Florentine Chicken Meatballs

Florentine Chicken Meatballs

They are light, crispy on the outside and have a lovely gentle flavor that tastes quite luxurious. I don’t take making meatballs lightly! They have to be really good to make it onto this site. These are coated with Panko and baked which gives them a beautiful crispy outside and lovely texture inside.

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Cream of Asparagus Soup (cold or warm)

Cream of Asparagus Soup (cold or warm)

This is an old classic that I haven’t found much improved on during my travels. You can use the stalks of the asparagus and save the lovely green tips to decorate the soup.

If you would like, this recipe can be made using white asparagus.

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Veal à la Wallenberg

Veal à la Wallenberg

Wallenbergare can be found on some of the most expensive menus in Sweden. This is a luxury dish for most of us over 40. I think people from the US or other places might see this as just another burger – take my word for it isn’t,

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Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise is one of the most classic of sauces and is one of the most famous from the French kitchen. Buttery and tangy with a little lemon its perfect for most fish dishes, most vegetables and is particularly good on green and white asparagus. My favorite is Eggs Benedict.

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Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine / Leek and Bacon

This is a far cry from the horrible cheese pies you get here in almost every so called Cafe. Rich and creamy with almost sweet leeks this is one of the best basic quiche recipes you can have.

You will need to get my Pate Brisee recipe for the crust.

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Chèvre Ravioli with Red Beets, Zucchini and Anchovies

Chèvre Ravioli with Red Beets, Zucchini and Anchovies

This is a great dish, very elegant, but it does take a bit of time to prepare. I think it’s really worth the work. Follow it up with something that is easy to make such as a small roast or racks of lamb.

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Chèvre Ravioli with Sage and Butter

Chèvre Ravioli with Sage and Butter

Chèvre Ravioli with Sage and Butter is an elegant and impressive dish. It is a classic and considered extremely fine. Everyone who loves chèvre will go bonkers for this.

Makes 28 – 30, 5 cm. ravioli. 6 people as an appetizer, 3 persons as a main course.

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Vanilla Sauce / Sauce Anglaise

For some really interesting information about vanilla and the history of vanilla go to Nielsen -Massey Vanillas Inc.

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Creme Patissiere / Vanilla Pastry Cream

Creme Patissiere – Vanilla Pastry Cream – This type of pastry cream is rarely used as it is. It is normally folded in with whipped cream and then used under strawberries or banana’s in an open fruit tart. It is also used for many traditional French recipes such at Paris-brest, Cream Puffs, what Americans call Napoleons and the Britt’s call Vanilla Slices.

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A Quick Note

I wanted to take a minute to say that I do try and weigh as many of the ingredients as I can. I think it helps make recipe results more consistent. Of course professional bakers even measure liquids by weight. I don't mind pulling out my little digital scale when I need to.

Canapes


I don't have a many canapes here. The ones I share are super quick, very tasty and most of all tasty. Your guests will appreciate the effort.

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