on December 22, 2010
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Hope all your cookies for Santa are baked. Wishing you and yours very happy holidays!
This post was written by LW who has written 167 posts on French Fridays with Dorie.
Final pre Christmas post for French Fridays and it’s Speculoos for me … even tried out some Speculoos Biscotti
The biscuits were fabulous hot from the oven … and dunked in my afternoon coffee!
All I need to do now is make sure I save some to go in my Christmas gift boxes … is it possible?
Happy Christmas to everyone in the French Fridays group – looking forward to next year!
… just discovered that biscotti makes it more dunkable too!
Since I’ll be traveling, I’m leaving my link today. Merry Christmas everyone! It’s been fun cooking with you this year and I’m looking forward to lots more next year too.
Here are my speculoos…I overcame my fear of rolled cookies…thanks to many of you!
Will be internet-less in a cabin for Christmas so here’s my link early. Went with the speculoos and loved them! Made them 3 times!
Merry Christmas, everyone! Since I’ll be busy wrapping presents on Friday, here’s my link.
I made the beef daube, and absolutely loved it!
The delicious speculoos was a great addition to my holiday cookie plate.
Happy Holidays to everyone – a little early. I am sure most of us will be having similar crazy prep days tomorrow!
Must leave the link early, as Christmas Eve will be super crazy.
Beef daube: good stuff! http://soupaddict.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/beef-daube-or-fancy-pants-stew/
Happy Holidays, Everyone!
Early post to finish everything before family gets in!
Like many of you, I saved the speculoos for this week and gave them a very festive Christmas wreath treatment. Absolutely adorable!
Mine’s early, too! Happy Holidays everyone!
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Sadly, my link is not carrying the entire address forward. I’m going to try one more way.
If this doesn’t work, click on my name and click on the French Fridays link at the top of the page. Hopefully, I can resolve this.
Spiced Butter-Glazed carrots for this busy holiday week…quite tasty!
December was a CRAZY month for me. I am playing catch-up and made three recipes this week. I don’t know how I pulled this off the week of Christmas? I loved all three recipes.
Was able to squeeze in the carrots this week. Cookies next week. Holiday wishes to all!
Spiced Butter-Glazed Carrots for a midnight snack tonight!
Leek and Potato Soup this week. Have a lovely holiday, everyone.
sweet jeebus, the sweet and spicy cocktail nuts are addictive …
seriously, I’ve had to put them out of reach so that I can get on with my Christmas Eve cooking …
Merry Christmas, everyone!!! I hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow -
I made Beef Daube….full tummy, big mess, dinner for two nights…delightful.
This week I made the delightful potato and leek soup. Yummy!
Speculoos for this gal, with mixed results.
Merry Happy Blessed Joy this holiday to all my fellow French Friday-ers!
Carrots! Loved these so much!
Leek and potato soup
We ended up with Soup on the 23rd of December and I am delighted the schedule turned out that way. We needed a fairly easy and not to time consuming recipe this week….not to mention a decent main course since the whole family has been running around like crazy….and this hit the spot. Happy holidays from Tricia and Nana. We look forward to a year of wonderful Fridays with new recipes !
I made the soup. It was quite tasty, though thin. Did anyone try using more potato (a friend suggested that this might have helped to make the soup thicker)?
I’m going to have to figure out how to take food photos. I love looking at everyone else’s! And I really appreciate all of the hints for substitutions and variations that I’m getting from others’ Friday postings. Thanks, everybody!
More (or a larger) potato would thicken your soup some. So would 100% potato flakes (as in instant mashed potato flakes)… Another way to thicken and bind the solids and liquids together would be to introduce a cooked roux to the soup…like making a white sauce… Cook 1 Tbsp. butter with 1 Tbsp. flour over med. low heat until it looks sandy, but not so that it colors. Stir a cup of the soup into the cooked roux, then stir the soup and roux mixture into the soup. That will also help keep the water and potato solids from separating.
I definitely added more potato, which improved it. I think it might just be a misunderstanding on potato sizes, which can’t really be standardized. Oh, for weight measures.
I forgot to take pictures of mine until it was all eaten, if it’s any comfort, Aubepine.
Thanks, all! I’ll try it with more potatoes next time… maybe even take out some of the potato chunks before blending, then add them back in! I did find that garlic croutons were super yummy (and I’m not usually a “cracker on your soup” kind of gal!)
Leek and Potato soup
I am catching up this month. I made the My Go-To Beef Daube a couple of weeks ago.
Happy Holidays cooking friends!
Speculoos in time for Christmas! Not one but two Bon Idees:
And yes, first time out I forgot the egg!
I am very intrigued by your brother visiting Zagreb. I am Serbian, and I am fascinated by the stories of foreigners visiting “the neighborhood”, even though i have been living in the U.S. For over twenty years and consider myself pretty domesticated.
Catching up! Happy Holidays!
My absolute favorite so far!
Merry Christmas everyone! :)
Leeks and potatoes. http://peaseporridgepdx.wordpress.com/2010/12/24/leek-and-potato-soup-not-potato-and-leek-soup/
Doubling up this week…playing major catch-up! I made the Beef Daube and Spiced Nuts this week.
I made the Beef Daube. I rarely eat beef and I want to take my Dutch Oven in the corner and eat the whole thing. Amazing!!! :)
Catching up! Cocktail nuts.
Pretty darn good beef stew! Still catching up!
Speculoos! Consensus is that this is an official addition to the Christmas cookie line up!
Late, I know, but the daube was so worth it. Even my ex-husband, the chef, approved:)
I can’t believe I’m late again! Although it is December, so I kind of have an excuse!
Leek and potato soup:
I’m late but we loved the cocktail nuts, definitely will make again!
Speculoos and potato and leek soup. Happy Holidays!
Spiced Butter-Glazed Carrots for moi. Better late than never.
Silly me, I remembered to post something but not to add the link here!
Now I think I’m posting in between weeks… Oh, well. I made Beef Daube on Christmas Eve. No, not BEET Daube :)
Okay, so I’m a week behind everyone else, but it’s still December, and I’ve made everything but the cookies. I don’t think cookies are going to happen. Here are some very lovely carrots however! Happy New Year!
Happy New Year, everyone! I fell hopelessly behind in December amidst other holiday cooking but can’t wait to make the speculoos. In the meantime, pumpkin flans and Dorie’s ‘secret’ French chocolate mousse made an appearance at our Christmas dinner:
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