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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A bit of french cooking for bastille day

Today is Bastille Day, a French holiday that comerates the storming of the bastille which took place July 14, 1789. So today I thought it would be fun to share with you some French facts and a delicious French recipe

Did you know that people in France often have small refrigerators and kitchens and shop the market nearly every day to buy food that they need.

The French are known for their delicious pastries, desserts and cheeses. Most individuals do not over eat and believe in enjoying each bite.

En papillote form of cooking is shown above.  It involves cooking where the fish, meat or vegetables are wrapped in parchment paper and baked in the oven.

Perhaps you have eaten potato au gratin if so then you have partake in a French way of cooking. Gratin form of cooking takes a thinly sliced vegetables such as potatoes, turnips, onions, cauliflower or other vegetable and cook it with cheese and cream and is very yummy.

Crepes are like thin French pancakes. Very simple to make and you can fill with almost anything. Perhaps for dinner you may try chicken, mushrooms, or broccoli with a sauce. For breakfast or dessert fill the crepe with nutella, whip cram, fruit or jam.

1 cup flour
2 tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
1 ½ cups milk
3 tablespoons melted butter

Procedure for Cooking Crepes
Put all the ingredients in a blender and whip on high. Let the crepe batter sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes. Spray a small non-stick pan with non-stick spray. Pour 1/3 cup of the batter in the pan. Cook for two to three minutes. Gently turn over the crepe with a spatula. Cook for a minute more. Remove the crepe from the pan and fill it with your favorite filling. Or, you can wrap the crepes in plastic wrap and refrigerate them for up to three days.

While many believe that French cooking is very elaborate with lots of steps and is very hard to make there are recipes like crepes that are easier and delicious as well. Whatever you choose to cook remember to use good ingredients and always follow the direction steps correctly

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1 comment:

  1. love crepes and , yes, they are easy to make! YUM!


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