Crocker’s Brownies”. Betty Crocker cookbook has inspired my american cooking for years and has never disappointed. I still have the old cookbook in my kitchen, so old the pages are falling off and the paper has gone yellow. 🙂
Baking cookies is a big part of my childhood, I grew up making a huge batch of Christmas cookies every year for the holidays – peanut butter cookies, frosted…
Calling all Matcha lovers ! This is a classic madeleine recipe combined with culinary Matcha. Don’t be shy, madeleines are actually very easy to make, and they can be kept in a tightly sealed container for up to 5-6 days. Great for breakfast with a little bit of jam on top, or as a snack with why not some Sencha Japanese tea. 🙂
Did you know there was a difference between culinary Matcha and ceremonial Matcha?
Culinary matcha tea is to be used for a number of different purposes and more specifically used in baked goods. It is designed to be mixed into other ingredients and is more bitter and sharp in taste than the ceremonial Matcha tea. It is also much cheaper than the ceremonial Matcha. There is a real difference in taste, so if you’re not a big fan…