waffled french toast

breakfast boredom begat my new favorite breakfast thing. i call them waffled french toast. my gut told me, if i mixed up a french toast batter and dipped some gf bread into it, happiness would follow. IMG_3907 my gut was right! this is super simple and can be accomplished by making a french toast batter from scratch Continue reading

chocolate dulce de leche beignets with mrs cathy’s raspberry sauce

sometimes the universe allows several great events to converge on a single day. today, is national doughnut day,  i had leftover raspberry sauce made by my friend Cathy and i found chocolate dulce de leche in the supermarket.

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rösti

the other day i came across this lovely recipe for roesti (a sort of swiss version of hash browns) from Nick Malgieri  and i couldn’t stop thinking about them, until i had them all golden brown and buttery, on my dinner plate. you have to think ahead for roesti because the potatoes need to sit overnight after boiling and before peeling and grating.

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chocolate financiers

i had to scramble to put together something sweet for cocktails later. chocolate financiers seemed like a perfect dessert with raspberries, whipped cream and a nice chilled cava. the best thing is that financiers are mostly gluten free, anyway. they require only about a tablespoon of flour for structure, i used Cup4Cup but sweet rice flour or most any rice flour based blend will work and the batter is very forgiving, so long as you chill it thoroughly before baking. the french call this “le choc thermique”.

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in gluten free baking, it allows the flours to fully absorb the liquid and gives a nicer less grainy texture. i’m afraid that, i’m going to eat all the financiers before my guests arrive.

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