Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Dining with the Bloggers - May 25th
C'est l'amour, la vie - oops, sorry - French is not one of the languages I speak - or write. But darn it, I can cook French if I want to! The theme for Dining with the Bloggers this week is ze fabulous classic cuisine - ze French!
And where better to turn than to everyone's darling petit French woman - Clotilde of Chocolate & Zucchini. It's not like she needs the extra linking, is it?:-) but just as I used to neglect making recipes from all the other blogs out there, I never tried any of hers. And that is a shame, especially considering her pictures almost without fail make me drool.
Chocolate & Zucchini's index is huge and with LOADS of recipes, but when I found a recipe for Galettes de Sarrasin (buckwheat crepes), I was sold. There's this tiny little restaurant here in Copenhagen that make the most beautiful - and tasty! - buckwheat crepes, and I never thought about the fact that I could make them myself.
The recipe is easy to follow, you just have to let the batter rest, preferably overnight. A couple of hours will do though, as they did in my case. Making them was easy too, but the first ones didn't spread - hence didn't get as thin - as I would have liked, but I blame that on my lack of practice - my wrist is just not made for rotating like that! The last ones was definitely better. We filled the galettes with spinach and fried eggs, and a bit of cheese - heaven! I might add a pinch of salt to the batter the next time, but other than that, I think they were flawless!
I agree with Clotilde that there is a bit of juggling to do with keeping everything warm, but if you stick to not to many fillings, and a green salad on the side, you have the perfect summer meal!
Where in the French has Cathy gone this week?