Simple Quiche with Salmon and Spinach !

There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it

Gustav Flaubert
Quiche with Salmon and Spinach

Dough ingredients:
– 220g flour
– 100g butter
– 1/2 cup water
– 1/2 tsp salt

Filling ingredients:
– 200g fresh salmon
– 250g spinach
– 250-280g 10% sour cream
– 2 eggs
– 50g cheese
– black pepper

Method:
1 Filling
1.1 Wash spinach and pre-cook it for 15 minutes, then drain extra water
1.2 Chop salmon and pre-cook it for 5-10 minutes in water, drain extra water
1.3 Whisk sour cream and eggs together in a separate bowl
1.4 Grate cheese in a separate bowl
2 Dough
2.1 Mix flour, grater butter, salt and water: knead the dough
2.2 Pre-heat the oven to 200C
2.3 Roll out dough to 32cm round
2.4 Put rolled out dough into 32cm buttered baking form
2.5 Make in the dough small holes for airing
2.6 Pre-bake for 10 minutes at 200C
3 Quiche
3.1 Spread the pre-cooked salmon & spinach onto the pre-baked dough base
3.2 Pour sour-cream-eggs mixture over the salmon & spinach
3.3 Sprinkle uniformly the grated cheese and black pepper over the filling
3.4 Bake the quiche for 25-30 minutes at 200C until golden
3.5 Enjoy and have a great Sunday!

Tarte Flambée with Smoked Salmon and Zucchini !

Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunchine

Ray Bradbury
Tarte Flambée with Smoked Salmon and Zucchini

Dough ingredients:
– 220g wheat flour
– 1 egg yolk
– 2 tbsp olive oil
– 100ml warm water
– 1/2 tsp salt

Filling ingredients:
– 200g sour cream
– 1 small red onion
– 1 small zucchini
– 200g smoked salmon
– chopped dill for serving

Directions:

1 Preheat the oven to 220C
2 Mix dough ingredients and knead the dough for 5 minutes
3 Roll out the dough into an oval 3-4mm height
4 Put the dough on the baking paper and bake at 220C for 8 min without a filling
5 Meanwhile chop onion, slice zucchini into rounds and slice salmon into stripes
6 Remove the baking tray from the oven, spread the sour cream over the dough, then add chopped onion, zucchini and salmon slices
7 Bake Tarte Flambée for another 10 minutes at 220C
8 Serve with chopped dill! 🙂

Tarte Flambée Feta-Olive !

Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us.

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Dough ingredients:
– 220g wheat flour
– 1 egg yolk
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 100ml warm water
– 1 pinch salt

Filling ingredients:
– 200g sour cream
– 2 small red onions
– 150g Feta cheese
– 100g black olives
– black pepper

Directions:

1 Preheat the oven to 220C
2 Mix dough ingredients and knead the dough for 5 minutes
3 Roll out the dough into a 3mm height oval
4 Put the dough on the baking paper: bake at 220C for 8 minutes without a filling
5 Meanwhile chop red onions, feta cheese and olives
6 Remove the baking tray from the oven, spread the sour cream over the baked dough, then chopped onion, chopped feta cheese and finally chopped olives
7 Bake Tarte Flambée for another 10 minutes at 220C
8 Sprinkle with black pepper and serve 🙂

Homemade Tarte Flambée with Apples and Cinnamon !

After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.

Kenneth Grahame
Tarte Flambée with apples

Dough ingredients:
– 220g wheat flour
– 1 egg yolk
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 100ml warm water
– 1 pinch salt

Filling ingredients:
– 200ml 10% sour cream
– 2 apples
– 1 tbsp cane sugar
– 3/4 tsp cinnamon

Method:
1 Preheat the oven to 220C
2 Mix dough ingredients and knead the dough for 5 minutes
3 Roll out the dough into a 3mm height oval
4 Put the dough on the baking paper: bake at 220C for 5-8 minutes without filling
5 Meanwhile wash and finely slice the apples
6 Remove the baking tray from the oven, spread the sour cream over the baked dough and put apples slices over sour cream
7 Mix sugar with cinnamon and sprinkle over apples
8 Bake Tarte Flambée for another 5-8 minutes at 220C
9 Serve and have a nice weekend !

Homemade Tarte Flambée with Camembert and Cranberry Jam

Badger hates Society, and invitations, and dinner, and all that sort of thing.

Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
Tarte Flambée with Camembert and Cranberry Jam

Dough ingredients:
– 220g wheat flour
– 1 egg yolk
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 100ml water
– 1 pinch salt

Filling ingredients:
– 150g Camembert
– 200ml sour cream
– 50ml cranberry jam
– a few sprigs of chives
– a pinch of black pepper

Method:
1 Preheat the oven to 220C
2 Mix dough ingredients and knead the dough for 5 minutes
3 Roll out the dough into a 3mm height oval or rectangle
4 Put the dough on the baking paper: bake at 220C for 5-8 minutes without filling
5 Remove the baking tray from the oven, spread the sour cream over it, then put the Camembert slices
6 Bake Tarte-Flambée for another 3 minutes at 220C
7 Spread cranberry jam, chopped chives and black pepper over the Tarte Flambée
8 Serve hot !

Breakfast French Toasts with Berries and Yogurt !

It was the middle of winter, and the snow-flakes were falling like feathers from the sky, and a queen sat at her window working, and her embroidery-frame was of ebony.

Brothers Grimm
French Toasts with Berries and Yogurt

Ingredients (for 2 servings):
– 6-7 slices of white bread (which makes 12-14 bread triangles)
– 1 egg
– 40g sugar (for soaking toasts) + 1 tablespoon sugar (for frying toasts)
– 200ml milk
– 50ml 33% cream
– 1 teaspoon Vanilla sugar
– 20-50g butter for frying toasts

Serving ingredients (for 2 servings):
– 100g raspberries
– 100g bromberries
– 100g yogurt
– fresh mint leaves

Directions:
1 Whisk an egg with sugar and Vanilla sugar in a large bowl
2 Pour milk and 33% cream to whisked sugar and mix will
3 Slice bread into 1cm thick pieces and half them into triangles
4 Dip bread triangles in the milky mixture both sides for 3 minutes (ideally, use a little dry bread, pain perdu 🥖)
5 Preheat the frying pan, melt some butter and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar
6 Put the bread triangles on the frying pan and fry until golden ~3 minutes each side
7 Serve with fresh berries, yogurt and fresh mint leaves
8 Enjoy with a cup of black coffee and have a great day !

Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero

Odes (Horace)

Buckwheat pancakes with Gruyère, Ham and Egg !

When the first fine spring days come, and the earth awakes and assumes its garment of verdure, when the perfumed warmth of the air blows on our faces and fills our lungs, and even appears to penetrate to our heart, we feel vague longings for undefined happiness, a wish to run, to walk at random, to inhale the spring.

Guy de Maupassant
Buckwheat pancakes with Gruyère, Ham and Egg

Batter ingredients (for 5-6 pancakes):
– 1/3-1/2 cup buckwheat flour
– 2 tablespoons wheat flour
– 1/2 egg
– 1 cup water (might be less or more, depends on buckwheat flour)
– 1 pinch salt
– 40g butter for frying

Filling ingredients (for filling 5-6 galettes):
– 5-6 eggs
– 80g ham
– 100g grated Gruyère cheese
– a few sprigs of green onions

Method:
1 Combine batter ingredients, mix them well and whisk until the batter is uniform
2 Grate Gruyère cheese, slice ham and put them in a fridge for a while in 2 bowls
3 Cook the pancakes
3.1 Melt butter in the skillet and pour ~1/2 cup of batter in it
3.2 Cook 2-3 minutes on one side and 1-2 minutes on another side
3.3 Repeat 2.1-2.2 for the remaining pancakes 🥞
4 Cook 5-6 eggs (as many as a number of pancakes you made) in a separate skillet with the melted butter, put them on a plate covered with a lid to keep them warm 😉
5 Warm up the pancakes in a frying pan with some melted butter and add in the middle of them the following levels:
5.1 Sliced ham
5.2 Grated Gruyère cheese
5.3 Cooked egg
6 Put the cooked galettes on the plates, and fold over their four edges
7 Garnish with chopped green onions & black pepper
8 Serve immediately and enjoy !

Hint:

Do not try to replace water by milk or butter by oil otherwise all the charm will be lost! 🙂

Sandwich au Roquefort !

Curiouser and curiouser!’ cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English)

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Sandwich au Roquefort Recette

Ingredients (for 2 servings):
– 100g du fromage de Roquefort
– 6 prunes
– 2 large slices of rye bread
– 1 small onion
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 1 tsp vinegar

Method:
1 Spread the cheese on the rye bread slices with a knife
2 Cut an onion into thin half rings and soak them in olive oil with vinegar for 5 minutes
3 Put the onion half rings over the cheese
4 Put the chopped prunes slices over the onion half rings
5 Serve with a vegetable soup !

Light Bûche de Noël

One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it – it was the black kitten’s fault entirely.

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Bûche de Noël

Ingredients:
– 140g eggs whites
– 140g sugar
– 10g cocoa
– 150ml cream 33%
– 10g powdered sugar

Method:
1 Separate egg whites from egg yolks
2 Beat the whites until strong peaks, gradually adding sugar
3 Add cocoa to the beaten whites and carefully mix with a spatula
4 Put the cocoa-eggs-sugar mixture on a baking (~30x20cm) form with a baking paper and flatten the dough a bit
5 Bake the cake 20 minutes at 165C, remove it from oven, wait 5 minutes and then carefully remove the baking paper 🙂
6 Beat cream with powdered sugar until strong peaks and put whipped cream on the cake and flatten.
7 Roll off the cake quickly but carefully
8 Put the rolled cake to the fridge for at least 1 hour
9 Cut the rolled cake into portions with a sharp knife. Serve with red berries !
10 Enjoy, it is really delicious 😉