“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,...

Salade d’endives et de pommes / Apple and Endive Salad

3 stalks celery, julienned 1 Granny Smith or other favorite fall apple 2 heads Belgian endive, leaves separated, julienned For the vinaigrette3 anchovy fillets, rinsed (optional)1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon and 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice 2 tablespoon olive...

Oeufs Brouilles aux Champignons Sauvages/Scrambled Eggs with Wild Mushrooms

In France, as everywhere else, cooks are spending less time in the kitchen, and dishes like scrambled eggs and soft-boiled eggs are right in style.

Small croissants and smoked salmon

Readymade pastry puff doughThin slices of smoked salmon Cut the dough in four and cut each part in four again to make 16 croissants. Put small slices of smoked salmon on top and roll the...

Prawn Soup with Lemongrass

Serves 4 16 large prawnsabout 35 oz. (1 liter) vegetable broth1 fish bone7 sticks of Thai lemongrass7 ounces (200 g) coconut milk1/8 cup (10 g) lemon juice1 teaspoon tomato purée5.2 ounces (150 g) mixed seasonal...