Archive | February, 2012

Wanna-be French baguettes at McDonald’s?

25 Feb

McDonald’s has come up with a new innovative sandwich to appeal more to its French customers, the ‘McBaguette’, announced February 25th 2012. Continue reading

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French Crepes

21 Feb

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Crepes have been a French tradition since forever. It is famous for all of its little creperies in its towns and cities with the tourists joining in with the locals enjoying them just outside. For National Pancake Day here it the classic French tradition recipe for Crepes. This recipe is simply and delicious and you will be getting a true feeling of what a real French Crepe tastes like.

Nationality: French Cost: £3

Ingredients:

  • 3 Eggs
  • 250g of Flour
  • 500ml of Milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 glass of Beer (15cl)
  • Pinch of Salt

Preparation:

Mix all the ingredients together with a whisk until it becomes a smooth mixture. Cover the bowl and put into the fridge for about an hour for it to rest. Heat a frying pan on high heat. Lightly grease the hot frying pan. Use a small ladle to measure out the batter and simply pour into the hot pan and spread evenly. Flip over the crepe when you see it is no longer sticking to the surface. Remove from heat.

Note: You can serve these crepes with sweet or savory accompaniments (eg: Lemon, Sugar, Nutella, Jam, Ice cream or Ham, Eggs, Cheese and even Bacon)

 

The French Table

20 Feb

Nationality: French

85 Maple Road, Surbiton
KT6 4AW Surrey London
Tel: 020 8399 2365

Valentine’s Day dinner under $10

16 Feb

This year, romantic candle-lit dinners were available for couples in American fast food chains on Valentine’s Day, February 14th 2012. Continue reading

Light Classic Banoffee Pie

16 Feb

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This dessert is actually originates from England but when looking back on the history of the banoffee pie we find out that it was actually an inspiration from an American dessert called “Blum’s Coffee Toffee Pie” but the English decided to change it up again and has been done like this ever since. The reason why I classify this as a some-what American dessert is because of how popular it is in the USA. this recipe is classified as ‘Light’ as we are using Light Carnation condensed milk and no thick layer of whipped cream on top, this pie is heavy enough without the cream.

Nationality: American Cost: £5

Ingredients: FILLING

  • 1 can of Light Carnation condensed milk
  • 100g of Butter
  • 100g of Brown Sugar
  • 2 Bananas

Ingredients: CRUST

  • 250g of Digestive cookie crumbs
  • 100g of melted Butter

Preparation:

Crush the 250g of cookies into crumbs until they are a fine dusty sandy consistency and then mix in melted butter. Press mixture into the bottom of a greased pie dish and let cool on the fridge while preparing filling.

Melt the butter in a pan on low/medium heat and at sugar. Stir continuously as you are making a caramel and you don’t want the butter and sugar to get to hot and burn (which can happen VERY easily). Once the sugar has melted in the butter there with still be a layer of butter on the top but this is normal. Pour in the condensed milk and stir until all of it as combined and become one mixture with no lumps of dark brown caramel. Set aside. Cut up bananas in slices and place on the top of the crust and then pour toffee over it evenly. Cool on the fridge for about an hour and then serve.

 

Kraft’s newest innovation: Milkbite Milk & Granola bar

14 Feb

The American company, Kraft Foods, has officially launched their newest snack bars, the MilkBite Milk & Granola bar, today on February 14th 2012.

Kraft's newest product: the Milkbite Bar

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Candybar Cheesecake with an Oreo cookie Crust

11 Feb

Cheesecake has been an American cake for years. Its well known for its density and rich creamy filling and pleasant cookie crust. People have created their own flavors to add to cheesecakes as i have with this recipe. You make choose any candy bar (in the photo i did it with Snickers, but it is entirely your choice). Just a note: this recipe is also very good with out the candy bars and just the oreo cookie crust.

Nationality: American                                                                              Cost: £10-15

Ingredients: CRUST

  • 2 cups/200g of oreo cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 cup/50 g of Sugar
  • 1/2 cup/114g melted Butter

Ingredients: FILLING

  • 5 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tbsp/35g of Flour
  • 1 cup/200g of Sugar
  • 32 ounces/1kg of Cream Cheese
  • 1/3 cup/80ml of heavy whipping Cream
  • 2 Snicker bars, cut up

Preparation: CRUST

In a medium bowl combine oreo crumbs with the sugar and the melted butter and mix well with your hands. the the crumbs evenly into a greased cake dish and then refrigerate while making the filling.

Preparation: FILLING

Preheat oven at 350 degrees F or 175 degrees C. In a large bowl mix cream cheese, sugar and flour together. beat it medium speed until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time and mix between each addition. Add the whipping cream and vanilla and mix.  Then remove the crust from fridge and pour in the filling. Add cut up candy bars.

Bake for 15 minutes and then lower over temperature to 250 degrees F (120C) and continue to bake for 1 1/2 hours or until the center of the cake looks a little wet and wobbly. After cool overnight and then serve the next day.