To celebrate France’s National Day, Tefal sent me some ingredients for the Cuisine Companion Cooking Challenge.
My Masterchefy challenge was to come up with French dishes using the ingredients I was sent.
Easy? Couci-couça. Before this, I’ve tried some French recipes but not very often. I tend not to go towards stuff I’m not that familiar with. But this is a cooking challenge so I had to move outside my comfort zone.
First up was Bread with Bacon and Cheese. It’s an easy preparation but has a two-hour rising time. Mine didn’t rise (obviously, from the photo). But even so it was still damn yummy. I think the problem was the lack of non-drafty and warm area in my kitchen. The hubby didn’t mind though. He ate a lot of it.
Second was the main meal, which is French Chicken Ragout. I changed the veal to chicken in the recipe but it still worked. The family loved it, paired with warm rolls. I had to google what to use as side dish for the stew. Not really that familiar with French side dishes.
Lastly, is the dessert. The easiest bit in the lot. Of course it was going to be crepes! It was the first time I attempted making crepes and I think I made it a bit too thick. Next time I’m going to go all fancy and do a mango with cream one. Now that I know how easy it is then it’s time to experiment.
My little girl kept asking if she was eating French food. I said it was the closest thing I could copy but one day, when she’s old enough to appreciate cultural travel, we’ll head off for the real thing. Next to try, Eclairs!
Have a good Bastille Day! A good excuse to eat everything French!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary Cuisine Companion from Tefal for this partnership.