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Ingredients

  • 2 large water or soda bottles (empty)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Ready 2 large plastic bottles, cleaned and dried.
  3. Add 1 cup of flour to each bottle.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of sugar to each.
  5. Melt butter, then add equal halves to each bottle.
  6. Add 6 eggs, 3 in each.
  7. Add 1/2 tbsp of baking powder to each.
  8. Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to each.
  9. Shake the bottles thoroughly until the contents are well mixed.
  10. In one of the bottles only, add the cocoa powder.
  11. Beginning with the cocoa powder mixture, add a dolop of batter to the center of a circular
  12. baking tin. Do the same with the other mixture, placing the dolop directly in the center of the previous one.
  13. Continue with alternating additions of each mixture until all batter is used and the tin is full.
  14. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  15. Serve and enjoy!

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The delicate shortbread crust plays well with the rich, zesty lemon cream and the sweet, airy meringue to top

  • Shortbread pastry
  • 150 g of flour
  • a pinch of baking powder
  • 75 g of sugar
  • 1 orange
  • 75 g of softened butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • Lemon cream
  • 4 medium-sized lemons
  • 60 g of water
  • 150 g of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 soup spoon of Maïzena (corn starch)
  • Italian meringue
  • 60 g of water
  • 150 g of sugar
  • 105 g of egg whites
  • 38 g of sugar
4.9/5 (229 Votes)

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Classic French Ratatouille gets a hearty upgrade with the addition of ground beef

  • 3-4 zucchini
  • 2 red peppers
  • 4-5 tomatoes
  • eggplant (I don't like eggplant so I do not add it to my ratatouille)
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 lbs of ground beef
  • herb de provence
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • salt and pepper
4.1/5 (244 Votes)

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This classic French Tomato Tart is easy to make, and perfect for sharing!

  • 1 prepared tart dough
  • 2-3 tomatoes
  • depending on size
  • hot or grainy mustard
  • grated cheese
  • olive oil
  • dried parsley and garlic
4.8/5 (55 Votes)

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