FRENCH FOOD!

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The people in France enjoy eating at cafés that overlook the beautiful city of France. Food in France in very diverse. The only other country that has similar food is actually China. Meals go from baguette with cheese, all the way to a dozen courses taking hours to eat with family and friends. In schools and businesses, lunch is a long period of time to eat with family. Schools take a long break for lunch, and businesses re-open around 2p.m., then close at 7p.m. to eat dinner with the family. Italy contributed some of their styles of food to the French culture. Some famous French food are:
~Chocolat Chaud/Chocolat: hot chocolate
~Café: coffee
~Crêpe: a thin pancake filled with either cheese, chocolate, or Nutella
~Croque Monsieur: sort of like a ham & cheese, but it is grilled.
~Croque Madam: grilled ham & cheese, with a fried egg on top
~The Kings Day Cake: use egg and dough to make the cake dough. then, use a layer of either almond paste or Nutella (your choice). next, get a traditional 3 Kings Day trinket and put it into the almond paste or Nutella. then, place another layer of dough and bake. when cut up, the person that finds the trinket in their piece of cake is "king for the day" and gets to wear a crown!
~Steak-frites: a steak with fries on the side, usually served in cafés in France
~Croissant: a traditional French food. served with either butter, jam, jelly or Nutella... you can have it any meal of the day!


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Crême Brulée
-Ingredients
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Beat egg yolks, 4 tablespoons sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl until thick and creamy.
  3. Pour cream into a saucepan and stir over low heat until it almost comes to boil. Remove the cream from heat immediately. Stir cream into the egg yolk mixture; beat until combined.
  4. Pour cream mixture into the top of a double boiler. Stir over simmering water until mixture lightly coats the back of a spoon; approximately 3 minutes. Remove mixture from heat immediately and pour into a shallow heat-proof dish.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for 1 hour, or overnight.
  6. Preheat oven to broil.
  7. In a small bowl combine remaining 2 tablespoons white sugar and brown sugar. Sift this mixture evenly over custard. Place dish under broiler until sugar melts, about 2 minutes. Watch carefully so as not to burn.
  8. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Refrigerate until custard is set again.

Dessert Crêpes

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Ingredients

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, melted butter, flour sugar and salt until smooth.
  2. Heat a medium-sized skillet or crepe pan over medium heat. Grease pan with a small amount of butter or oil applied with a brush or paper towel. Using a serving spoon or small ladle, spoon about 3 tablespoons crepe batter into hot pan, tilting the pan so that bottom surface is evenly coated. Cook over medium heat, 1 to 2 minutes on a side, or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

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