Monday 10 December 2007
Judging from the number of emails I receive on a daily basis, you guys, are all about wanting to know how a French girl like me lives like.
Well, one of the most important thing you should know is that I love: earmuffs, baby goats and Pierre Hermé’s sablés.
Today, I’m offering you the opportunity to share bits and bites of the highly, ahem, interesting and actually very random facts that make me happy.
For just 10$, you can buy a raffle ticket and win the chance to discover my sweet life.
Les sablés de chez Pierre Hermé (EU10)
If I had to remember only one thing from the amazing ten-weeks I spent at Pierre Hermé Paris, it would definitely be the sablés.
Les sablés aux olives noires
I might have spent hours (and yes, I do mean hours) cutting out 5,5cm-wide disks out of the amazingly smooth yet speckled with crushed black olives dough. The pâte à sablés was so fragrant that as soon as I took it out of the fridge, it filled the room with a strong and delightful olive perfume.
The dough was then rolled, détaillée, arranged into small silicon moulds and baked. Possibly the best cookies I’ve ever had: sweet yet pleasantly salty and perfectly short-textured.
Les sablés au chocolat et à la fleur de sel
These definitely are another favourite. I love the contrast between the melting chocolate chunks and the texture of the sablé itself.
The addition of salt is a brilliant idea: it doesn’t only enhance the profound chocolate taste but it also makes these cookies particularly desirable.
If you choose this prize – EU10, you can get this absolutely delicious sablés at your door. I will happilly ship them to the US and anywhere in Europe.
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Les bébés chèvres (EU20)
I was lucky enough to work on an organic goat breeding farm a little more than two years ago. I then spent my days taking care of over eighty goats: milking them, taking them to the park, cuddling them… The rest of the day was spent making, what is known as the finest organic goat’s cheese of the French riviera.
You can imagine how wonderful it was. But can you imagine how cute baby goats are?
If you choose this prize – EU20, you get the chance to name of those lovely baby goats. Names start with a D this year so you can get as creative as you want.
You will also get a high-quality print of your baby goat as soon as she’ll be born (around Ferbruary or March 08).
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And many other things (EU11)
If you choose this prize – EU11, you’ll get the opportunity to spend one or two days with me. Perfect if you want to know how it feels like to be a French girl or if you want to become a better baker or food photographer.
Thos two days will be packed with exciting things:
– a visit to my favourite farmers’ market
– a baking class
– a visit to the most gorgeous goat breeding farm with the possibility to learn how to make soft goat cheese and to cuddle baby goats
– a food photography class
– eating yummy things, like ice creams or homemade ratatouille…
Actually, pretty much everything you want to do.
If it’s impossible for you to travel down the South of France (or if you’re creepy as hell), I’ll make sure to send you a huge packet full of my absolute favourite stuff. And when I say huge, I mean it.
Soooo please, do buy a ticket for this prize, or I’ll feel very lonely. And you don’t want that do you? I might even let you try my earmuffs on… Com’on. Who could refuse such an offer?