Rum Babas

Rum Babas always seem to delight guests, and they are not difficult to make if you have any feeling at all for doughs and baking. Now, both the Babas and the Rum syrup should be lukewarm to really enjoy it.

Rum Babas

First here are the different ingredients you will need to make the Rum Babas that serves 8 

  • 1/2 lb flour and a wooden spoon
  • Three free range eggs
  • 2 oz butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 oz fresh yeast
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt

For the Syrup

  • One orange and one lemon
  • one vanilla bean
  • 1 cup or 250 g granulated sugar
  • 2 cups or 1/2 litre water
  • 1/2 cup or 100 ml Rum

Now, here are the different steps you will need to follow to make the Rum Babas with 30 minutes preparation time, 1hour 30 minutes rest time and 20 minutes Cooking time

First, In a mixing bowl, put the flour in wells, add the eggs in the center then place in triangle the salt, the sugar and the yeast. These 3 ingredients must be separated. Scrape the vanilla pod and add the seeds to the mixing bowl. Start by Whisking for 8 minutes. Then, stir in the melted butter, cooled and knead until the dough comes off the bowl. This takes about 5 minutes.Then, stir in the rum and mix for 1 to 2 minutes more.

Cover the dough with a clean towel and let it rise at room temperature for one hour. It must double in size. Fold the dough until it becomes smooth. Garnish the buttered muoulds with dough until halfway up and place them on a baking sheet. Allow about one hour for the dough to rise again. The dough should arrive at the edge of the moulds.

Preheat your oven to 170 °C or 330 °F. Bake your Babas for about 20 minutes. Babas must be blond and easily unmolded. Unmount immediately on a grid.

For the syrup, put the sugar, the cut citrus fruits and the vanilla pod in a saucepan. Bring to a boil without caramelizing and add water. Bring back to the boil then switch off the heat and seeve. Add the rum.

Finally, dip your hot babas in a lukewarm syrup. Put the babas in the syrup for a few seconds, turn them over with a slotted spoon and check that they are well soaked. Drain on a rack. Sprinkle each drained baba with rum and serve, accompanied by whipped cream and some candied oranges.

Rum Babas

Original Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Original Chocolate Chip Cookies come from a recipe that I got from an old American lady. they are absolutely delicious and every time I make them, I get the Waouh factor !

American Cookies

First here is the list of the different ingredients you will need to make the Original Chocolate Chip Cookies that serves 6 to 8

  • 2 sticks or 200 g softened butter
  • 1/2 cup or 150 g granulated sugar
  • 1 cup or 200 g brown sugar
  • Two free range eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups or or 350 g flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • One cup or 200 g semisweet chocolate chips

Now, here are the few steps you will need to follow to make the Original Chocolate Chip Cookies with a preparation of 10 minutes and a cooking of 12 minutes

To start, preheat the oven to 350° F or 180°C. Then, in a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla.

Then, in another bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Finally, combine the wet and dry ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips.

When the batter is smooth, take an ice scoop and place golf ball sized dough portions 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet toped with waked paper.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or just until edges are light brown. Finally, let cool on a wire rack and then, serve as is or with some fresh fruits.

Côté Table, Festival de Pains, Bread Festival

Avec Côté Table, Festival de Pains, Bread Festival, on est entouré de recettes de pains du monde. On commence bien sûr par la France avec sa fameuse Baguette que l’on peut voir se dresser dans des paniers à travers le monde entier.

La présence du pain dans la vie des hommes ne date pas d’hier. On a la preuve avec ce petit pain appelé Bretzel. Il est absolument délicieux. Sa pâte, pochée dans l’eau bouillante avant sa cuisson au four, le rend moelleux à souhait.

Enfin, le Pain de Maïs, très apprécié en Amérique du Nord, aussi appelé “Corn Bread” est souvent servi en accompagnement d’un plat. Le maïs ne contenant aucun gluten en fait un pain tout indiqué pour ceux qui ne peuvent pas manger du pain classique.

Le pain fait aujourd’hui partie intégrante de la gastronomie. En espérant que vous serez inspirés, régalez-vous et passez un bel été !

Côté Table, Festival de Pains, Bread Festival

With Côté Table, Festival de Pains, Bread Festival, we are surrounded by bread recipes from around the world. We start of course with France and its famous Baguette that stands in baskets around the world.

The presence of bread in men’s lives is not new. Proof of this is manifested through this small bread called Pretzel or Bretzel, a delicious family bread. The dough, poached in boiling water before baking, is soft and fluffy.

Finally, we often serve Corn Bread, a popular bread in North America, as a side dish. Corn contains no gluten, which makes it a perfect bread for those who cannot eat classic bread.

Today, Bread is an integral part of gastronomy. So go ahead and combine them with your dishes, and in the meantime have a lovely summer !