Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Bûche de Noël

Having lived in France for as long as we did it seems like a lot of the Christmas must do's are of the French variety.

Being that, in the Caribbean, we don't have a patisserie on every single corner (or island in most cases) going out and buying a Buche Noel is simply not an option so making your own is the order of the day because Christmas is simply not Christmas without one!

Luckily Baker's Banter comes to the rescue!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A proper waffle iron...

Since we were speaking of waffles...

I've been looking for a decent stove top waffle iron for ages! It's crazy that these days an electric waffle maker costs less than a proper hold over the fire waffle iron but then I guess that's progress.

GSI who makes some great backpacking cookery gear has just the thing. Even better the handles come off so it makes stowing it away on  space challenged boats just that little bit easier.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Eggnog pancakes... Joy the baker scores!

One of the reasons I like living in the Caribbean is that Egg Nog is available all year long...

So what better way to combine a love of egg nog and pancakes (or dare I say WAFFLE?) with a dish that combines both?

Joy the Baker (one of our favorite reads) did just that and the resulting recipe really rocks!