As you will probably have noticed by how often I have mentioned food in my recent newsletters, my on and off love-affair with cooking is on the up again, and I’m currently full of ambition to discover and try new recipes (be warned, it’s won’t last!). So I thought I’d share my favourites – either old-time or newly found. I also keep posting my weekly menus on my blog, both in French and English – you’ll find them here.
Bread and dough:
- White bread – use “pain blanc” recipe here
- Gluten-free bread (the eggs can be removed)
- Pizza dough – use “pate à pizza” here
- Gluten-free pizza dough – after months of search, this is definitely THE ONE!!! (the egg can be removed)
- Pain au lait (this is my famous brioche tressée for those who know it): 315ml of milk, 6 tablespoons of sugar, 60g butter, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 15g of dried yeast / knead and leave to double in side / split in three and shape as a braid / put in non pre-heated over, 180, 25mn.
Starters and soups:
- Thai salad – any vegetable combination can be used, I usually combine red pepper + carrots + celery
- Beetroot salad
- Red tuna tartar – our family loves it with sweet potato blinis
- Tom Kha Kai Soup – you can replace the chicken with prawns
- Oriental lentil soup – I add some Polish sausages to make it a full dish
- Pasta, lardons and green peas soup – gluten-free pasta works well here
- Spanish green lentils and chorizo soup
- Chickpea curry – I love love love this dish in the winter, and would eat of at every meals if chickpeas were a bit easier to digest… Oh well…
- Red lentils dhal – absolutely delicious with yogurt
- Marinated duck with sweet potatoe puree – works really well with venison too
- Fish and mushroom casserole
- Coconut creamed kale
And as I mentioned previously, many recipes from these three books:
And you, what are your favourite recipes? Do not hesitate to share your best links on the WembleyWonderful forum!