Here is a simple and delicious fruitcake from the French countryside, so easy that even children could prepare it. Celebrate Father’s Day with the help of your little ones, and enjoy the best of the season : juicy, plump black cherries.
Originally from Southern Central France, the name (pronouce “kla-fou-tee”) comes from the word « clafir » which means « to fill », as it is mostly about filling the pan with fruits and batter.
A versatile recipe that could also be prepared with other fruits, such as plums, apricots, pears, black cherry version is the most traditional one. You should always choose your fruits ripe. Leaving the pits is another rule for clafoutis, as it brings a nutty flavor and also prevents the juice to mix with the batter.
Our friend and great Châteauneuf du Pape wine producer, Laurent Charvin paid us a visit recently at the restaurant.
The allure of a layer cake but so easy that even a child can make it !
Here is a quick, simple and delicious recipe to celebrate Mother’s Day with your little ones. Told by my grandma to my mother, all you need are traditional French cookies called « Petit-Beurre » with a few basic ingredients. Decoration is freestyle and you can shape it and layer it as you wish. You can also add some grated lemon zest to the cream for a refreshing taste, or add cocoa powder for a chocolate version. I like it fresh when it is still crunchy, but also when the cookies have soaked and softened in the cream.
In May of 2017, the Pritzker Prize will be presented in Tokyo to the 3 principals of RCR Arquitectes: Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta. The prize is the highest accolade in the world of architecture and has never been awarded to a three people team before. When it was announced on March 2nd, Michel Bras and Pierre Soulages rejoiced. One of the teams’ more recent projects was the Soulages Museum and Café Bras in Rodez.
“Bourriol belong to the crepe and galette family, along with blini,pancake…
From the tip of Bretagne to the highlands of Central Asia, cereal flours have been mixed with water or milk, and fermented with some yeast, fulfilling the apetite of all mankind throughout history. In Aubrac region, flour used to be replaced by mashed potatos to prepare this « bread for the poor ».
I propose to use both in my recipe.
An instant recipe you can prepare right in front of your guests. A delicious smell would soon bring a moment of shared warmth and happiness…
— Michel BRAS”
Ripe small bananas
Cinnamon sticks (can be broken into shards)
Vanilla beans,quartered and cut into 11/2 inch lengths
This recipe is reminiscent of the fantastic Bras “Capucin”- a crispy and flavorful crust that highlights its contents and makes whatever filling you choose irresistible due to the contrast in textures and flavors. A drop of rum, and chestnut flour rolled into a shape of your choosing and flavored according to your mood.
A quick and easy recipe to melt together with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. This smooth and milky ice cream can be flavored with chocolate, hazelnuts, peanuts, coffee…according to your whims and also the resources of your pantry. Preparing them with the finest products from maison BRAS brand will enhance their flavor and transform a simple ice cream into a festive and delicious treat.
This chocolate cake holds a core of molten chocolate, which will come out as a surprise when the cookie crust is broken, running onto the plate. For me, this warm cake is the most flavorful of all, and perfect for winter, promising happy faces around the table.