Foodie Friday: Madelines

Reduced-calorie Madeleines, mini cakes recipe from "The Skinny French Kitchen"

Today, I’ve found *the perfect* recipe to culminate our Vintage Paris wedding theme of the week: Madelines! Aren’t you hungry?? Don’t you just want to snatch up these scrumptious works of art and shove them in your mouth?! (So much for being lady-like.)

My recommendation: have a nice batch of these made to be consumed before the wedding so you don’t look like “this little piggy” at your engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, reception…you get the idea.

I lovingly swiped this recipe from the Fabulously French blog which you should totally check out! The recipe is as follows:

Ingredients 
•1 tbsp Vegetable oil for brushing
•4 Medium free-range eggs
•0.5 tsp Salt
•100 g (3.5oz) Caster sugar
•100 g (3.5oz) Plain flour, sieved
•1 tsp Baking powder
•80 g (2.8oz) Ground almonds
•0.5 tsp Vanilla extract
•0.5 tsp Almond extract
•50 g (1.8oz) Butter, melted
Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 210°C/410°f/gas mark 6 and brush a little vegetable oil inside the madeleine moulds.

2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt and sugar until bubbly. Next, add the remaining ingredients and mix into the eggs with a balloon whisk.

3. Spoon the mixture into the madeleine moulds, filling them only three-quarters of the way up.

4. Put the madeleine tray flat in the freezer for ten minutes and refrigerate the remaining mixture for the next batch. It is important to chill the cake mixture at this stage, since it’s the contrast between cold and hot that gives you the characteristic little bump.

5. Once chilled, cook in the middle of the oven for ten minutes.

6. Remove the cooked madeleines from the oven, unmold and wash the mould before repeating the process of greasing and filling the moulds, freezing for 10 minutes and cooking.

7. Store in an airtight container for up to three days, or freeze in an airtight box.

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See the original post on Fabulously French!

Foodie Friday: Grilled Peaches & Pecans

Grilled Peaches and Pecans

My profuse apologies for my absence! Last Wednesday night my computer crashed! Had to get a whole new hard drive and have been playing catch up ever since. But I’m back now and ending on a yummy, country note.

To end our Country Perfection wedding theme, we’re taking a page from Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman herself, and sharing her Grilled Peaches & Pecans recipe! Now, I’m not much of a pecan gal, but this recipe just sounds SO incredibly delicious! I had to share it.

PREPARATION
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 1

INGREDIENTS

  • Fresh Peaches, halved and pitted
  • Maple Syrup, for brushing
  • Butter, for grilling
  • Pecans, chopped

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS

Brush the peach halves with maple syrup. Smear butter on a grill or grill pan over low heat. Place the peaches cut side down onto the grill/grill pan and cook them low and slow for a few minutes, rotating them 90 degrees halfway through. Monitor the cooking temp and keep it low enough that the maple syrup doesn’t burn.

Remove the peaches when they’re slightly soft but not mushy and have great grill marks. Brush a little extra maple syrup over the tops.

Serve them over ice cream: Scoop ice cream into a bowl, then cut peach halves in half. Press the slices into the ice cream, sprinkle pecans all over the top, and drizzle on extra maple syrup.

For the full step-by-step, fully pictured cooking process and other Grilled Peaches & Pecan serving options, visit Ree’s website!

Mood Board Monday: 1930s Wedding

I am IN LOVE with all things Vintage! Especially if they’re super feminine and vintage like this romantic 1930s Wedding theme by New England Fine Living. The cars, the styles, the glitz and glam, it’s all so very Great Gatsby!

There are many ways to capture vintage glory, but I think New England Fine Living did a phenomenal job of it!

To learn all about planning a 1930s theme party, check out this post!

See Related: “Ruffled Roses

Mood Board Monday: The Great Gatsby & Queen Bey

Happy Mood Board Monday!!!

A couple announcements first…

#1: If you’d like to participate in my March Guest Blog Campaign, I’m pushing back the deadline to Feb. 28th for all submissions. Get all the details here and email all your submissions to me at desiree@desireemmondesir.com!

#2: Wednesday Feb. 2oth at 8pm, my friend Driana Branch over at Wedding Night Bliss will be interviewing me in her webinar! Please support me in this new endeavor and tell all your friends about it. It’ll be streaming live from Google + Hangouts on Youtube here.

Now back to Mood Board Monday…!

Today I’m sharing with you an “oldie, but goodie”: my Great Gatsby theme board featuring Queen Bey herself!

If you missed her “Life is But a Dream” documentary on HBO this week-end, you can watch it here!

Great Gatsby Collage

What do you think of this FAB theme board??

P.S. Doesn’t this post just make you ache for Spring and Spring weddings??

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