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July 14th, 2019

Clafouti (Cherry Flan) from Mastering The Art of French Cooking, Volume One (1) (Vol 1)

It is a delicious baked custard, but I found my cherries lacking in flavor. I wish I'd taken the step to soak them in a liqueur (like the next recipe in the book states). Or maybe just a little cinnamon... read more >

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The Gift of Southern Cooking: Recipes and Revelations from Two Great American Cooks

By Edna Lewis, Scott Peacock
Knopf - 2003

6th March 2017

Braised Pork Chops with Cranberies : page 120

The recipe as written looks like a cool way to whip up just enough cranberry sauce to coat a couple of pork chops. However, my wife believes in making always making enough cranberry sauce to put some up, so I cheated and used sauce we already had on hand instead of fresh cranberries and sugar. The flavor combination is certainly a winner; I really liked the way the cranberries developed a different depth of flavor while baking with the pork. Practically, I'm more likely to make panfried pork chops with a quick heated cranberry sauce in future, but this is a really cool inspiration. (And I suppose it's possible we might run out of cranberry sauce.)

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