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
Daring Bakers in September: Vols-au-Vent with Michel Richard’s Puff Pastry Dough
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
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!
Recipes - Daring Kitchen
Michel Richard’s Puff Pastry Dough From: Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan _ The September 2009 Daring Bakers' Challenge has been chosen by Steph of a whisk & a spoon. Steph chose Vols-au-Vent, which we are pretty sure in French means, “After one bite we could die & go to heaven!”
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!
Chicken with Mustard - Seasons and Suppers
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!
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!
Floating Islands (Floats) Recipe - Hillbilly Housewife
French Floating Islands (Floats) Recipe | Hillbilly Housewife _ I did a little research & the only thing I can come up with is something called Floating Islands. It’s an old french dessert made with milk, eggs & sugar that consists of a meringue floating (or swimming) in a vanilla sauce!
French Boeuf Bourguignon _ With Beef Shank (I would use bone-in)! A comforting stew & lavishly flavorful dish! I mostly stuck to the classic preparation, but made a few changes that eke out a bit more deliciousness from an already stellar dish. Trick to developing full-flavor-brown EVERYTHING!
Oeuf Cocotte a l'Emmental - Cheese Egg in Ramekin Recipe
Oeuf Cocotte a l'Emmental de Savoie - Cheese Egg in Ramekin Recipe _ This simple yet delicious breakfast or/& brunch item is perfect for any day. It is French & I am using Emmental cheese from Savoy region of France to add rich flavor in video!
Basic Oeufs en Cocotte - French Eggs in Pot Recipe - Eugenie Kitchen
Basic Oeufs en Cocotte - French Eggs in Pot Recipe _ Oeufs means eggs. En Cocotte means in pot. It’s very simple but tasty. If you like cooked egg white with runny egg yolk & cream, this will make a delicious breakfast. Let’s get cooking!
Classic Coq au Vin (Chicken Braised in Red Wine)
French Coq Au Vin (“Chicken in Wine”) - Ultimate One Pot Dinner _ Good enough to serve for a fancy dinner yet doesn’t require much hands-on time. French cuisine is so impressive for its ability to be sophisticated & deeply satisfying & comforting at the same time. Just look at that spread!