Happy New Year! I hope 2010 brings you the rosy cheeks of good health, the heart flutters of happiness, and the warm glow of many kitchen successes.
The desktop calendars are back! At the beginning of every month, I will be offering C&Z readers a new wallpaper to apply on the desktop of your computer, with a food-related picture and a calendar of the current month.
Our desktop calendar for January is a picture of chaussons aux pommes — or apple turnovers, though the French term literally means “apple slippers” — these classic confections of puff pastry, folded over stewed apples and dotted with sugar crystals.
You can easily bake them at home if you have a source for high-quality puff pastry — or the patience to make your own –, but if you’d just as soon buy them, I recommend the chaussons aux pommes à l’ancienne (old-fashioned apple turnovers) from Paris bakery Toro (59 rue d’Orsel, in the 18th, see map).
Instructions to get your calendar are below.
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