Just joined French Fridays with Dorie! Very excited!
I’m kind of new to this whole blogging thing. However it didn’t take me long to find some amazing sites!
And even less time to work out what most of these guys had in common was an appreciation for Dorie Greenspan.
I have to admit I had never even heard of Dorie prior to this but after looking at pics of some of the amazing stuff being cooked from her books, I found myself eagerly awaiting my Amazon delivery of a few of her books!
So this is my first French Fridays post and I just discovered the Problems and Questions page which I read in retrospect.
I was lucky the one cake pan I had was exactly the right size and my cake didn’t leak!
And while I’ve been reading about the all the baking being done in snow storms and oohing and aahing over fairytale pics of snow-covered fields and trees, I forgot that I live on the Northern Beaches of Sydney Australia! Our 6 week summer school holidays are coming to an end with the kids back at school Jan 31st but most of our days are spent here…
You may be wondering what in the world I am on about!
What I’m trying to say is… it is hot down under in Oz!
So to complete this week’s recipe I started cooking after 9pm when the humidity and heat isn’t so bad (sometimes) and chose the option to chill it over night.
I was up and baking the rest of the cake at 6am the next morning before another full day at Manly Beach and the water slides!
The kids were exhausted and famished after another 10am-5pm beach day so they devoured the cake.
The final verdict was “delicious!” from myself and my 10-year-old son, while my husband and 13-year-old daughter thought it needed to be more sweet!? (Each to their own I guess!)
Thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this week’s event and I found that while participation is voluntary having some accountability and a set day and time to complete the recipe by, motivated me into action.
Have been enjoying reading all the other posts on Michel Rostang’s Double Chocolate Mousse Cake at French Fridays With Dorie!
And loving the snow pics, but still stopping to appreciate this…
The Aussie summer and Manly Beach at dusk!