... recapitulative of what I'm going to cook on the next days, for Christmas time !
1 - Marrons glacés : in France, they cost a fortune ! While they are so easy to make. To be totally honest, it's long. You'll need between 4 and 6 days to make them. But I swear, they taste wonderful and everyone can make them !
2 - Foie gras : yes, I know, a terrific way to feed ducks. I agree. Don't want to create a polemic. But I'm weak and I just love foie gras.
Exactly as marrons glacés, you have to pay it one eye (french expression to say it cost so much that you'll have to send one eye to have it... Just love this expression :)) !
While it's so easy to make, beginning with a crude foie gras.
3 - My easy Yule Log : don't forget, here, everything must be easy. I'm not Paul Bocuse ! Everyone love it. From children to adult. Simple and good...
What else ?...
4 - Mendiants : Little pieces of chocolate, called this way (beggar, mendicant), just because of their color. Brown, like the color of frock's poor churchmen, in the middle age.
An easy and inexpensive gift if you like.
I'll begin all that around 13th / 15th of december.
If you want to already have the quantity, for example, or the list of what you'll need before watching the recipe, to be ready in the starting block with me, tell it to me in the comments, please.
And I just want to show you what I'm going to offer to my mother and y mother in law.
In our families, we don't make big gifts to adults. Everything is for children.
But for our parents, we always make a "little thing". Nothing expensive. Just a thought.
For my mother and mother in law, I bought 2 beautiful jar (each one following their kitchen's decoration) and I made them simple vanilla sugar.
One kilo of white sugar and two vanilla pod in it. Let it for several days. Vanilla pod will perfume your sugar divinely.
And time to time, when the jar is empty, you just have to add sugar.
For my mother :
For my mother in law :
I'll post a "normal" recipe this week end.
See you soon :)