June 16, 2012

One for Paris, Two for Dessert

At first I was very excited about this. Then I started doubting about this. I even wanted to quit on this. But now I am just getting ready for the adventure with this.

What is this

Yes, you are right! I am heading to Paris for some time! Probably it's going to be too short. Too fast. Too not enough... but hopefully still very tasty, lovely and simply Parisian... Just the way it's supposed to be, isn't it?

By the way, is there anything touristic, maybe not so easily caught by the stranger's eye, but extremely worth seeing? Any recommendations would be highly appreciated!

Paris is on the way!

In the meantime, I will leave you with a very easy and relatively light summer dessert. One layer of toasted sweet black bread crumbs, one layer of silky whipped cream and one layer of jam - that's all you need to enjoy the afternoon with some slight notes of sinfulness. Just when the open window lets in the adventurous plan for summer, or leastwise for next lazy Sunday nooning.

Layered Black Bread, Whipped Cream and Cherry Jam Dessert with

Layered Black Bread, Whipped Cream and Cherry Jam Dessert

4 servings:
5.3 oz (150 g) black bread, grated
1 Tbsp butter
4 Tbsp (50 ml) + 2 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup (240 ml) whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla sugar
cherry (or any other lightly sour and watery) jam, according to taste

In a small pan, melt the butter and toast the bread crumbles, mixed with 4Tbsp (50 ml) sugar and cinnamon. Set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, whip the cream with the remaining 2 tsp sugar and vanilla sugar.
Layer the dessert in glasses: one layer of bread, a few tablespoons of jam, whipped cream, then another layer of bread, jam and again the cream on top. Sprinkle with the remaining bread crumbles.
Chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before serving.

Layered Black Bread, Whipped Cream and Cherry Jam Dessert with


  1. skanaus paryžiaus :) aš, būdama taip arti jo, vis pritrūkstu kažko (laiko, pinigų ar tiesiog įkvėpimo) nulėkt ten. parašyk, kokį jį pamatysi :)

    1. Dėkui ir būtinai ;)
      Jau kurį laiką galvoje kirbėjo mintis ten nulėkti, bet vis per tą kažką atidėliojau... kol galiausiai jau, matyt, visapusiškai pribrendau :)

  2. Some of my favourite things in Paris: the famous Dehillerin cookware shop, walking along the Canal St Martin, the chocolate chip cookies at Eric Kayser, beers at Brewberry, crepes at Josselin, Deyrolle taxidermy shop, incredible Vietnamese food at Pho Tai, burgers at Le Camion qui Fume, exploring the Montparnasse cemetery, and on and on and on...