Medialunas


Ingredients
2 cup of flour
1.5 cup of milk
1.5 stick of butter
1 packet of yeast
3/4 cup of sugar
1 tbsp if vanila extract

To glaze:
1 egg
1 tbsp of light cream
1 tbsp of sugar

Process

  • Add a packet of dry yeast to 1/2 cup of warm water, also add 1 tbsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of flour and let it sit for about 15 minutes to half hour to activate the yeast
  • Meanwhile, in another bowl, mix melted butter paste, sugar, salt, egg, and vanilla extract and add it to the yeast mixture, follow by flour
  • Warm up the milk (milk should be warm, not hot), and pour into the mix
  • Mix well and knead into homogeneous mass and let it sit for about half hour to allow it to rise
  • Mix the dough one more time, divide on parts and roll out into squares
  • Make the squares into rolls




  • Glaze the medialunas with a mixture of 1 egg, 1 tbsp of light cream and 1 tbsp of sugar
  • Bake in the oven for 20-30 minues at 385 degrees
  • Take out when golden brown

Favorite store – Agnès B.

I am totally obsessed with Agnès B., most comfortable, stylish and well-made clothes on the market right now. These pants are my absolute favorite

Green Ketty pants

wish they came in more colors. I’d love these in black or charcoal grey.

Right now I am on a lookout for a pair of black jeans and I think I found just a pair – straight leg (so hard to find!), just the right amount of stretch, impecable stitching, very flattering

The big issue here is sizing. Normally I wear 36 but Agnès runs low, so I usually get 38. Well, originally I purchased these jeans in 38 and they were way too small, I was unable to even zip them up and the leg was so tight I was not able pull them all the way up. So I figured I might need to go as far as 2 sizes up, as I did not want them to be tight. To be on the safe side I ordered them in 40 and 42. 42 was baggy, 40 is a better fot although still a bit loose in the waist. I really do not know whether to keep them and wear with a belt or return altogether. I really want to keep them though…

Another great find is this beret:

And a high neck Loulou Picasso graphic t-shirt

I normally prefer lower neckline but I really loved this tee. It would look great with black jeans and merlot-colored purse.

Most versatile purse color

I was looking to buy a new purse and my number one choice was a black Agnès B. black Boston bag. The only issue was the color – I was not sure whether I wanted to buy a black bag – as much as I love black when it comes to clothing, I am not the number one fan when it comes to accessories, as they do not work more times then they do work.

For instance with navy or the blues. Or with bright spring color like orange or lime green. So I had to come up with something else.

After much hesitation I picked the perfect color – black cherry (or deep burgundy). It goes well with navy, khaki, tan, gray. Absolutely fabulous with black, and a beautifully contrasting when put together with orange and lime green.

The only color I do not like pairing black cherry with is red, but only when it comes to tops or dresses. Luckily I currently do not own a single red top or dress. I only have a pair of red capris but I can see myself wearing them with white shirt and black cherry bag just fine. WSo now I am on a lookout for the perfect black cherry purse. One in particular is mini Pashli by 3.1 Phillip Lim. Too bad I already have it in tan.

Sunday night bake

Finally came around to baking an eclaire cake and cheese puffs. It is really my first time baking this cake. I shared a recipe 3 years ago (today) on facebook and just saw it in my memories.

Here is the pie crust:

And here is a finished product:

The recipe called for store bought vanilla pudding and cool wipping cream but instead I made from scratch the cream we use for eclaires and used fresh wipped cream.

And cheese puffs also a new recipe:

Friday Shop

Today my purchases from J Crew arrived.

Diamond jacquard piqué dress. Very classic, perfect for work. Size 4 fit me perfectly without being too tight



After reading the reviews I have decided on ordering tall – this way it would hit right mid-knee – my preferred length.

Basketweave shorts in navy

I wanted those in size 4 or even 2 but the only one left was 6.

And the striped knit top in aqua

The Rayner chino shorts I decided against because I did not like the snug fit. They looked great online but in reality the leg is a bit too tight for my taste.