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.


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!


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