little cakes which originated from the bordeaux region in france, my (and i'm sure many others') love-hate affair with them. using relatively simple ingredients which resemble a crepe batter, the end result after baking on high heat for a considerable length of time is a thick chewy caramelized crust and soft custardy innards perfumed with rum & vanilla. bittersweet, aromatic and addictive would be the perfect adjectives to describe them.
traditionally baked using copper molds that needed to be treated with beeswax prior to baking, many bakers these days opt for the easier (and cheaper) way out by using silicon molds. i'm no exception. you might too if you knew how much these little copper molds are. one tiny two-inch mold costs about US$20 on amazon. i could easily afford one for sure, but not 16 or 20 thats usually required to make a batch of these babies. so silicon is the way to go.
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the moment i set my eyes on the recipe, i knew i had to make them rightaway. and to be honest, incorporating rose into cookies did not cross my mind even though i love them in mousses, cakes, puddings and even beverages. but once i tasted them, it was really no turning back.
11 June 2010
and here's my first attempt in roasting anything - potatoes. i'm surprised at how well this turned out but of coz, this is a no-brainer. i liken them to potato wedges though the skin's not as crispy but they're healthier and the insides are fluffy and nice. hubby likes them unseasoned but i prefer them with lotsa seasoning - coarse sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, parsley flakes...the works. i used three varieties of potatoes here, the normal yellow ones, purple and red.
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