Little French Girl











{May 2, 2010}   Mediterranean Brunch

Ingredients (serves 2)

2 eggs
1 pack anchovies in olive oil
2 courgettes (zucchini), washed and chopped
2 large tomatoes, washed and chopped
mixed Provence herbs
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil

in a skillet over medium, pour the anchovies and their oil. When the mix starts to sizzle add herbs, pepper and the zucchini. heat 2 minutes then add tomatoes, stir well and cover, reducing the heat slightly. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Don’t add salt as the anchovies are very salty.

In a little frying pan over medium, pour the olive oil, when it sizzles add the two eggs. Fry gently until the whites are fully cooked. Soak with a few tablespoons from the anchovies vegetables mix so the white don’t burn. When the yolks are hot but still runny, take away from heat and serve 1 egg per plate, with the anchovies-vegetable mix next to it.

If you’re not an egg person, you can replace it with roast turkey.

I don’t eat bread, but a slice of country bread and a little goat’s cheese is also a nice addition to this dish.

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Ingredients for 6-8:
170 ml (6 fl oz) + 1 tablespoon walnut oil (or olive oil)
170g (6 oz) organic chocolate (70% cocoa or more depending on taste), roughly chopped
1 cup (200g) unrefined sugar
4 eggs (+ 2 egg yolks)
1/2 cup ( unsweetened cocoa powder

Oil a 10-inch (25cm) round or square cake pan with 1 tablespoon of the oil, and preheat your oven to 350F (180C).
Over a double boiler (bain marie), melt the chocolate. Stir in the rest of the oil and mix until smooth. Turn off the heat and stir in the sugar. Remove from heat and gradually whisk in the eggs vigorously. Finally, lightly add the cocoa powder and whisk batter until it’s smooth and even again.
Pour the batter into the pan and bake for about 30 minutes or until the blade of a knive you stick in the middle of the pan comes out completely clean.
Take out and let cool 10 minutes, then carefully invert the cake onto a platter, makeing sure it doesn’t break.

You can serve this cake warm with:
a scoop of ice cream such as walnut, caramel, chocolate or vanilla are great if you use the walnut oil…or almond, chocolate and fig are wonderful with the olive oil
a little home made whipped cream
a cold vanilla creme anglaise

You can also serve it cold with:
raspberry coulis
strawberries poached in wine

Or simply eat it on its own!



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