Autumn is well and truly here. I do not know abroad, but here is the sky grey again, leaves are getting ochres and the temperature went low… Surprisingly I didn’t see it coming, just as it cames from a day to another. But Autumn isn’t such a bad thing. On the contrary it is a good thing, because now we can eat apples, pears and so much fruits again.
We’re in October and unfortunately it is already autumn, almost winter. Leaves are getting yellow and the sun get out earlier. And the weather, what can I say ? It is colder, cloudy and rainy with some moments of sun, but well as I am in Hamburg maybe except the temperature I did not really noticed any difference with summer. But autumn means also new fruits such as grapes, grapefruit or oranges. So good!
Las Saturday the weather was kind of better in Hamburg. Kind of better because there were only few clouds in the sky! In the reality it was sunny with more than 20 ºC, but what is important is that I did not want to stay home. When sun is here you have to take all the benefit of it ! But an afternoon outside home does not mean any cake at all. Who said sun and sweetness were incompatible?! But I needed something I could carry easily. Read more
The financier is a well-known small cake in France. One says that it has been created in the XVII e century in Nancy where sisters from the Visitandine Order backed small cakes with eggs whites and almonds. The exact reason are kind of uncertain either were the financiers baked to compensate the interdiction of eating meat, or they did not want to lose the eggs which yolks were used to prepare paint. The recipe get lost for some years but a the end of the XIXe Century a Pastry from Paris Lasne get it back to life. As it was set up next to the Paris Stock exchange, he decides to give a form of a gold bar.
Madeleine is one of the biggest classics of the French Cuisine and even a piece of the French culture. The legend says that a servant from Lorraine (Madeleine Paulmier) who baked for the duke Stanislas Leszczynski in the city of Commercy. This small cake would then become famous in France thanks to the railroad. When the train stopped in the train Station of Commercy, madeleine sellers were screaming the name of their company to sell as much madeleine as possible. This step was really appreciated from the passengers and helped the madeleine to become famous in France. Read more