Panna Cotta & Raspberry Coulis

Panna Cotta & Raspberry Coulis

Last year I gave my boyfriend a special, different birthday present. Even if he told me he didn’t want one I decided to go ahead with my brilliant idea: five three course meals of his choosing that were valid for one whole year.
The idea was that whenever he wanted to eat something special or had a craving he could fill out one of the cards I gave him specifying the date of the meal in question plus the menu desired. And then we would have a special dinner or lunch date to eat what he has asked for.
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Easter Cake

Easter Cake

Easter is around the corner and to celebrate I wanted to share a delicious Easter cake that you’d find in every bakery in Buenos Aires around this time of the year. A brioche dough – well, kind off, with a lot less butter in it - shaped as a ring, topped with deliciously rich vanilla bean pastry cream and powdered sugar. After that you can decorate it as you wish, the sky is the limit. I used candied cherries, almonds and powdered sugar.
When I was a little girl I didn’t like this cake, at all. I think what I didn’t appreciate were all the candied fruit they use to put on top of it, so obviously I did it how I like to eat it! Also, I only started appreciating pastry cream not very long ago. Actually, my first two years in France I didn’t eat it, at all. And then one day, I tasted it, and that was that. I was lost, I discovered so many things - like eclairs for example, that looking back maybe not being a fan of pastry cream wasn’t such a bad thing! Wink.
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Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

One of my favourite meals is most definitely breakfast. We don’t do eggs and co this early in the day, except for the weekend maybe, or vacation. My breakfast is more of the continental variety: fruit, toast, coffee, yoghurt and cereal. I love cereal, especially granola.
Full disclosure: it never occurred to me one could actually make its own granola, I assumed supermarket was the only option. It was only after I started my Instagram account around a year ago that I notices that almost everyone I followed made at some point or another their own granola. I remember thinking that it would be cool to do it. But I forgot about it.
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