30 novembre 2006

Drinking up summer

I told you about NZ blogging by mail and my attempt at making brownies for the occassin. My fear of failing again was overwhelming!

I got a recipe from an all chocolate cookbook and followed meticulously, I really gave it my best shot.  All that to end up with a compact layer of fudgy chocolate flan. Nothing like a brownie at all, I don't know where I went wrong. So I apologise in advance to the person who will get the parcel, not many homemades goodies.

Let's face it, I just don't have THE gift. I have decided to give up baking totally and FOREVER... which is quite a big call since my biggest dream was to be able to make a "Cerise sur le Gateau" just like Pierre Hermé.

Anyway I surrendered, made myself a cheerful cocktail and raised my glass to my lost dreams of being a wonderful pastry chef.


-250g fresh, sun ripened strawberries
-Raspberry vodka to taste
-20g brown sugar

-Slice the strawberries and toss in sugar. Leave for a few minutes until it combines and forms a nice syrup.
-Halve the pomagranate and remove the seeds but turning the fruit face down on to a bowl and beat the top with a wooden spoon.

Blend Strawberries, pomagranate seeds and vodka in a blender with a cube of ice. Push through a sieve and serve chilled


Isn't it wonderful?

Posté par GiantSquid à 12:49 - - Commentaires [3] - Permalien [#]

Commentaires sur Drinking up summer

  • It Is Wonderful!

    There is nothing what so ever wrong with a fudgy chocolate flan. I think the person getting your parcel will think themselves very lucky!

    Lovely looking cocktail . . . mmmm

    Posté par Emma, 30 novembre 2006 à 14:07 | | Répondre
  • Gorgeous colour. I'm sure you can be a good baker. Don't give up yet. Maybe it was the recipe that was wrong. Did you get your blog by mail parcel?

    Posté par barbara, 02 décembre 2006 à 22:38 | | Répondre
  • Thank you!

    Emma: Alas my baking skills are out of control, how can one possibly end up with a rubbery piece of flan after following a recipe for brownies

    Barbara: yes i did receive it and it's gorgeous beyond words

    Posté par Céline, 05 décembre 2006 à 12:21 | | Répondre
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