Tarte Aux Fraises (Strawberry Tarts)

French desserts have only a couple of pastry base recipes which are only slightly modified for each specific treat. For this tart we use a Sugar Crust (pg 633/634) of Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

1 1/3C Flour
3-7T sugar – sugar is tricky, you want your dough sweet, but more sugar makes it harder to work with b/c it is so [...]


Artichauts avec Buerre au Citron

This recipe is from  Mastering the Art of French Cooking, p. 425. (The sauce can be found on p. 98.)

fresh artichokes (look for bright uniform green coloring and tight leaves)
1 lemon
1 stick butter
salt and pepper to taste
Snap the stem from the artichoke.

With scissors, trim the top 3/4 inch of all the leaves, removing the tiny leaves at the base of the stem. With a knife, trim [...]


Cooking with Julia on HippyMom!

Our new summer series is here! HippyMoms, Dipity & Scarlet Mae, blatantly stole this idea from Julie & Julia in an effort to amuse  and encourage the members of HM to try something new and fabulous for dinner.
Riz Duxelles

(p. 531 of Mastering the Art of French Cooking)

Cooking time: 20 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Serves: 12
1 C rice, which you will cook with:
2 C water (adjust amounts for brown [...]