Sarah cooks_ a wintry weekend in paris

Salut! Time to tell y’all about my trip to Paris! On our Christmas trip to Germany, I did my usual mini-break (break within a break?) to Paris, to visit my great friend Clarice and eat all of the things. how to bake crispy bacon in oven This time it was a fab two-night trip right at the end of the year. how long to bake bacon in oven at 350 It was my first experience of a Parisian winter, and boy, was it cold! (The trip was from a Thursday to a Saturday, so not technically a weekend, but I do love alliteration, so I’m keeping the title: “A Wintry Weekend in Paris”).

It’s very easy to get to Paris from Germany, and thanks to our frequent trips back to Germany to visit Sandra’s family, I’ve been fortunate to visit Paris many times over the past six years.


what temperature do i bake bacon in the oven (Three times in the last eighteen months!) Despite living halfway around the world, in these last eighteen months, I actually think I’ve seen Clarice more frequently than some of my friends in Melbourne. how to bake thick cut bacon in the oven Whoops.

I arrived in Paris around lunchtime, and was set to meet Clarice in the early evening after she finished work, so filled my afternoon with some foodie destinations. bake bacon in oven how long I actually did all of this on foot – what a way to work up an appetite!

My usual first-stop, coffee-spot 10 Belles, was closed for the Christmas holidays, so I walked west across town to South Pigalle and had lunch at Rose Bakery (46 Rue des Martyrs, Paris 75009). how long do you bake bacon for in the oven Rose Bakery is a very popular modern British-style cafe, selling brunches, fresh juices and salads, tarts and cakes. how long do u bake bacon in the oven They’ve actually been on my must-visit list for years (ever since I saw their cookbook nearly ten years ago), so I’m glad I finally popped in for a meal! (Back in 2011, Clarice, Sandra and I happened to be strolling through the neighbourhood and had a quick look inside, but didn’t actually eat there).

I enjoyed one of their signature square quiches (with broccoli, zucchini and green beans), and a refreshing apple, carrot and ginger juice. how long does it take to bake bacon in oven I loved the perfectly flaky, buttery pastry! Perfect little lunch.

Broccoli, Zucchini and Green Bean quiche, Apple carrot & ginger juice

The cafe itself only has a small display of cakes. bake bacon in oven at what temperature I had a vague memory of there being a big display of salads, tarts and pastries, but I didn’t see it this time. how to bake crispy bacon in the oven (Actually, upon googling, I realise that Rose Bakery has a takeaway shop next door to the cafe, which is where the big displays of food must be. how long do i bake bacon in oven Whoops, totally missed that!)

I can’t resist a French loaf cake, and went for the pistachio. how long do you bake bacon in the oven for So moist and fragrant! The recipe is in their cookbook, and it’s on my list to bake.

I hung out here for a bit – it’s cosy and comfortable, and the staff were friendly – before walking around the corner to KB Cafeshop (53 Avenue Trudaine, Paris 75009). how do you make bacon in the oven Aaaaaah! Coffee!

It was nearby, so I’d decided to add Compagnie Generale de Biscuiterie (1 Rue Constance, 75018 Paris) to my itinerary. bake crispy bacon in oven I’d read about this place on David Lebovitz’ blog, and was very excited to come visit. how to make crispy bacon in oven They’re a new little atelier, specialising in biscuits. best way to make bacon in oven As I approached the shop, I knew I was in the right place, because I could smell the butter! (Thank goodness, because the route from KB Cafeshop to the biscuit shop was pretty much the heart of the red light district, which can get pretty seedy! It was fine while I was there in the afternoon, but I was just not mentally prepared to see so many explicit neon signs so early in the day. best way to oven bake bacon Side note – turns out that the French and English languages use a lot of the same words for female anatomy! Educational.)

After much umming and ahhing, I bought a little bag of biscuits to take home with me, and will tell you all about them in my next post on Paris. bake bacon in oven crispy (Stay tuned for “Sweet Treats from Paris”). bake bacon in oven Spoiler alert: they’re fantastic.

On my way from the biscuit shop to my next destination, I happened to walk past the Moulin Rouge. how to bake bacon in the oven alton brown I didn’t even realise it would be there until I was waiting to cross the street and noticed that dozens of tourists were taking romantic couple selfies (*eye roll*) in front of something. how to make bacon in the oven recipe Then I turned around and saw it. best way to make bacon in the oven Anyway, here’s a (non-selfie) photo!

From here I walked south across town until I got to Galeries Lafayette (40 Boulevard Haussmann 75009 Paris), where I met Clarice so that we could do some food shopping! (We so fancy). oven temperature to bake bacon I bought a bunch of sweet treats at Gourmet (macarons and chocolates, more details in my next post), and then we went to the grocery section to buy food for dinner! We ended up buying cheese, bread, champagne and a little apple and salted butter confit to go with.

Then it was back to Clarice’s for dinner! She prepared some little fig toasts with foie gras, toasted hazelnuts and a piment d’espelette jelly.

Foie gras on toast fig bread with Gelee de Piment d’Esplette & toasted hazelnuts

And here are the cheeses! We got a slice of a gorgeous nutty comte, a tiny tomme of goats cheese, and (what indulgence), a round of Mont d’Or. how long do i bake bacon in the oven for (Faced with indecision at the Lafayette cheese counters, I basically thought anything with raw milk would be good, as we can’t really get that here in Australia).

Comte, Goats cheese, Mont d’Or, baguette, radishes, toasted hazelnuts, Apple and salted caramel jelly, green salad & pink champagne

For dessert, Clarice had bought a Jacques Genin Paris Brest! What a treat! You may remember that on my last trip to Paris, I went to the Jacques Genin store on Rue de Varenne to buy one of their famous Paris Brests, only to find out that they didn’t sell pastries on that particular day. make crispy bacon in oven D’oh! Anyway, on this trip, thanks to Clarice, I got to try it! Woohoo! (In case you didn’t know, a Paris Brest is a ring of choux pastry filled with a praline mousseline cream). make crispy bacon in the oven Jacques Genin’s version is covered in roasted hazelnuts and generously filled with a richly flavoured, beautifully piped cream. how to make crispy bacon in the oven Gorgeous!

The next morning, Clarice made one of her pretty breakfasts – more buttered fig toast, Chemex coffee and yogurt with raspberries. how to make bacon in the oven alton brown I love her super instagrammable table and all her crockery and accessories. can you make crispy bacon in the oven Reminds me that I need to make an effort to use all the different plates and cups I’ve bought over the years!

From here, we braved the cold and travelled over to Sadaharu Aoki (56 Boulevard de Port-Royal, 75005 Paris), for our traditional (second) breakfast of matcha croissants. bake bacon cold oven We don’t have quite the appetites that we did in previous years, so we shared a matcha and an matcha almond croissant with a pot of tea each. how to bake bacon in the oven on a rack (In previous years we would have added a pastry or two as well!) They were as gorgeous as ever.

We then took a walk up the quaint Rue Mouffetard, where I loved looking at all the seafood displays out in the open. how to bake bacon in the oven rachael ray (Yes, that day the maximum temperature was minus-one degree celsius, so it was colder than a fridge!)

My spidey senses tingled when I saw a new hipster coffee shop, Dose Dealer de Cafe (73 Rue de Mouffetard, 75005 Paris), and I just had to stop in for a flat white. can i make bacon in the oven It was really warm and cosy, and the coffee was great! (Also free wifi).

Slightly further up the road was our lunch destination – La Maison des Tartes (67 Rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris). can you bake turkey bacon in the oven Clarice’s brother had discovered this cute and cosy little venue on a previous trip to Paris. can you bake bacon in oven It was very well priced too – we got a slice of house-made quiche and a drink for 5.20€.

We then took a walk to the Ile Saint-Louis, passing by the Notre Dame on our way.

And we finally tried something that I’ve been meaning to try for the past six years – the tarte tatin at the Berthillon Salon de The (29–31, rue Saint Louis en l’Ile, 75004 Paris). can you make bacon in the oven Berthillon is justifiably famous for their amazing ice-creams, but if you get a chance to pop into the salon de the, I’d highly recommend it.

The tarte tatin is fabulous! The apples are really, really dark and caramelized, and there’s a generous amount of them. how to make bacon in the oven rachael ray Meanwhile, the pastry was just the right amount of crisp. bake bacon in oven rachael ray So good! You can pay extra to have a scoop of ice-cream with your dessert – we chose the seasonal marrons glaces (candied chestnut). can you make bacon in oven So good! (If only I’d been hungry enough to have a boule of caramel beurre sale as well!)

It was a big day of eating! So we went back to Clarice’s place to relax and rest up for dinner.

We wanted to do one special dinner on the trip. can you make turkey bacon in the oven One option was Restaurant Bouillon (47 Rue de Rochechouart, 75009 Paris), who do an amazing popcorn mille feuille, but unfortunately they were closed for the Christmas break. how long to you bake bacon in the oven (Next time!) So, for this trip, Clarice and I decided to go to an old favourite, Bistro Paul Bert (18 Rue Paul Bert, 75011 Paris), which we knew we’d love. how long to bake turkey bacon in the oven We’ve both visited previously – once for me in 2013 with Sandra and her mum (scroll down to the bottom of my Paris 2013 post to see), and Clarice has visited a few times for special occasion meals.

We started with a glass of Champagne each and some garlicky saucisson sec. how to make thick cut bacon in the oven (Clarice took the liberty of ordering Champagne, and I was more than happy about it!)

I’ll blog the meal in full, but for today’s post let me show you the gorgeous desserts. how long to bake turkey bacon in oven We had a Grand Marnier souffle and a Paris Brest (yes, another one). how do i make crispy bacon in the oven Just quietly, I liked the Paul Bert Paris Brest even more than the Jacques Genin one. bake bacon oven It had more of a simple presentation, but had the most amazing silky smooth praline cream. how make bacon in oven Must order!

The next morning, Clarice kindly made a breakfast to see me off to the station – fluffy pandoro, bircher muesli and coffee. how to make bacon in toaster oven Yum yum! She made it all look so effortless, serious domestic goddess!

That was Paris! Thank-you to Clarice (and Jose and baby Tiago) for being the best hosts!

Malaysian – Chinese – Australian food lover. make perfect bacon in oven Lives in Melbourne. how make bacon in the oven Loves eating, cooking and baking, in this great city and around the world. how to make bacon in the oven Current culinary obsessions are acai bowls and avocados.

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