April 2010 Desktop Calendar

April 2010 Desktop Calendar

At the beginning of every month, I am 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 calendar for April is a picture of these sugar-studded brioches I wrote about a few years ago, and have made again several times since then — with much less hand-wringing. Let this be a message of encouragement to anyone who’s still intimidated by yeast!

Instructions to get your calendar are below.

Here’s how it works:

1- This link will open a new window (or tab) displaying the right wallpaper image for your screen.

2- Right-click (or ctrl-click for some Mac users) on the image, and chose the option that says, “Set as Desktop Background”, “Use as Desktop Picture,” or something to that effect — the exact wording will depend on the browser you use.

3- If the image does not fit your desktop background neatly, you may have to go to your preference screen (on a Mac: System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Desktop; on Windows: Control Panel > Display > Desktop) and choose “Fit to screen” as the display mode of your background image.

4- Enjoy!

[Note: Readers of this blog live all around the globe, and I am unable to provide localized versions of the desktop calendar at this point. This is why I’ve opted for the international standard, by which a large majority of countries abide, and which states that Monday is the first day of the week.]

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  • As Marie Antoinette allegedly said, “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche!”

  • The only problem with this delicious-lookingwallpaper is we can’t stop salivating over our keyboard!olive

  • Thank you for the pretty gift, Clotilde! Is April Fool’s Day observed in France? I am wary of the other messages I will receive in my inbox today!

  • Erin

    I look forward to these every month! Thanks for posting them :)

  • tia

    that’s a gorgeous photo

  • Alix

    @ Kathie: She never said it, but I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment!

    @ Clotilde: I just finished lunch, but with this picture I am magically hungry again!

  • These remind me of the sugar studded panettone we have under our cake dome. I love those little nuggets of sugar.

  • Geraldine

    Oh you are so cruel, I adore the macarons but because the Christophe Felder video is in french i can’t follow the recipe,please can you send me the ingredients and some instruction in english, you will be my friend forever, the biggest irish macaron fan ever.

  • Thanks for the gorgeous picture. I have been very intimidated by yeast… last weekend took me 5 batches to get my hot cross buns to rise!

  • Love the picture!!!! I already used it as a background!

  • Alix, you’re right. That’s why I used the modifier “allegedly” :-)

  • Nice picture, really like it.

  • Thanks for the background – it looks great!

  • Hi! I love reading your blog I have passed an award on to you if you’d like to pick it up off my blog :)

  • Linda

    I love your blog and wish to thank you for the calendar each month. Inspiring!

  • Such a beautiful looking pics. Though I may gain a lot weight by this background

  • Oh it’s beautiful! Thanks!

  • I love brioche – these look so light and fluffy…

  • Grace

    Thank you for the monthly desktop backgrounds. I also use it at work and my workmates are all drooling everytime it shows on my pc. If I may be allowed to request one favour please, I live in NZ and we are one day ahead where you are. If you can please release your desktop backgrounds one day ahead so we can get them right on first day of the month our time? Thank you again for sharing your wonderful recipes and desktop backgrounds!

  • Leyla

    Oh my gosh! I just discovered your blog and I am already addicted to it. For an amazing web site, merci merci merci :))

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