I have been away..seeing some sunshine..it seems hard to find these days in Québec..but as always it is always good to be home..
Oh Toto..I just want to go home;)
I started with Christmas preparations..we put our new tree up..that is taller and skinnier..I was used to more girth..but this one was so much easier for Jacques to put up while I fluffed the branches and then decorated..not sure why but something is missing?
He put the colonial candles in the windows..we may add a few lights and maybe a projection light out back..not sure..I bought it second hand on Varage sale:)
I am happy w/ just the candles..fell in love w/ them 100 years ago in Burlington Vermont and they have never failed to be our go to♥
Started baking too!
With help from a beautiful beautiful book..by Isabelle Lambert..our Québec treasure..a native of France..she calls Québec her home and we are so lucky to have her..
You can see behind the scenes of making her book here..
I started with an unusual recipe that is quite frankly delicious..
A cookie recipe w/ cooked egg yolks!
For the cookies..
1 cup of flour
2 hard cooked egg yolks
1/4 cup almond meal
1/2 cup icing sugar
2/3 cup cold butter cut in cubes
a pinch of baking powder
2 pinches of salt.
1 tbsp of dark rhum
1 beaten egg
1 tsp Fleur De Sel
Pre~ heat oven to 350F
Prepped your baking sheets w/ parchment
Place all cookie ings except the glaze ings. in your food processor successively (pulse function) and process until a ball forms
Wrap dough in cling and refirigerate 30mins.
Flour your work surface and roll to ap 1/4 inch.
Use your cookie cutter or stamp (I flour)and make your impressions.
Freeze for 10 minutes.(I can use..and did use my screened in porch..)
Brush with beaten egg wash and sprinkle w/ Fleur de Sel.
Bake ap 15 mins until lightly golden
Let cool on rack..
The book is filled with wonderful recipes..
*** I only had 2 eggs left..so for my glaze I used milk mixed w/ sugar.. the egg wash keeps dough more precise.
Makes a fab fab gift under the tree for the cookie lovers.
A great addition to your cookbook collection..
I am in awe of these cookbook authors..
The hard work that goes into every book is astounding
The book is available in most bookstores..and I saw them at Costco too!
She is a very popular author.
And a nice person.
We have exchanged emails through the years..I know it:)
Happy to have her beautiful book in my collection!
Below..2 pics I love.
We're allowed to get nostalgic during the holidays~
Our white plastic tree..tinsel..faux fireplace..tv..my shiny shoes..frilly socks..pink dress that had raised dots..like a dotted swiss organza ..crinoline .. and black velvet ribbon..the ashtrays..the cards..my uncle and his skinny tie..and my very own canopy bed for my doll.God I loved my life.
Thanks mom♥(my dad too♥..but she was everything to me..)