Bastille Day Menu: 5 French Recipes
1. Apple Cart Cocktail
French cocktails are fun, sophisticated and simple to make. Apple Cart is très French made with two popular liquors from France: Cointreau and Calvados.
2. No Crust Quiche Lorraine
Quiche is a very popular dish in France, enjoyed warm or cold and usually served with a side of salad in French brasseries, at lunch time. It is also commonly on offer for aperitif, as nibbles, cut into individual bites.
Coq au Vin is a classic French casserole and a winter favourite in France. Chicken is marinated in red wine overnight before been braised in a cast iron cocotte (Dutch oven) for 2 hours.
4. Iles Flottantes
Iles Flottantes (floating Islands) is a classic French dessert that consists of Oeufs a la neige (soft poached meringue) floatting on Creme Anglaise (runny vanilla custard), often topped with caramel and silvered almonds.
5. Mandarin & Cointreau Souffles
The French are known for their savoir-faire when it comes to combining the simplest of ingredients with classic techniques to produce something wonderful from the oven. Light but incredibly flavoursome, this French classic is made truly memorable by the wonderful combination of cointreau and mandarins.
What is your favourite French dish?
How are you planning to celebrate Bastille Day?