Appetizer & starter in one for a Raclette or Fondue Party

For my raclette last week, I preferred again to prepare my appetizer in the glass as a starter . That way, we did not have to sit in front of the warming raclette machines.This time I chose two verrines with vegetables, the Provence Shooter, and the Goats Cheese and Tomato Tartare Shooters and the excellent croustades with quail eggs. … Continue reading Appetizer & starter in one for a Raclette or Fondue Party

Mushroom pies on salad

We often have dinner parties because for my husband and me it is a real pleasure to gather our friends around a good meal and good wines and cocktails. Especially in autumn, when it’s vacillating between sun and rain and the evenings get cold, we’re happy to welcome them around the fireplace and just enjoy … Continue reading Mushroom pies on salad

Meatloaf

One of our families all time favourite comfort food is without any doubt the meatloaf!!! Served with roasted vegetables, gravy and delicious mashed potatoes it is even dinner party worthy if you want to treat good friends to a homemade meal rather than to a fancy one. I have in all my life never had … Continue reading Meatloaf

Pork Fillet with Mustard Sauce

When friends or acquaintances come for diner during the week, I find that the Pork Fillet with Mustard Sauce ticks all the right boxes. It is ready in 30 minutes, absolutely delicious and looks very elegant. Recipe Pork Fillet with Mustard Sauce For 4 600 g pork fillet500 g carrots, peeled and cut into slices3 … Continue reading Pork Fillet with Mustard Sauce

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie (Traditional & Thermomix)

When autumn comes with its gorgeous colours and cooler weather I start thinking of all sorts of comfort food. The one that I truly enjoy is the vegetarian shepherd’s pie with its rich ragout, covered with a deliciously soft sweet potato mash and topped with melted, golden cheese! The ultimate no guilt comfort food, full … Continue reading Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie (Traditional & Thermomix)

Hazelnut nougatine meringue cake

I'm always looking for recipes using egg whites. In all the pastry that I make regularly I use a lot of yolks and much less whites. So I have whole bags of frozen egg whites in my freezer, which must be used at all costs. This delicious cake, that is utterly gluten free to boot, … Continue reading Hazelnut nougatine meringue cake

Spanish Tortilla

My father having grown up in Spain, I obviously often ate tortillas made by him or his siblings at home. So it's obviously part of my cooking repertoire. Quick and simple Spanish dish. Tortilla for 4 people 1 kg potatoes 2 small white onions 500 ml oil (the Spanish use olive oil but any frying … Continue reading Spanish Tortilla

French alsacian quiche ‘ADDC – style’

Another of my ADDC Style quiches is the delicious Alsatian Quiche. Popular with customers who want a meal without meat and fish, which still satisfies. Ideal in summer with a good salad. For a 29 cm quiche tin For the dough 200g flour90 g Butter cut into cubes 1 egg 2 tbsp cold water1 tbsp … Continue reading French alsacian quiche ‘ADDC – style’

German potato pancakes

I posted the recipe for my 'Rösti' yesterday but another recipe based on potatoes which is a great German specialty are the 'Kartoffelpuffer' or 'Reiberdatschi'. They are made from raw grated potatoes. Not only very popular to make at home, the Germans serve it even as streetfood during fairgrounds, carneval and Christmas markets. My father … Continue reading German potato pancakes