September 2010


Warm Pear Clafouti served w/a Dollop of Creme Fraiche

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by Sara Hafiz on September 28, 2010

This is a quick dessert post on Pear Clafouti. Clafouti is a French dessert traditionally made with black cherries, arranged in a buttered dish covered with a thick flan like batter. I added pears to my Clafouti recipe, since it is Pear season. This dessert is quite simple & quick dessert, ready in 35 minutes. [...]


~TAGINES~ Tagine is a type of dish found in the North African cuisines of Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia  which is named after the special pot in which it is cooked. In Moroccan cuisine Tagines are basically stews that are slow- cooked at a low temperature, resulting in tender meat with aromatic vegetables and sauces like [...]


The reddish brown, curved seed pods of a  tropical tree. These Tamarind pods have a hard shell on the outside and from the inside there are  several large seeds encased by moist, sticky, dark brown flesh that varies from being very sweet to very sour. Tamarind is used in Indian sauces & curries, Thai, Malaysian, [...]


I’m not a baker. I blame my baking deficiencies on my mother, mainly because she never bought me an easy bake oven when I was 8 yrs old. I begged and pleaded with her but she didn’t listen.  So the other day I had this urge to bake Madelines, I even bought the cute Madeline-shaped [...]


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