Can you guess what these are?!
These ceramic heart shaped moulds are known as 'Coeur à la crème' translated heart with cream in French. They are often used in France or upmarket eateries to make a cream cheese dessert of the same name. If you look closer, you will see tiny holes in the bottom, these allow excess liquid to drain away from the cream cheese.
Once a month, when I got paid, I would often treat myself to a little gift. Unlike some of my work colleagues: male and female, I would not indulge in shoes, a fancy dress or hunk of jewellery. For me it was always some sort of kitchenalia (later it became cookbooks: old and new). One of the first specialist kitchenalia's to enter my home were two of these heart shaped moulds that I purchased on-line for a fancy romantic meal. The other three (slightly larger) were found at a charity shop for a mere £1.75. I think they were so cheap because no one there knew exactly what they were. Of course, I did and snatched them from the shelf as soon as I saw them. I was so excited at my find. I have plans in the future to make some cheese: not just the savoury kind, but the sweet fruit cheese too.
This is my first entry for Susan's - Black & White Wednesday. This is relatively new weekly blog event set up by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook. Here she encourages us all to appreciate black and white photographs once more, albeit through culinary means. I think this appreciation also needs to be extended to black and white movies, but that's another bog entry.
I also want to say a big Thank you to all
of you who responded to my last blog post requesting advice regarding comments.
Thank you especially to Liz of Surburban Tomato (see below). It appears
for now that the issue has been resolved, but just in case - I will be keeping
an eye on my blog the next few days.
Hi Shaheen, I
had exactly this problem. I also comment on Marks blog and had the problem with
his amongst others. I resolved the problem (after much googling) by enabling
3rd party cookies on my computer. I have admit being fairly IT illiterate so I
don't know if 3rd party cookies are bad but it did resolve the problem, and I
haven't noticed anything bad happening this end...yet.