Tag Archives: butter

Kataif mini-nests with cheese and egg

Happy Easter! Last minute quick dessert; if you get some kataifi dough (available in the frozen section of specialty supermarkets, ethnic stores or online), let it defrost overnight in the fridge. You can put together this bite-size dessert in a jiffy. Extra-crunchy and buttery, gooey from the warm melting cheese, laced with a touch of […]

Fig rolls

Saw a tempting brioche recipe in Nadji’s Saveurs et Gourmandises (I call her the Queen of brioches and desserts of all stripes); anyway, the recipe appealed to me  because it used fresh mandarin  juice in the batter. I added some orange rind and orange blossom water to the batter and stuffed the brioche with fig […]

Puree of potatoes and cod

I  lived in France with my family for a few years while the war was raging in Lebanon and these circumstances allowed us all to become very well acquainted with French food: This dish comes from the south of France and  is called a brandade; I was never crazy about it because it uses salt […]

Prosciutto quiche (no crust)

This is an option if you feel like having a quiche but do not want to fuss with a crust: Simply line the pans (or the pie pan) with a few slices of prosciutto or ham, pour the custard on top and bake. Easy and yummy. INGREDIENTS: 3 tartlets (quantity can be doubled) 1/4 pound […]

Crumble with potatoes, bacon and squash

One thing I admire about French (and American) chefs: They have no qualms taking specialties from around the world and modifying them with the utmost confidence; now I don’t know who came up with the idea of a savory crumble but I see it on French cooking sites a lot. This is inspired by one […]