Hi, I just want to take a minute to tell you that I have a sponsor… me and my school. Well it’s not really a sponsor but it makes me feel professional so let me have my fun, but more on that later. Anyway, today was a really productive day, I did 4 recipes ( I cooked three things but I’ll explain my math). To start with, I made a clafoutis. I made the base recipe, but also I used soaked cherries and used some of the liqueur. So that makes it the liqueur, but the method is the same. So I’m counting it as both go figure.
SO to make the clafoutis I did it like always, shove some flour, sugar, milk, liqueur, eggs in a blender, blend for a minute, chuck some cherries in a pan, pour over the batter and put in the oven for an hour. It was – as always – spectacular. It was probably my favourite one yet (I love cherries). Okay, now about this sponsor. I and my school have decided to plant a small orchard of about 10 trees. But the thing is that we don’t have enough money in our yearly budget. So that’s why I started a crowd funding. If you could just donate a tiny amount, that would be so incredibly helpful. If you don’t donate then at least share? It takes virtually no time, and it would mean so much to me. The link is here. Thanks so much.
Then, in the evening, I made a cream of watercress soup and chestnut-braised brussels. To make the sprouts, I boiled them, drained them, put them in a pan, put some braised chestnuts (she has a recipe for this but I had some pre cooked so I used them) in with some butter, cover and put in the oven for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile I made my soup. I fried some onions in butter, place in the watercress to wilt, then put in the flour. Cook the flour then put in some stock ( I also made a fresh stock today, and saved the marrow from the bones to make a bordelaise sauce! exciting!) and boiled for 5 minutes. Then I blended and whisked into some egg yolks and cream. Return to the heat, cook for a while and serve. The soup was wonderful. It would make a wonderful starter. I didn’t cook the egg yolk as mush as i should have, but in all it was great. The brussels were great too, very christmassy, though I’m not a fan of chestnuts in general.
That was a good day! Tomorrow night: steak and a bordelaise sauce. I really am enjoying this challenge, I think by the end of it I’ll truly have mastered the art of french cooking! (okay maybe not that far) Again, please consider donating or sharing. Bye!