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French Recipes

Strawberry Macarons

Add to ❤ Favorites This Strawberry Macaron recipe is incredibly flavorful! The cookies are soft and chewy in the middle with a crispy exterior. The strawberry flavor comes from ground freeze-dried strawberries and it really packs a punch. Ingredients for 40 macarons For the shells260 grams confectioners’ sugar1, about 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons150 grams Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour, about 1 ⅔ cups10 g strawberry powder2, about 2 tablespoons150 grams egg whites, about 4 large egg whites (at room temperature)¼ teaspoon cream of tartar52 grams granulated sugar, about ¼ cup1-2 drops red gel food coloring, optional For the filling100 g granulated sugar70 g egg whites, about 2 large egg whites⅛ teaspoon salt169 g unsalted butter, about ¾ cup (cut into pieces at room temperature)20 g strawberry powder2, about ¼ cup Read the Instructions here

Chocolate Souffle

Add to ❤ Favorites A light and airy, French chocolate dessert made famous by its trademark “risen” top. Ingredients for 8 servings 6 oz. semisweet chocolate baking squares/bar (170 grams) 6 eggs yolks and whites separated 2/3 cup granulated sugar (133 grams) divided, plus more for ramekins 2 tbsp heavy cream or half n half (30 grams) 1/4 tsp cream of tartar (.84 grams) 1 tbsp softened butter (14 grams) for greasing ramekins Read the Instructions here  

French Onion Soup

Add to ❤ Favorites French Onion Soup – caramelized onions in beef broth, topped with a toasted crouton and broiled gruyère cheese. Ingredients for 4 servings 6 tbsp unsalted butter 5 sliced onions 3 garlic cloves, chopped (not minced) 2 bay leaves 1 tsp dried thyme ½ tsp paprika ½ tsp salt ½ ground black pepper ¾ cup red wine i.e. Burgundy Village (Pinot Noir) 3 tbsp all-purpose flour 2 quarts beef broth ½ sourdough loaf cubed into 1 inch pieces ½ pound grated Gruyère ¼ cup brandy or cognac 1 tbsp olive oil Read the Instructions here  

Beef Stew with Carrots and Potatoes

Add to ❤ Favorites It’s a classic French beef stew, otherwise known as Beef Bourguignon. The meat is seared in olive oil first, then slowly braised with garlic and onions in a wine-based broth. After a few hours in the oven, the meat becomes meltingly tender and enveloped in a rich, deeply flavored sauce. Ingredients for 4 servings 3 pounds boneless beef chuck (well-marbled), cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium yellow onions, cut into 1-inch chunks 7 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1-1/2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups dry red wine 2 cups beef broth (I like the Pacific organic brand) 2 cups water 1 bay leaf 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into one-inch chunks on a diagonal 1 pound small white boiling potatoes (baby yukons), cut in half Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish (optional) Read the Instructions here