• Braided Brioche

    I really wanted to try to prepare some home-made brioche since a long time. After checking some recipes on the web, I finally found the perfect mix for myself, combining 3 recipes. There are many ways to form the dough in the end so I let you check on the web as well which one suits to you. Here, I decided to do a 2 braided brioche, quite easy to do and beautiful. Ingredients: 4.5 oz flour T45 4.5 oz flour T55 3.5 fl oz milk 1.5 oz butter 1.5 oz sugar 1 egg + 1 more for the egg wash 0.5 oz baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Recipe: In…

  • Périgourdine Salad

    The Périgourdine Salad comes from Périgord in France in an region called Dordogne. The place is well known for its beautiful nature, old stone towns and castles, but also very good food. Typical products here are strawberries, walnuts, chestnuts, apples, boletus mushrooms, truffles and all products from duck (foie gras, preserved duck gizzards, smoked duck fillet…). The original recipe includes preserved duck gizzards, smoked lard, salad, potatoes, green beans, pine nuts, walnut oil and red wine vinegar. Here is my recipe, my own Périgourdine Salad… Ingredients for 2 people: 7 oz lamb’s lettuce 4 oz preserved duck gizzards 3 oz smoked duck breast fillet slices 6 cocktail tomatoes 1/2 shallott…

  • Country Soup

    Here is my Country Soup recipe, a comfort food meal for the whole family on colds days. Easy to prepare, you can also make it Vegan by removing the bacon strips and using Maggi Liquid seasonning instead of chicken stock. Ingredients for 2 people: 2 potatoes 2 carrots 1 onion 7 oz lardon 1 chicken stock cube 4 cups water black pepper Recipe: Cut the potatoes and carrots in small cubes and chop the onion. Place a sauce pan on the burner at medium temperature with the lardons. When it begins to cook, add the vegetables and let brown mixing with a spoon regularly. When they have a nice color,…

  • Créole Lentils

    If you want to cook lentils in a tasty way, think about the créole style. Usually made with sausages, I prefer to use bacon strips for a finest texture. Here is my recipe for a cosy spicy meal to have all year long… Ingredients for 2 people: 28 oz lentils 5 oz bacon strips 1 onion 1 tablesspoon Maggi liquid seasoning 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon thym 1 teaspoon allspice (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove) Recipe: Place a sauce pan on the burner at medium-high temperature and cook your bacon strips. Add paprika and mix. Chop the onion and add it to the bacon. Let cook until…

  • Amarettis

    Amarettis biscuits are Italian and perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea party. You can also use them with an expresso in the end of your meal. Ingredients for 40 biscuits: 3 egg whites 10.5 oz almond powder 7 oz icing sugar 1 teaspoon bitter almond extract Recipe: Preheat the oven at 375°F. Place a baking paper on a drip pan. Mix all the ingredients by hand in a big bowl, the dough has to be moist. Form small flattened balls (walnut size) in your hands and place them on the drip pan. Place in the oven and cook for 8-10 minutes until the borders are colored. Remove from the oven…

  • Chili Con Carne

    I used to live in Arizona a few years ago, a place where food is inspired by american and mexican tastes. I had a lot of culinary experiences there and I have created my own chili con carne recipe when I came back. Originally, the meat used for it is beef but I have decided to try it with pork and the taste is really good too!!! Ingredients: 1 onion 17 oz red beans 14 oz grounded meat (beef or pork) 5 oz corn seeds 2-3 tomatoes 2 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon Maggi liquid seasoning 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon origan 1…

  • Ukha

    The Ukha Soup is a comfort food dish from Russia. This is a very good recipe that will warm you during a cold winter season. This is a fish soup with vegetables so you can chose the kind of fish you like and use seasonal vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, leek…) and add some fresh herbs (aneth, parsley…). Ingredients: 85 fl oz water 9 oz fish (salmon here) 4 potatoes 2 carrots 1 onion 1 vegetables stock cube 1 bouquet garni (fresh thyme+bay leaf) 1 handful fresh aneth 1 teaspoon liquid cream 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 teaspoon Maggi Liquid Seasoning Recipe: Chop the onion and cut…

  • Salmon en Croute

    What a beautiful way to cook salmon in winter or spring, a nice plate to place on the table and share with your familly or friends… This recipe is quite simple to make and gives you a really nice Salmon en Croute, perfect for an group meal starter. Ingredients: 10 oz fresh salmon 3 mozzarella slices 5 oz ricotta 1 small leek 1 puff pastry 5 fl oz liquid cream 1 egg yellow 1 tablespoon salt 2 tablespoons dill 2 tablespoons black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon golden sesame seeds Recipe: In a pan, brown the leek with the olive oil for 10-15 minutes at medium temperature. In…

  • Trout Puff Pastry Braid

    For starter or aperitif, the trout puff pastry braid can be made quickly and easily. Perfect if you don’t have plenty of time to prepare a meal but want something nice. For the dill, I used fresh one but you can also use drained. Ingredients: 1 puff pastry 7 oz smoked trout (8 slices) 3.5 oz ricotta cheese 1 tablespoon light cream (4%) 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 3 tablespoons grounded fresh dill 3 tablespoons pepper 1 tablespoon salt 1 egg yolk Recipe: Preheat the oven at 374°F (190°C). In a bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, light cream, aneth, pepper and salt. Place a greaseproof paper in a drip pan…

  • Cupcakes

    There is something I will always remember from Montreal: Itsi-Bitsi’s cupcakes! Unfortunately, they are closed now, but it remains a good souvenir… When I came back to France, I haven’t been able to find any place for cupcakes so I decided to do mine. Here is a simple recipe with butter icing that you can color the way you like. Ingredients for 6 cupcakes: Cakes: 1 egg 1.7 oz sugar 1.7 oz butter 2 oz flour 0.2 oz baking powder 0.2 vanilla sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1.4 oz chocolate 2 tablespoons water Icing: 2.8 oz butter 9.8 oz icing sugar 2 teaspoons rice milk food colouring (the color you…