Cherry Flan

3 cups pitted Bing cherries 1-1/4 cups milk 3 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2/3 cup flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup powdered sugar Powdered sugar to serve Preheat the oven to 350. Drain cherries as necessary. Put remaining ingredients into a...

Foie gras and mushroom toast

1 1/2 cup of mushrooms4 slices of bread4 thin slices of foie grasHeavy creamSalt and pepper With a little butter, grill the mushrooms in pan. Add salt and pepper. Add the heavy cream. Toast the...

Cerises pochees au Kir / Cherries Poached in Kir

1 lb. cherries, pits removed 2-2/3 c. white wine1/3 c. cassis1 3-inch cinnamon stick3 whole clovesScant 1 c. superfine sugar Stir the wine, kir, spices and sugar together in a saucepan and place over medium high...

Strawberry Parfait

Serves 10-12 1 quart (1.1 liter) frozen strawberries1/2 cup (115 g) sugar For the topping mixture1/2 cup (115 g) sugar1 cup (225 g) all-purpose flourGenerous stick butter (140 g)1 Tablespoon (15 ml) vanillaPinch of salt For the...

“Light” Floating Island

17 oz (½ liter) skim milk 3 eggs1 teaspoon vanillapinch of salt3 teaspoons sweetener Combine the sweetener and milk. Bring to a boil and add the vanilla. In the meantime, separate the egg yolks and whites. Whip...

Poached Prawns

12 large prawns 2 cups water1 cup yellow/sweet wine1/2 onion1 carrot1 stalk celery 1.8 oz. butter cut into cubes4 oz. pistachio oil In a pan, boil water, wine, carrot, celery, salt and pepper to make a broth....

Gratin de courgettes / Zucchini Gratin

1 c. heavy whipping cream 1 c. Swiss cheese, grated3 eggs1/2 c. thinly sliced onions1/4 c. parsleyChives (optional)5 or 6 medium zucchini Slice zucchini 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cook in salted boiling water for 2-3...

Sausage in Brioche

Preparation time: 20 minutes plus 30 minutes for rising Cooking time: 40 minutes Serves 6 4 eggs2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powderscant 1 cup heavy creamscant ½ cup fresh whole milk½ cup shelled pistachio nuts1/3...

Vinaigrette maison / Basic French Dressing

1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. paprika (optional)1 tsp. mustard1/4 tsp. pepper1/2 c. mild vinegar or lemon juice3/4 c. olive oil1 clove garlic Pour vinegar slowly on mustard and beat together. Add olive oil as you mix...

Nutmeg-Zucchini Salad

Serves 6 ¼ teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg¼ teaspoon group cumin2 cloves garlic, finely chopped1 tablespoon lemon juice2 tablespoons olive oilfreshly ground black pepper4 zucchini, grated To make the dressing, combine the salt, nutmeg, cumin, garlic,...