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#Paris In July Food Journal

by N@ncy

01.07.2018  Paris In July!

  1. I took this photo in front of a pâtisserie on L’ile St.Louis.
  2. This is my first stop whenever I visit Paris.

 

 

  1. Everything is so delicious but I always choose (lower right)
  2. …the mini tarte au citron!
  3. This month is all about Paris and anything French.
  4. My pâtisserie challenge this week: 
  5. ….bake these little pies and post my results!
  6. What is your cooking challenge this week?

 

Bloody hot today  in The Netherlands…time for refreshment!

Bénédictine Spritzer!

  • Bénédictine is an herbal liqueur beverage
  • developed by Alexandre Le Grand in the 19th century and produced in France.
  • The recipe is a closely guarded trade secret,
  • purportedly known to only three people at any given time. #ParisInJuly.

 

 

 

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  1. Kathy
    Jul 1 2018

    Oh what fun!! I have always wanted to try making Palmiers… does that count? The clock starts today!

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    • Jul 1 2018

      Palmiers….I never made them either! Kath, you should start your own Food/Cooking blog. You have so much to share! This is going to be a French Cooking Extravaganza this month!

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  2. Jul 1 2018

    Welcome to Paris in July 2018. I love a tarte au citron, and i think you’ve sold me on the idea of going to my local french bakery for a coffee and sweet as this weeks treat. I do love trying a new french recipe or drink during the month… its always fun to do for Bastille Day.

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    • Jul 2 2018

      Thank you for you comments! I’m having so much fun joining #ParisInJuly that you are hosting. I need to research the pâté sablée before I find the recipe I want. Should I use baking powder or not? Well, I’ll make two batches and find out!

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  3. Jul 1 2018

    You are so right that taste an citron is the best of all Patisserie! I had a lemon curd recipe that came close to the filling once but I’m not sure about the crust.

    best… mae

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    • Jul 2 2018

      Yes, it is important to get the lemon curd just right. I have been searching the internet and my cookbooks and think I’ve found what I want. The lemon curd must tingle my taste buds…and not be weak reminding me of lemonade. Thanks so much for you comments.

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  4. I’m drooling, honestly! I love French pastries! Oh yum!

    I have been woefully absent from my food blog, so I will relish what you come up with.

    Our spring and start of summer has been unusually cool but I’ve heard that everywhere else is hot. Don’t melt and drink lots!

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    • Jul 2 2018

      Cleo, so good to hear from you!
      Yes, I am going to post a few French cooking adventures this month.
      My biggest challenge will be the tartes au citron. I think I’ve found my recipes for pâté sablée and lemon curd, but I have to test them first! Going slowly and hope it all turns out well!

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      • Sadly the blog is egg-free because of my partner otherwise I could post your creation and give you credit! Best of luck in your test kitchen. Tartes au citron are my favourite!

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  5. Don’t they just look yummi! I love patisserie. I can just say I would never be able to bake anything like that. Good luck and hope you show us the results. Tot ziens!

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    • Jul 2 2018

      Lisbeth…ten eerste #GoRedDevils!! Ze gaan de WK winnen!
      Oke, back to English: I’m most worried about the páté sablée…. I plan to try a lemon curd this afternoon. If the recipe is not good enough…I’ll try again. This project is going to take some time! Thanks so much for you comment …van Belgie!

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  6. The Reading Life
    Jul 2 2018

    Love to see food related posts. Thanks for this.

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    • Jul 2 2018

      Thanks for stopping by the blog! I want to read some books….but I find a food journal with some nice photo’s more fun to do. This is the month I can cook to my heart’s content and share it with French minded readers!

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  7. Jul 2 2018

    Love lemon curd tart. You’ve put me in the mood to try to make one. (Would be my first. A friend of mine tried making one in my oven years ago and it leaked all over–made a huge mess.) My favorite French treat to bake myself is madeleines. Pretty easy, though you do need a madeleine pan. But they’re so pretty! I have both the metal and silicon kinds–I recommend the metal, even though it needs buttering and flouring. You get better shell shapes.

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    • Jul 2 2018

      Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m trying to find the right recipe for pâté sablée. I treated myself to a new ‘circle patisserie 22 cm’. This is my first attempt and want to see how 1 tart goes instead of tartlettes. Funny you should mention madeleines! I just made the batter an crème de citron for those little cakes. Batter and lemon curd are resting in the fridge. Tomorrow I bake…wish me luck. Nancy Elin Burns !

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  8. Jul 3 2018

    I would love to have a bite of that lovely little pie. I wonder if I could find the recipe. I wonder if I could make it….

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    • Jul 3 2018

      You never know unless you try! The internet is awash with recipes for Paté Sablée (pie crust) and I just posted a recipe for the crème de citron (lemon curd) that I just made! Have a look and ….hope to see your patisserie post!

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  9. Jul 3 2018

    It’s hot in Michigan, USA too! So hot that we’re going out — and making sure that wherever we land, the air conditioning works because we don’t have it at home!

    Aren’t Parisian boulangeries the best? I adore them!

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    • Jul 3 2018

      Boulangeries are so tempting….I stand in front and want to buy everything.
      We have small bakery shops in The Netherlands but they sell such conventional drab cakes/cookies + “good for you” bread. In France the patisseries /boulangeries are filled with tempting delights that make my head spin!
      I’ve been in contact with a good friend in Connecticut…it was 99,8 F 2 days ago! We are lucky to have a comfortable 68F today. Stay cool!

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  10. vvb32
    Jul 8 2018

    Lovely post. The closest I can get to goodies like these is visit a local French bakery.

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    • Jul 8 2018

      I don’t have a French bakery …so I create it my self! Thanks for stopping by the blog!

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    • Jul 8 2018

      🙂 Thanks for you comment!

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  11. Jul 8 2018

    What fun! I look forward to your posts all month. I did not try a tart citron but it sounds lovely!

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    • Jul 9 2018

      I’ve cooked French the enitre first week of July…now have to return ‘to planet earth’ and exchange a morning crosssant for the basic “stick to your ribs” oatmeal. I hope to post a few more delicacies this month….but have to regroup now! Thanks for you comment!

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  12. Jul 9 2018

    That looks delicious. My cooking challenge is a month-long challenge (and it might possibly take longer.) I have a lot of food allergies and I’m feeling really restricted, so I’m raiding the library’s French cookbook supply and I’m searching for recipes that don’t contain anything I’m allergic to. I’ve found about 12 recipes so far. I’m hoping to find many more!

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    • Jul 9 2018

      Oh, that is difficult when ingredients trigger a allergic reaction. I m glad you found some recipes you can make. I’ll be looking forward to your post!

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