These rich and moist custard pastries have crunchy carmelized shells that give a satisfying CRACK when you bite into them. Originating in Bordeaux, I personally had never heard of, let alone tried, canelés. My life has been seriously enriched with the discovery! Ingredients 2 tsp vanilla 2 1/4 cup milk 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 3 1/2 Tbsp butter, melted 1 egg 3 egg yolks 4 Tbsp whiskey 1 Tbsp beeswax 4 Tbsp butter You will need canalé molds. I found this great set of real copper tins on Amazon. food grade beeswax – also found on Amazon. ***The batter needs to be…
Vianne’s Potato & Lardon Soup
Rich and filling, this soup will comfort the soul and it’s also pretty enough for serving company during cool weather. It’s also vegetarian friendly. For potato without lardon soup, just substitute the bacon grease with olive oil and use a vegetable stock. Ingredients 1 lb bacon, sliced 1 cup celery, diced 2 leeks, sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2.5 lbs potatoes, cubed 4-6 cups chicken stock 1 tsp white pepper 2 tsp garlic salt 1 tsp onion powder 2 tsp chicken bouillon 3 Tbsp butter 1/4 cup flour 1 cup heavy cream 2 tsp dried tarragon 3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped green onions, sliced cheddar, shredded I made this in…
Madame Babineau’s Lavender Honey
This honey smells so divine. I love adding it to my morning Earl Grey tea. 24 hour prep time, 15 mins cook time, makes 1 cup Ingredients 2 Tbsp lavender blossoms 1 cup honey Heat honey until thinned. Stir in lavender. Pour into a container (I used a mason jar) and cover at room temperature for 24 hours. Warm again and strain. Nerdy Facts lavender is believed to have so many health benefits including being anti-inflammatory, helping with digestive issues and relieving pain. Combined with the antibacterial and sore throat soothing honey and this little infusion packs a powerful punch! honey is believed to have been consumed by humans since…
Avocado Tuna Salad
This is a super easy and fresh lunch or dinner idea. 15 minute prep time, serves 4. Ingredients 10oz canned tuna 1 English cucumber, diced 2 medium avocados, diced 4 stalks celery, diced small red onion, diced 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 2 Tbsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp mayonnaise 1 tsp garlic powder salt & pepper to taste bread; I used a sturdy Sourdough Mix together all ingredients except Sourdough. Spread onto bread and enjoy!!
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Hi friends!! I’m Jenni, The Nerdy Gourmet. I love books and I love food. Combining the two with a splash of travel has become my passion. I am a self taught cook/baker and I believe that everyone can cook from scratch! I’m here with recipes and Nerdy Tips to help along the way. I review books, mostly ‘read’ via audio, and I create recipes inspired by the story lines. Sometimes if I am deeply moved by a story, I will travel and try my best to experience the book- and bring you along via my blog! I provide all the photographs and content for the Nerdy Gourmet (unless otherwise noted). …