Whether you are going to the Coronation (like Donna-Marie) or not, or planning on watching it on TV (or maybe not), King Charles has launched his choice of recipe for the upcoming Coronation on May 6. Chosen personally by Their Majesties, they have opted for a simple, traditional quiche to commemorate the big day.While quiche might seem more French than British, they chose it because it's a good sharing dish as the Brits are encouraged to gather after the ceremony for The Big Lunch with friends and neighbours. The Royal Family's website shared the full recipe of the dish which involves spinach, broad beans (which we refer to as fava beans), cheddar cheese and tarragon. We have substituted leeks in place of the broad beans as they are harder to find here in Canada and we've adapted some ingredients to make it a little more "Canadian recipe-friendly".
Cherry lovers rejoice! This simple and classic French dessert recipe features fresh cherries baked in a custard with slivered almonds. Traditional clafoutis is made with cherries that still have their pits, that give it some extra almond flavour. But it can be a little more difficult to eat, so we've pitted the cherries first. For a pretty finish, dust lightly with powdered sugar.
In honour of mom's everywhere, we are sharing a recipe for one of our favourite sandwiches - the Croque Madame. If you've never had a croque madame before, you are in for a treat. This sandwich originates in the bars and cafes of France and begins as a "Croque Monsieur", but when you pop a fried egg on top you transform into a Croque Madame. It requires a knife and fork to eat this outrageously cheesy sandwich and is perfect as a lunch or light dinner. Serve it with spring greens tossed with a light vinaigrette (and perhaps a glass of rosé). Happy Mother's Day everyone.
The most moist and delicious lemony pancakes! You don't even taste the ricotta, it just lends richness and moisture. These have been on of our favourites for years and I often make them when I have a half a carton of ricotta leftover. My favourite way to serve them is with warmed maple syrup and a dollop of blueberry jam or fresh blueberries.
Eggnog is pretty much synonymous with Christmas. What other time of year do you get to drink something that’s basically custard spiked with alcohol? A good eggnog is made up of just a few simple ingredients – alcohol, sugar, cream and raw eggs. Now if you are skeptical of drinking something with raw eggs, take note that the Centre of Disease Control (CDC) tested copious amounts of homemade eggnog to find that the addition of alcohol basically wiped out the risk of any contamination. And if all this isn’t enough to entice you, December 24th is National Eggnog Day. So go ahead and indulge a little – it’s the holidays.