Baguettes are particularly crusty and light because they are cooked at extremely high temperatures and are vaporized. Even though domestic ovens can't go as high a real French bakery ovens, you can still make an excellent baguette, by remembering to put a bowl of water in the oven. And, of course by baking at a very high temperature.?
Common variations include adding dijon mustard, or brushing melted butter on the outside before cooking. Sometimes grated cheese is sprinkled on the top as well. In truth there are as many variations as there are cooks.
Submitted for ZWT 8.
For a taste of summer, no matter what the season, make this blackberry sorbet recipe. It uses a bit less sugar than most other versions, so the resultant flavor is one of pure, fresh-picked blackberries.
Cook's note: A tablespoon of vodka is added to the sorbet to produce an airy quality in the finished product. It can be omitted, but the sorbet will have a harder, more chunky texture as a result.
From Easy French Cooking
This apple crisp was brought to our house for dessert by a dear friend named Carla. I had always had an aversion to cooked apples, but I wanted to be polite so I tried it. This has been one of my favorite desserts since then. I was sooo bummed out because it got lost in the move to South Africa. I had lost contact with Carla as well. Then 2 weeks ago, 3 1/2 years later, I FOUND IT! In that one box that was full of "junk" that was so important to bring with us, but not important enough to go through for 3 + years! So here it is:
If you are a stew lover, this is the one for you! A rich deep blend of flavors. Lamb slowly cooked with potatoes and garnished with parsely/cilantro. A dish sure to fill your eyes and stomach. Posted for ZWT6. A Syrian recipe