Mar
23/14

Easy Appetizer: Balsamic Bruschetta

My kitchen has been refurbished! Yipeee! I can’t wait to spend time for home cook at the weekend. When trying to find a new recipe, I found a nice website with great recipe collections and impressive interfaces, www.yummly.com. The pictures are great- very mouthwatering food images and well presented in nice design. My opinion, this is the best food website that I’ve found so far! So, if you are foodies who seeking for a new recipe or need a quick dishes or even prepare for a family dinner tonight, this website is a nice destination!

balsamic bruschetta

balsamic bruschetta recipe

Today I would like to share my pick for an appetizer,  Balsamic Bruschetta. You need a loaf white baguette, french bread is always better! And tomatoes, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, parmesan cheese, salt and black pepper.

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Slice the bread and toast in the oven until brown and turn over the other side for the same amount of time.

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Chop the tomatoes into dices

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Chop basil leaves and add into a bowl

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Add parmesan cheese

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Add salt and black pepper into a mixture

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Mix olive oil, pinch of salt, pinch of black pepper and balsamic vinegar for unique taste

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Then layer the mixture on toasted bread and sprinkle more cheese.

It’s ready to serve but I like it to put back in oven for more crunchy. Bon Appétit!

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Feb
15/14

Friday in Love

I am so glad that we have Valentine’s day on Friday, it means love for all weekend! We decide to have a homemade dinner. Our Valentine dinner menu is French Vinaigrette Salad for starter, Escalope de poulet for main course and my fave Daim Cake for dessert, accompanied with a bottle of sparkling rose wine. Tummy, you better get ready!

My boyfriend is the chef of the day, preparing the homemade recipe from his mum while I am taking lots of pictures. Haha! It’s common for French eating salad with vinaigrette, a sour and salty dressing which is  a nice companion for the salad. All the recipe is very simple, so if you would like to have a typical french dinner, we are happy to share our kitchen recipe.

 

french vinaigrette

 

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How to make:

Prepare a bowl of salad, add a salt and pepper croutons even better!

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Prepare a measure cup and whisk- mix salt, pepper, mustard and oil together.

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Stir until you get an emulsion. You could put in the fridge for a while or pour directly to ready salad.

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The starter is done, now preparing the main course, Escalope de poulet which means a thin slice of chicken. Instead of chicken you could replace it with turkey. It is difficult to find a thin slice of chicken in England, so we bought the chicken breast and knead the meat until it’s flat.

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How to make

Heat the saucepan with a little olive oil. Cook the chickens until it turn brown.

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Put aside the chicken. Use the same saucepan to make the sauce because we want to use what leftover from the chicken. Pour a bottle of white wine, salt and pepper.

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And the mustard and stir it well.

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Add the double cream.

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Meanwhile, warm up the oven. Place the chicken on plate suitable for oven. Slice a couple of cheese and add on top of the chicken. Fold the ham and place it on top of cheese.

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Finally pour the sauce until it covers the chicken and cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes.

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Bon Appetit!

Nov
03/13

Pain Perdu, the lost bread

Got some leftover bread or baguette? Better not to throw it away as you can turn it into a delicious recipe for your morning breakfast. Originally from France, Pain Perdu means ‘lost bread’, a stale bread is softened by dipping in a mixture of milk,eggs and sugar then pan-fried in butter.

This recipe is simple and easy. I bet you’ll find all ingredients in your kitchen. so, let’s start.

pain perdu

 

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First, you need to cut the bread ( I am using baguette this time) into approx 2cm slices.

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Prepare a large bowl, beat the eggs and whisk together with brown sugar and milk.

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Place the slices in the mixture and turn to coat.

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Heat the pan and melt 2 tsp butter over medium heat. Add baguette slices to pan and cook until golden and crispy on each side.

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Ready to serve, eat with strawberry jam or nutella or any fresh fruit as you prefer.

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Bon Apetit! x