Yummy, yummy…

Yummy, yummy…

COW PIES!

Hmmm…maybe those weren’t as successful as I thought.� They looked just like them to me, with the hay sticking out and everything.� Sébastien refused to eat them, on grounds my sense of humor had taken a turn for the worse, but I naturally felt no such reticence before chocolate and orange peel.
La Charlotte de l’Isle just does artistic plain chocolate blobs for their crottes de chien, but I wanted to incorporate my orange peel.� And I did NOT want to make anymore broomsticks.

To give you still more an idea of La Charlotte de l’Isle, one of my favorite places in Paris, here is the start of one of the recipes Sylvie Langlet the owner threaded through a date book she released recently:

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“After a long excursion in the forest, in front of a wood fire, once your hat and broomstick have been hung near the door, this pistachio cake will be the perfect accomplice to this moment, further enhanced by a fine Ceylon or Earl Grey tea…”

Don’t you love it?� Wandering in from the woods, putting my broomstick away, stirring the fire, and settling down to a moment with the delicious gâteau aux pistaches I made before I set out on my witchery earlier…

All the recipes have little fantastical preludes like that, that is the nature of this salon de thé.

But sometimes among her whimsies Sylvie Langlet also makes, err, poodle pies…

9 Comments
  • Anne-Gaelle
    Reply

    believe me or not cow pies were my next idea after dog’s ones but I thought my immagination went to far…but yes it did look just like that.Is the book in English or in French? (ok it may looks like a silly question…)

    November 8, 2007 at 3:25 pm
  • C’est un agenda. But the recipes that are incorporated into it are in French with an English translation on the back.

    Maybe it is my imagination that went a little too far… 🙂

    November 8, 2007 at 3:28 pm
  • melinda
    Reply

    I cannot stop my mind thinking about “poodle pies”.

    I am afraid to ask but ………… Whats in them????

    November 8, 2007 at 5:02 pm
  • Just chocolate! But you have to make them look like something a poodle might leave on the sidewalks of Paris. 🙂

    November 8, 2007 at 5:28 pm
  • Oh my…not sure this is my kind of pie at all…
    :O
    I am shocked!!!

    November 8, 2007 at 5:30 pm
  • Anne-Gaelle
    Reply

    lool that book can make a perfect christmas gift that I’d love to receive!;) Is a poodle a dog?

    November 9, 2007 at 1:43 am
  • melinda
    Reply

    Laura, I guess if one was Greedy – you could make “Great Dane pies” ???

    November 9, 2007 at 8:52 pm
  • Aw, Sébastien’s too squeamish. We occasionally make those no-bake peanut-butter cocoa oatmeal things (the recipe’s on the back of the Hershey’s Cocoa box), and we call them “Peanut Butter Poopies.” DrBob is grossed out on many levels, but the boys love them, probably mostly because of the name.

    November 10, 2007 at 3:37 pm
  • A poodle is the famous caniche, Anne-Gaélle. Great Dane Pies! 🙂 And Peanut Butter Poopies! Those are too good. Of course two boys would love that name, alala! They do look like that, now that I think about it, especially if artistically dropped.

    My daughter, meanwhile, will probably find me a deep embarrassment when she gets a little older.

    November 11, 2007 at 3:09 pm

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