It’s Mardi Gras ~ Oreillettes, a traditional french pastry

Hey Guys, it’s Mardi Gras ! A traditional way to celebrate Mardi Gras (besides the famous carnaval)  is to to eat “Oreillettes“. It is a traditional pastry from the south of France with a sweet orange flower taste. Hope you will enjoy !

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of orange blossom water
  • 1/2 cup of canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons of baking powder
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying

Methods:

1 . In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, salt, eggs, orange blossom, baking powder and canola oil. Slowly add the flour into the mixture.

2 . Mix until you have a firm rough dough.

3 . Roll out the dough (on a flat, floured surface) as thinly as possible (about 2 mm) in a somewhat rectangular shape. This should be fairly easy as the dough should be elastic and moist.

4 . Cut out stripes about 1 1/2″ to 2″ wide. Divide the stripes into smaller rectangles, approximately 4″ long and with a knife, make a 1 1/2″ long slit in the center of each rectangle, lengthwise.

5 . Heat the oil in a frying pan (oil should be about 1″ or 1 1/2″ deep) until boiling hot. Place a few of your small rectangle of dough in it, making sure they don’t touch each other. Flip once, after only a few seconds, then wait a few seconds longer.

6 . Take out as soon as the oreillettes have a nice golden color. Drain on paper towels placed in a plate.

7 . Once all the oreillettes are cooked, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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Valentine’s Day Cookies

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone !

Here is the recipe of some awesome iced oatmeal cookies ! They are fun to make and super nice to share with your love(s). Hope you enjoy xx

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Ingredients for 30 cookies:

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ cups Old Fashioned Quaker Oats ( use a knife or mixer to chop the oats, make sure to leave some texture and to not mix it thoroughly)

For the icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • food coloring of your choice

Methods :

1 . Beat butter and sugar. Add in the egg and mix thoroughly.

2 . Add flour, vanilla, cinnamon, baking powder and oats to mixture. Mix well.

3 . Roll out dough on well floured surface with floured rolling pin, then cut with a heart cookie cutter.

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4 . Place on parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 7-9 minutes until just golden.

5 . For the icing:Mix all the ingredients together and outline with a #4 tip and fill in a shape of heart.

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Pour la version française c’est par ici: Sablés de Saint Valentin