Rustic French Dessert
Sweet Jesus! That’s all I could think on Sunday – and not just cause it was Sunday. It was because I made Beef Bourguignon for the first time. From scratch. Took me about 5 hours from stem to stern, but Sweet Jesus, it was worth it!
I was asked to make it last week and didn’t really know anything about it. I knew it was one of the complicated recipes from Julia Child and the whole Julia/Julia movie. It’s basically a beef stew – only much more complicated, much more rich and decadent and 1000 x better than any old beef stew. I looked online at a lot of different recipes and the one I settled on can be found here. I can vouch for this recipe being amazing, even with the minor adjustments I made. It did take me forever, but in the end it was worth it. Would like to get more familiar with this so the prep work doesn’t take so dang long. But I think it’s still gonna be a special occasion type-dish just because the braising needs a couple to several hours at least.
Not sure what was going on with my camera phone (I know, crappy photography) – but the hazy, dream-like quality is fitting cause trust me – this Beef Bourguignon was a dream come true!
While it was very time consuming with a few complicated steps (at least compared to my normal cooking) – it was worth it not just because I made one of the most amazing dishes EVER (and I mean that), but also because I did some things I’ve never done before – and understand better how certain things work and why certain techniques are used. Click for More on that and the recipe here . . .