Art – ceramics

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Serving bowl from the Song Dynasty (960-1279), China. 

A precious example of what is considered to this day, one of the finest periods in ceramic art. During the Song Dynasty, ceramics were simple in shape and colour, generally monochromatic, serene to the eye and inviting to the touch.

Source of image: China Online Museum. 

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Art

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Bud-shaped jar made of stoneware with iron glaze, from Cambodia or Northeast Thailand, dated 11-12th c. (Angkor period)
[Via the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington DC]

Categories Art

Gaufres à la crème

A new waffle recipe I tried today with cream. They came out fluffy as a cloud!

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For 18 waffle sticks (or 10 square ones):
1- Melt 60 gr. of high quality butter and set aside.
2- Mix the dry ingredients: 200 gr of sifted flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, a bit of salt and two tablespoons of brown sugar.
3- Then add one by one: three organic eggs, 200 ml of heavy cream and 300 ml of milk.
4- Mix well then add the melted butter.
5- Let the dough rest for 20 minutes and bake as usual.

Enjoy with jam, honey or melted chocolate, and fresh fruits!