Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day Dartois

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!

Yesterday I thawed the puff pastry I brought home from school and today we went to my parents' house and made a brunch dartois. Sweet Italian sausages were grilled, eggs were scrambled, and the puff pastry rolled out, turned, and rolled again. Ultimately I made two with sausage, eggs, and cheese. After I assembled them they rested in the fridge for half an hour and then were baked. YUM. My mother served them with every fruit she could have possibly bought: blackberries, raspberries, pineapple, blueberries, strawberries, watermelon, apricots, kiwis, oranges, and grapes. We are so incredibly full.
But, not too full that I couldn't make a batch of jam when I got home! Apricots were on special this week; this is one of the only fruits I can't reliably get locally. I bought a whole bunch yesterday and used all but six of them to make jam. Nine jars of apricot jam are currently in the canner.

Oh, and the whole wheat bread turned out great - it fermented faster than expected so last night I set it up to proof. This morning, before anyone else got up, I baked all the loaves and we brought one for our brunch. The elderchild was very happy to have whole wheat bread and I'm glad to have introduced a little variety to the breadmaking ritual.


  1. I've decided at the last minute to enter the apricot jam in the fair.

  2. The apricot jam won second place in the "other" jam category at the fair!


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