Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Forgive me THIGHS for i have sinned....

See her.... that woman there.... the one stuffing her face with freshly baked Brioche and homemade chocolate spread.....? That's me that is.
Forgive me Thighs, Stomach, Bottom = for today i ate like a King! In terms of food, i have a great deal to talk about. Mainly in conjunction with my new love of Molly *swoon* (see previous post) but rather than overwhelm with you my full days menu - i'll spoon feed you the MACAROONS for now and spare you the gluttony i indulged in.
These babies:::::::>>>> are Coconut Macaroons! Baking in the oven. Oh yum.... And i don't even 'like' coconut. Well, i didn't until today.
I was up early today and had a Brioche loaf baking by 6am - (ready in 3 hours or so) so i started my day with Tea and Fresh Pineapple whilst standing idle over the stove and the beginnings of the Macaroons.
By fortuity (or great sense of smell) by parents happend to be passing my home at 8.30am and wanted breakfast! luckily there were 5 egg yolks looking for a home as i had just used the 5 egg whites in my Macaroons. So they were treated to Scrambled Egg on toast. (i am slowly feeling smug and self satisfied at my domestic economics)
By 10am, my parents long gone, the Brioche was ready. And, like the pig that i am, i ate great slabs of it smothered in Chocolate Ganache that was left over from covering the Macaroons. Honestly, i almost turned into a French Native, it was such an extravagant breakfast.
Then i needed to taste the amazing Macaroons. They were a joy! and i love a recipe that i can adapt. As i was making these this morning i had a few different variations forming in my head. They didn't need the chocolate in my opinion. So my next batch will omit the Ganache topping and i am going to add finely chopped dried Cranberries or dried Sour Cherries.... great for kids snack packs.... the ideas are endless.....
Later, i ate "Bouchons au Thon" also courtesy of Molly Wizenberg with a salad of toasted Brioche croutons, blue cheese and masses of chopped tomatos, all on a bed of Rocket leaves.
Forgive me nothing my friends - who wants to be skinny when you can eat like this!?
And, if you are nice to me, i will share the recipe for the Bouchons x


Taz said...

Ok now I've googled what Bouchons au Thon is pleeeeeease can we have the recipe :)

Menopausal musing said...

"Breakfast like a King, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper..."

Do you reckon that quote is right? Just wondered. Trouble is, my backside and thighs testify to the "Breakfast like a King, lunch like a King, dinner like a King approach".... dammit!

meplusmolly said...

Well I have shifted half a stone recently but I think I may have just put it all back on reading this! Looks blooming lovely, must remind myself to drive past your house and angle myself an invite when I'm next up your way! ;0 X

nickynackynoo said...

I actually do feel fatter just reading this, but how delicious! What a lovely foody day.

PaperFish! said...

MenoM - yes, erm me too!
KirstyS - anytime and how dare you lose weight when i am piling it on!
Nicky - i felt fatter just reading the recipes too x

PaperFish! said...

p.s Taz.... it is coming!!

....cupcakesandbiscuits said...

NO WAY!!!! lovely fishy, I ordered that book from Amazon on Monday when I read about lemon yogurt cake!
I loves coconut,confess to sniffing the tin after using the milk in curries ALOT and get cross if Hubby rinses it to put in the recycle bin too quickly. Can't wait for my book to come!!!!
I want everything you made, make me a king!

PaperFish! said...

rock on Ali! you'll love it. I am half way through reading it and have made 3 things from it already!

A Thrifty Mrs said...


That is all.

Cyberman said...

Have you ever seen somebody lick the chutney spoon in an Indian Restaurant and put it back ? This would never have happened under the Tories.