Monday, August 20, 2012

Baking with Julia: Popovers

There's not a heck of a lot to say about these popovers... they were both crispy and custardy, light and airy and ridiculously easy to make. Before today, I had never had popovers... I'd heard of them, but always imagined they were something you would be served when having Sunday dinner at someone's grandmother's house. ;)

Popovers with butter and marmalade

However, while I say they were ridiculously easy to make, they didn't come out perfectly the first time around...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy birthday, Julia Child: Sole Meunière

I know it seems like All Julia All the Time around here lately... I admit, the only thing really keeping me motivated to post on a regular basis at the moment is the Baking with Julia challenge I'm taking part in. And don't worry, it's not that I'm making fantastic meals and just not sharing them... last night I had a deviled egg and a peanut butter and jelly* sandwich for dinner. Seriously. No one wants to read about that train wreck of a meal, trust me. *For what it's worth, the jelly _was_ freshly homemade Concord grape jelly, so at least there's that! ;) 

But today would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday, and I felt it only fitting that this week we have a meal that celebrated her in some way. I chose to make Classic Sole Meunière; a dish I had often heard of but had yet to make, or even try. B is not a huge fan of fish, so I try not to force it on him too often; this time however, he'd just have to deal, I wanted sole, damnit! ;) Julia Child states that her first taste of Sole Meunière upon her arrival in Paris was "an epiphany"... heck, if it blew Julia's culinary socks off, it was worth a try, no?

Sole Meuniere

Monday, August 6, 2012

Baking with Julia: Fig Galette

I had an "Ah hah!" moment while making this galette. Last year about this time, I attempted to make a fresh fig galette after being inspired by a recipe for the same over at Simply Recipes. Let's just say, it didn't come out quite like I'd hoped. So when I saw that we had a fresh fruit galette to make this week, I thought here's my chance to try and redeem myself! And here is what I came up with:

(not too shabby, if I do say so m'self!)