French Cuisine

French Cookies Sablé.

Today I want to introduce you to a very delicious, sophisticated and stylish French butter cookies originated from French town Caen of Lower Normandy region. For these cookies you will need only simple pantry ingredients and the name of these cookies is Sablé. The name speaks for itself because French word sable means "sand" and the hallmark of the cookies is soft, delicate, crumbly texture and their golden color. But not all recipes can achieve that exact delicate crumbliness that defines Sablés and to achieve this we will need the traditional French secret ingredient - hard-cooked egg yolk! Yes, this ingredient will give you the possibility to enjoy supremely sandy Sablés. These cookies can be of different shapes and with of different flavors but me wouldn't be me If I didn't tell you about this exact appearance!
So, today in the menu we have:


Checkerboard Cookies.
Checkerboard Cookies

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"Drunken Chicken" as my husband said.

Fall have come, the evenings are cool already and some hot dishes for diner would be appreciated. For example a very moist and tender chicken after long, slow cooking in a Dutch oven and with mashed potatoes, what do you think? ;) This sounds like something from Burgundy cuisine. Burgundy is a region in eastern France that is famous for their wines from grapes such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Also they have traditional local recipes. One of them is Coq au Vin which means "rooster in wine" but it's not so easy to find a rooster in our non countryside area, so a supermarket chicken to the rescue. And of course we will need a Burgundy Pinot Noir. When my husband found out how much wine was needed (a whole bottle) he immediately said "Wow, so this will be just some drunken chicken...". Lol, yes the chicken will be just right ;) This recipe is calling for whole chicken legs but I didn't have them so I used chicken thighs fillets. And by the way a carrot from this recipe is very tasty too.
So, today in the menu we have:

Coq au Vin
Coq au Vin

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