Category: Vendredis gourmands

Parmesan tartlets with red onion & comté cheese

Parmesan tartlets with red onion & comté cheese

My special thanks to the famous French baker, Gontran Cherrier, for letting me share his delicious recipe with you.

Eton Mess

Eton Mess

It’s a very famous English recipe. This trio of strawberries, cream and meringues is said to have originated at Eton College in the late 19th century after a pavlova-style dessert was dropped.

Karin’s crab meat and brandy o’gratin

Karin’s crab meat and brandy o’gratin

If you use light cream the dish turns out perfectly too. Karin likes to use chunks of crab rather than crumbs… As a starter this quantity is for 6 to 7 guests. As a main dish it serves 4 to 6 people.

Virginie’s seed crackers

Virginie’s seed crackers

These crunchy shortbreads are absolutely delicious. You may even sprinkle a bit if cumin seeds or aniseeds to vary the flavour or simply add a pinch of Espelette chili to spice it up. 

Zaatar beetroot & yogurt spread

Zaatar beetroot & yogurt spread

For an elegant presentation, top with sunflower young leaves or any other ingredient baring the colour you wish to decorate your colourful spread. Special thanks to Chrystele who had me discover this delicious recipe created by the famous Yotam Ottolenghi.

Virginie’s pumpkin and hazelnut cod gratin

Virginie’s pumpkin and hazelnut cod gratin

Don’t hesitate to swap pumpkin for squash (red kuri squash) and to use a spicy olive oil such as the Peperoncino. I tried it too and it was perfect. I also tried with the butternut squash, but was a little disappointed : it tasted a little blend. I should have 

Tamarind Chutney

Tamarind Chutney

Use it with Indian food and Catherine’s Bhel Puri. You can buy tamarind in many forms. Here I use the pure block of pulp and seed.

Karin’s banana cake

Karin’s banana cake

The secret trick  if you may try : the bananas have to be very, very ripe, then frozen, the skin will go black and only then they are ready. Defrost them throw out the water  squeeze the flesh and sugary syrup out of the skins. You can also 

Avocado Beet Pear and banana smoothie

Avocado Beet Pear and banana smoothie

Valerie found this recipe on the internet. We were 8 to taste and we loved it! Julia is a French Blogger. COOKING JULIA is her blog. I’m very pleased to share her recipe in English with you.

Severine’s marinated raw tuna

Severine’s marinated raw tuna

This recipe can be quickly prepared at the last minute if you get help of another person. The leftover you have kept in the refrigerator may be eaten within 12 hours with Japanese rice.

Catherine’s Bhel Puri

Catherine’s Bhel Puri

Bhel Puri is a low calorie snack most commonly sold by the street vendors on the push carts in Mumbay.  There are a lot of different recipes. This one is inspired by Dishoom, a famous Indian restaurant in London. Much of the fun of eating Bhel Puri 

Agnès’ gluten-free, flour-free & yeast-free loaf

Agnès’ gluten-free, flour-free & yeast-free loaf

This recipe was inspired by Sarah Britton’s “The life-changing loaf” As a holistic nutritionist, Sarah started her incredible blog in 2007 : My new roots – How to make healthy choices every day- Dear Sarah, I’m French and I have a cooking blog too. Since I 

Iced lime soufflé by Frederique

Iced lime soufflé by Frederique

It’s the perfect dessert if you like “simple to make” and impressive dishes. For a colorful set, serve with blueberries or raspberries on top. 

Lamia’s gluten-free olive cake

Lamia’s gluten-free olive cake

I love  this cake. It is great for pot luck meals,  light lunches, eat it warm or cold.