People will be spending more time at home these next few weeks and that means everyone will be doing a lot more cooking. To bring a little France into your home, I wanted to share some classic French comfort recipes you can make.
If you have any favorite recipes that didn’t make the list, feel free to add them to the comments below.
Ann Mah shares her recipe. She tells me it takes three days but we all have the time right now.
The cookie is a French sablé and highly addicting. I recommend making a few cookies at a time. You can keep the dough in the fridge for 3 days so you can slice and bake for fresh cookies every day. My family calls them Auntie’s Cookies and they are now a family staple.
There are so many variations to make. I keep pie crust on hand just so I can make one if I am stumped on what to make for a meal.
Before you think that Banana Bread isn’t “French” I have seen it served more in Paris than in the US. Every coffee shop has it offered as a daily option. David Lebovitz has a great recipe for it.
I used this recipe from Saveur.com These are so simple to make and delicious served hot and with champagne if you have it on hand. Once you master this dough you can use it for sweet or savory recipes with a slight variation.
People often ask me where to get the best Croque-Monsieur in Paris. You can make one easily at home with this recipe.
Recipe by La Cuisine cooking school in Paris. With these it is all about the “bump” you have to watch the oven to make sure they cook just right. I have had several meals in Paris that end with a warm fresh madeleine out of the oven and it is just heavenly. You can get creative with them and add chocolate chips or fruit. (blueberries or raspberries)