Whether you prepare this dish for a chilly evening or a summer luncheon, potato cake with cheese and bacon, also known as la truffade, is delicious and filling. This traditional potato dish hails from the Auvergne region of France, complement it with a rustic rye loaf for a complete meal
This French macaroni and cheese recipe tastes velvety smooth, rich, and just a touch sophisticated - nothing like those little blue boxes of dry, salty mix sold in markets and convenience stores. This dish takes only 40 minutes to prepare, much less than a quarter of which is spent actively cooking. Use this French-style "mac and cheese" as an unexpected side dish on a dinner menu or as the focal point of a winter-themed mountain lodge party.
Gougeres are little cheese puffs, usually served as an appetizer with wine or cocktails. They're so easy to make. Simply whip up an egg and cheese batter, pipe it onto a baking sheet, and bake the gougeres until they are puffed and golden. The little pastries fill the kitchen with a fantastic aroma and are perfect for a cozy night spent indoors.
This roasted goat cheese with honey and thyme recipe is a great appetizer. Petite wedges of cheese are roasted golden brown, drizzled with honey, and then sprinkled with thyme and ground black pepper. The sweet honey and fresh thyme nicely offset the sharp taste of goat cheese. Serve these alone or with balsamic-drizzled fresh berries as a garnish.
The beauty of French cuisine lies in its delicious simplicity. A few perfect ingredients, creatively combined, can make an inspiring dish. This Catalan cheese and honey dessert recipe, known as mel i mato, is a perfect example of that method of cooking. This version uses easily available soft cheese, instead of the classic goat cheese used in the original dish. Toasted walnuts is the traditional garnish to this delectably simple and filling dessert.