This is an easy Galette des Rois recipe for Epiphany that I’ve made several times at home and it is delicious. This is a basic list of ingredients that I adapt depending on if I am using almond paste or almond flour (grounded blanched almonds). Basic Ingredients Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets (aka pâte feuilletée) 2 cups (or more) almond meal/ or almond flour* 3/4 cup unsalted … Continue reading Galette des Rois Easy Recipe
Cette année la bûche de Noël 2018 c’est chocolat, marrons,café ou citron? Continue reading Bûche de Noël – Christmas Yule Log Cake
French apple pie has nothing to do with its American patriotic cousin from the Vermont state. In France we call apple pie: “Tarte aux pommes” and it is more of a tart than a pie. The difference is that a pie usually has another layer covering the filling, while tarts leave it open. It is a classic, every French family has its own grandma recipe and there … Continue reading Tarte aux pommes
Sweet or savory, crêpes are always a favorite treat or quick meal in any French household. There’s nothing easier than making crépes. You will need: 2 cups Flour 4 eggs pinch of salt 1.4 cup melted butter 2 cups of milk 2 tbs sugar Making crêpes is all in the wrist or the tour de main. The first part is to make a well in the … Continue reading Let Them Eat Crêpes!
Soupe à l’Oignon Gratinée aka. French Onion Soup French onion soup anyone? Soupe à l’oignon gratinée, SVP! Here’s a little background: originating back in the Roman times, onions were readily available and this was a popular cheap daily soup… because the French know how to make wonderful things out of nothing. So easy to make… you’ll need these basic ingredients to adjust depending on the … Continue reading Soupe à l’Oignon Gratinée aka. French Onion Soup
Beignet (ben-YAY) comes from the early Celtic word bigne meaning “to raise” and French for “fritter” made from deep-fried choux pastry or “pâte à choux”. Beignets, a New Orleans specialty, are fried, raised pieces of yeast dough, usually about 2 inches in diameter or 2 inches square. Sprinkled with sugar or coated with various icings, Beignets make for a delightful bite of airy fluffiness. Beignets … Continue reading Mardi Gras Beignet or Pets d’âne
The traditional “Bûche de Noël!” or Yule Log Cake is formidable all holiday long! It usually comes in: chocolate, coffee , raspberry or my favorite “crème de marrons” chestnut cream. Do you make your own bûche ? If not, find it here >>> Top 10 French Bakeries in LA Continue reading La Bûche de Noël – Yule Log Cake
Les Petites Madeleines de Proust Extrait de Marcel Proust, À la recherche du temps perdu, Du côté de chez Swann, 1913. “Il y avait déjà bien des années que, de Combray, tout ce qui n’était pas le théâtre et le drame de mon coucher, n’existait plus pour moi, quand un jour d’hiver, comme je rentrais à la maison, ma mère, voyant que j’avais froid, me proposa de … Continue reading Les Petites Madeleines de Proust
A Croque-Monsieur is simply a yummy grilled ham and cheese sandwich. It originated in French cafés and bars as a quick snack. Typically, some good quality swiss cheese such as Emmental or Gruyère is recommended. The name is based on the verb croquer (“to crunch”) and the word monsieur (“mister”). The sandwich’s first recorded appearance on a Parisian café menu was in 1910. The lady version of a Croque-Monsieur is served with a fried egg or poached egg on top and is known as a Croque-Madame (or in parts … Continue reading Croque-Monsieur or Madame: French Grilled-Cheese Sandwich!
Faites sauter les crêpes! Le 2 février en France on fait sauter les crêpes pour la Chandeleur ( Candlemas) pour célébrer le retour des jours ensoleillés ( la crêpe symbole du soleil) ! Aux USA , mis à part le Super Bowl, c’est aussi Groundhog Day! Selon la légende, la marmotte annoncera le début du printemps! Si le temps est nuageux lorsque la marmotte sortira … Continue reading Faites sauter les crêpes!
Fondue, Raclette, and Tartiflette! It’s time to take out the fondue pot and the Raclette! These dishes are traditional French winter dishes and my kind of comfort food! It’s a good occasion to invite friends & family over and celebrate the French convivial way! La Fondue Savoyarde is a fun cheesy dish made melted cheese: Swiss, Emmental, Gruyère or Beaufort with a dash of Kirsch! Fondue comes … Continue reading Fondue,Raclette and Tartiflette!