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Veal Scallops with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Veal Scallops with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

When I was 20, I came to Paris to study French during my long summer vacation. Yes, yes, I have always been kind of a nerd that chose to study over her holidays. I loved every second of those two months; my French improved a lot, I made good friends, and I got to spend two months getting to know the city of my dreams. A girl couldn’t ask for more.
It was the beginning of my story with this city, that has many chapters and has not yet ended. We are still going strong and steady for now. At the time I lived in the south part of the city in a student dorm, ate cafeteria food that was not that bad, went to Louvre a lot (probably why I don’t go anymore) and rode the metro with a book always glued to my hand. I also attended French lessons 😉
Veal Scallops with Creamy Mushroom Sauce
Dulce De Leche Molten Cake

Dulce De Leche Molten Cake

I have never been a dulce de leche fan as are many Argentineans and Uruguayans, I don’t know why. I guess I have always been a chocolate person. That is until I moved to France and suddenly, I found myself craving for dulce de leche, and alfajores, and meat, and chocotorta. Basically, everything very Argentinean, which almost always involves dulce de leche, I started to miss a lot. Thankfully I cook and I can do everything at home and placate any craving I might have and especially I can make our friends from here try all the good stuff from back home. I make a lot of dulce de leche based desserts and sweets and am always in the quest for the next big hit in my repertoire.
A few years back, someone gifted me the book of La Huella, a beachfront restaurant in Jose Ignacio, Uruguay where the food is delicious, and mood is relaxed, and drinks are fantastic 😉 I just realized I need to go back there soon! While I was looking at the book, I remembered clearly how my friends always talked about how spectacular their dulce de leche molten cake is and I said to myself that very likely the recipe would be in the book. And I found it. I have never tried it in situ to be honest, it never really called my attention. Until now that I am dulce de leche deprived that is. Hehe.
Dulce De Leche Molten Cake
Malfatti

Malfatti

The first time I had Malfatti was a very long time ago, at my aunt Cuti’s house. I have to say that she’s the best cook on the planet. I swear. Everything at her house is homemade, everything. It’s inspiring. Every time we go there, I probably gain a kilo or two 😉 Thank you to my godmother for introducing me to these beauties.
Many years later I remembered they excited (sorry Cuti and especially I apologize to you, malfatti, for forgetting about your existence!). It was my friend Sofi who was in Paris for work a few months back who brought them to my attention and made me want to try and cook this pasta dish.
Malfatti