French - Shortbread _ A shortbread is good especially when the recipe comes from Christophe Felder & that we can manipulate to suit his whims as I do every batch! With the same recipe, you can satisfy his cravings taste vanilla, lemon or orange, almonds or pistachios, because at some occasions we want to breathe comforting & festive scents of cinnamon, nutmeg & anise! #French
French Chicken Cordon Bleu _ Chicken, ham & Swiss cheese slices, breaded & sauteed. OH SO WORTH the effort! Just look at how wonderful & crunchy & golden this crust is! - & flavorful with the addition of the thyme. The chicken is tender & juicy. The filling creamy from the cheese & salty from the ham. Yummmm!
Vols-au-Vent (Vanilla Whipped Cream & Strawberries) _ Vols-au-Vent with Michel Richard’s Puff Pastry Dough. As it’s a little long, here’s a printable link to the recipe for puff pastry, as well as instructions for forming vol-au-vents & some extra tips. Also, there is a wonderful on-line video from the PBS show “Baking with Julia” that accompanies the book. In it, Michel Richard & Julia Child demonstrate making puff pastry dough (although they go on to use it in other applications)!
Vols-au-Vent Recipe Puff Pastry _ There is a wonderful on-line video from the PBS show “Baking with Julia” that accompanies the book. In it, Michel Richard & Julia Child demonstrate making puff pastry dough (although they go on to use it in other applications). They do seem to give slightly different ingredient measurements verbally than the ones in the book…I listed the recipe as it appears printed in the book!
Cherry Clafouti _ The base of this dish is eggs, & it has a texture a little thicker than a German Pancake. I googled Cherry Clafouti, & I found that Julia Child also has a similar recipe to this one, which solidified my belief that this recipe is not only delicious, but truly, authentically French!
French Chicken Mustard Dijonaise with Bacon & Onions ~ Adapted from David Lebovitz’s “My Paris Kitchen” _ Delicious, quick & easy, one-pot dish, but special enough for company. I use bone-in/skin-on chicken breasts! David suggests serving with his Fresh Herb Pasta. Also this would be perfect with some creamy mashed potatoes, as the gravy is delicious!
A Fresh Strawberry Tart from Julia Child! – ***I've become such a big fan of Julia Child. Brad recently gave me a beautiful set of her "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" Volumes I & II. This is the very first recipe that I've tried out from Volume I. This recipe stood out to me because #1: I LOVE strawberries! & #2: Fresh fruit tarts just scream "summer!" to me!