Boursin™ Stuffed Mushrooms

Tasty and very easy recipe with only 2 main ingredients that you can find in every store: mushrooms and Boursin.

Boursin Stuffed Mushrooms

Natalija
The Boursin™ Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese is aleredy salty enough so don’t add more salt. On the other end, if you like spicy food, season with pepper.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 30 small mushrooms (Cremini or Button Mushrooms)
  • 1 block Boursin™ Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Some fresh herbs (cilantro, green onion, parsley) finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Wash and dry mushrooms. Remove stems. (You can use them for another recipe),
  • Place mushroom caps on a baking sheet. Season with pepper. Fill each mushroom’s hole with 1-2 tsps of Boursin™.
  • Bake about 25 minutes until mushrooms are golden and cooked through.
  • Sprinkle the baked mushrooms with fresh herbs and they’re ready to be served!
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Homemade Hummus

With or without tahini, homemade hummus made from scratch only takes 5 minutes to make. No needs to cook the chickpeas, just open a can and mix with garlic, lemon juice and olive oil! This delicious healthy snack can be serve for any occasion with pita bread or garden vegetables.

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Homemade Hummus

If you don't like spicy food, use paprika instead of chili powder, it makes the dish look pretty, and only slightly alters flavor.
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Natalija

Ingredients

  • 1 can (400 g) garbanzo beans (chickpea)
  • 1 lemon
  • 2-3 cloves garlic chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp tahini (sesame paste) optional
  • 3-4 Tbsp olive oil
  • A few pinches chili powder (or paprika)

Instructions

  • Drain garbanzo beans, keep half of the juice.
  • In a food processor, place the chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, salt, black pepper, tahini, chili powder and 2 Tbsp of olive oil. Mix until smooth. Add 1 or 2 Tbsp of the juice from the can (or water) to give a desired texture to the hummus.
  • Transfer hummus to a serving bowl, drizzle with the rest of the olive oil and sprinkle with chili powder or paprika.

Baked Feta (Psiti)

Baked Feta (Psiti) is a traditional Greek dish. It is very easy to prepare at home and will become one of your favorite appetizers.

Baked Feta (Feta Psiti)

Natalija
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Servings 6 servngs

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g feta cheese (in one block)
  • 2 pinches oregano
  • Some chili pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Place the feta in an oven-proof dish. Add the oregano and chili pepper flakes followed by the olive oil.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Serve hot with fresh bread or pita.
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Ham And Cheese Quiche

The Quiche is a French open faced pie. Amazing dish which can be served with tossed salad, roasted potatoes, bouillon ( broth ) or just by itself.

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Ham and cheese quiche

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Natalija

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet all butter puff pastry
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 ml cream
  • 150 g ham
  • 70 g shredded cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • On parchment paper, roll puff pastry out to larger than the size of your baking dish circle. Transfer to a pie plate. Using a fork, prick the surface of the dough to keep it from puffing up.
  • Pop in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the crust starts to turn light gold. Remove the pastry from the oven, pressing the center down with a fork, if it puffed up a bit.
  • Cut ham into small cubes and spread on top of the dough.
  • Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, salt and pepper. Pour evenly over the cheese layer.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a tooth pick comes clean.

Juicy French Style Pork Tenderloin

I lived in France more than 10 years. My husband is French but neither he or his parents have heard of this dish. The French don’t even suspect that this dish is called French style meat, but Russians eat this meat and know that it truly is “French style meat”.

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Juicy French Style Pork Tenderloin

The main ingredients in this dish are meat, mayonnaise, cheese and onion, lots of onion.
Course Main Dish
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Natalija

Ingredients

  • 6 pork tenderloin chops
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1-2 onion
  • 200 g cheese shredded
  • 5-6 Tbsp mayonnaise

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 380 degrees F. Line medium baking dish with aluminum foil.
  • Place each piece of meat between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound with the flat side of meat tenderizer until about 1/4 inch thick. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Lay the meat out on the baking dish. Peel and cut the onion (half-moon). Arrange the onion on top of the pork. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Spread mayonnaise all over the meat.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes until golden brown.

Puff Pastry Apple Tart

Very simple puff pastry apple tart recipe with minimum ingredients and maximum flavor. You don’t even need a mold for it. Sour apples work the best. I use brown sugar, it gives the apples that caramelized taste. Can be served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or cold with some powdered sugar on top.

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Puff pastry apple tart

Taste first your apples, then add more or less sugar to make tart perfect to your taste.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Natalija

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet all butter puff pastry
  • 3-4 apples Granny Smith
  • 1-2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 30 g unsalted butter
  • confectioner's sugar (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 380 degrees F. Place the dough on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Poke all over with a fork.
  • Peel the apples, core and cut into wedges. Slice the wedges thinly and arrange the slices on the pastry, overlapping as you go. Dot apple slices with butter.
  • Fold the edges of the pastry.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes, until the pastry is golden and apples are tender.

Lemon Shells Stuffed With Ice Cream

Refreshing chocolate and lemon treats, served in the natural lemon shells. If you wish to serve them in a la cafe gourmand style, use small lemons, surprise your friends.

Lemon Shells Stuffed With Ice Cream

Natalija
It will be easier to work with lemon sorbet and chocolate ice cream if you remove it from the freezer 3 minutes before.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 6 lemons
  • 1 (300 g) lemon sorbet
  • 1 (300 g) chocolate ice cream

Instructions
 

  • Cut off the top of the lemon. Hollow out each lemon by using a teaspoon. Remove juice and flesh, but be careful not to puncture the lemon skin.
  • Spoon some lemon sorbet into shells and press firmly with teaspoon. Fill the rest of the lemon with chocolate ice cream.
  • Place stuffed lemons in the freezer with the hats on top. You can serve this fancy dessert in as little as one hour, or when the lemon shells are completely frozen.
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Fresh whipped cream with blackberries

Treat yourself with this mini dessert that is perfect for any occasion. It takes minimum time to make and looks fabulous. Fruits can be fresh or frozen, don’t worry : it will taste the same. This fresh whipped cream with blackberries will be perfect with a cafe gourmand!

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Fresh whipped cream with blackberries

The proportion for this recipe is for the mini glasses. If you are using regular wine glasses you'll get 2-3 servings.
Course Cafe gourmand, Dessert
Prep Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Natalija

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream very cold
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Whip heavy cream fluffy, until soft peaks form, but not too firm.
  • Equally divide washed fruits into prepared glasses. Using the piping bag or small spoon, equally spread the cream into the glasses. Refrigerate if not serving it immediately.
  • Before serving, dust it with cacao powder.

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