Saturday, June 30, 2012

Trip to Bayonne, France

As a general impression, Bayonne is one of the most beautiful cities we've seen in France.

It has timbered houses, ocean and ... chocolate :).

Friday, June 29, 2012

Trip to Chateau d'Abbadia, France

The castle is only a few kilometers away from Hendaye. It is worth the detour, if you are close by.

The official site is here.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Trip to Hendaye, France

A small coastal village at the border with Spain. Good for picking up free shellfish at low tide.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Baked donuts with jam - recipe (including photos)

  • 500 grams of flour
  • 200 ml of milk
  • 50 grams of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 spoons of honey
  • 100 grams of raspberry jam
  • yeast
  • salt
  • zest from half of a lemon

Mix the yeast with the warm milk.

Mix the flour with the eggs, the honey, the milk mixed with the yeast, the salt and  the lemon zest.

When everything is mixed add the melted butter and mix.

Let the dough rest for about 40 minutes.
Divide the dough in 2. Spread one on the table. Add the jam.

Add the second dough over the first one and make forms .

 Let them rest for about 20 minutes.

Put them in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 10-15 minutes.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Trip to Salies-de-Béarn , France

Pleasant village in the South of France, at the north-east border of the French side of the Basque Country. Good for salt water treatment (with a medical facility right in the center).


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